Snowmageddon-ed in? Here's a fun cure for cabin fever and bored kids, and a practical way to make the most of what Mother Nature has chosen to dump on you - just think of it as the winter version of life handing you lemons and making lemonade...with a little Absolut Citron shaken in, if you're me - ha!
....any Girl Scouts out there remember this one?
Snow Ice Cream!!!
8 cups snow, or shaved ice
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place snow or shaved ice into a large bowl. Pour condensed milk over and add vanilla. Mix to combine. Serve immediately in bowls.
Optional fun things - mix in some frozen strawberries (or any other berries, really) or use a different flavored extract, like lemon, or almond extract with some shredded coconut mixed in. Enjoy!
Obviously, if you live next to a dog park, chemical plant, or toxic waste dump-slash-recycling area, use common sense about using tainted snow. Get it while it's fresh and pure, and enjoy this old-fashioned bit of fun.