Got Snow? Shake up a Snow Cream Cocktail, inspired by childhood snow cream but with an adult twist, in cocktail form.
I hope you all have your provisions
to survive the latest winter blast. . .
Bread, milk, batteries, ice melt. . .
And copious amounts of alcohol. :)
We had a healthy 10 inches of snow, more than the dusting we had a couple of weeks ago.
Enough to cause things to come to a grinding halt,
closing schools for two days and stopping mail delivery.
Apparently the creed: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” doesn’t apply here in the South. :)
I know for everyone in the Northeast and Midwest U.S., snow is a dirty four letter word, but it was a rare and welcome sight for us, provided you’re home and don’t have to get out in it.
A friend was making snow cream for her girls, a reminder of what a fun snowy day activity and treat that we enjoyed when we were growing up. If you’ve never had it, it’s like an icy milkshake in consistency as opposed to ice cream.
Collect your fresh snow (you can put a bowl out in advance if you remember) and mix with half and half or milk, vanilla, and sugar or use a short cut and mix it with sweetened condensed milk.
You can find a recipe for snow cream and variations by the reviews, here.
For the adult version, and a Winter Survival Snow Cream Cocktail, fill a cocktail shaker with fresh, clean snow.
For two cocktails, (6 ounce glasses) I mixed 4 ounces each of Irish Cream, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur and half and half. Pour your ingredients in your snow filled shaker.
Your snow will melt, so pack in as much additional snow as will fit in your shaker and immediately shake until mixed.
Pour into a *chocolate drizzled glass.
*For the chocolate drizzle:
Place your glass in the freezer to chill. Add your chocolate syrup to the inside of the glass and immediately return it to the freezer to help your chocolate drizzle firm up.
You can see by the level of the Irish Cream in the bottom
of my bottle that it’s time to mix up a new batch!
Find an easy and delicious blender recipe for Homemade Irish Cream, HERE.
I guarantee you’ll never want to buy it from the store again!
Winter Survival Snow Cream Cocktail
- cocktail shaker
- Fresh clean snow
- 4 oz. Irish Cream Liqueur such as Bailey’s or Homemade recipe
- 4 oz. Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
- 4 oz. Half and Half
- Chocolate syrup
- Fill a martini shaker with fresh clean snow.
- To shaker add: Irish Cream Liqueur, White Chocolate Liqueur and Half and Half.
- Shake up ingredients and immediately pour into chocolate drizzled glass.
- For the chocolate drizzle:Place martini glass in the freezer to chill. Add chocolate syrup to the inside of the glass and immediately return it to the freezer to help chocolate drizzle firm up.
Hope you’re surviving the latest winter blast,
we all have our coping mechanisms. :)
Hang in there,
Spring is 33 days away.
The sun will come out. . .it will melt away. . .
And we’ll be picking flowers again soon!
For the cold and snow weary, find Keep Calm and Winter On projects, DIYs and recipes, good for your mental health and your tummy, HERE.
You’ll find recipes to make your own mulling spice, dish up some delicious and hearty Chicken-Bacon Pot Pie, serve up a bowl of the best Winter Minestrone, feed the birds with creative DIYs, build a snowman out of grapevine wreaths and more!
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