We had a healthy 10 inches of snow, more than the dusting we had a couple of weeks ago and the only snow we’ve seen here since 2011.
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, 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 & 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, 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.