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June 23, 2024

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Snow Recipes!

Peppermint snow ice cream; spicy honey candy; cocoa slushies! Snow day becomes eat day!

Have a bit of c-c-cold fun in the kitchen today!


Coconut maple snow cream

  • 8 cups snow
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Chill the can of coconut milk and skim off the cream (or leave it on if you want a more decadent dish). Put the snow in a large bowl, stir in ingredients, lightly mix until combined.


Peppermint snow ice cream

While mixing cream and sugar as in the video on top is one way to go, if you’re snowbound with a can of sweetened condensed milk in the pantry, you’re in luck. And if you happen to have some stray peppermint extract, even luckier. Would it be too much to ask to discover some broken candy canes somewhere for a touch of garnish?

  • 8 cups snow
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

If you want, place the can of milk outside and allow it to chill. Put the snow in a large bowl, stir in chilled milk and peppermint, lightly mix until combined. Yum.


Spicy honey candy with sea salt

  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Cayenne pepper and sea salt to taste

Such a simple treat! Mix honey with vanilla and cayenne to desired level of heat. Pour gobs of honey in clean snow and roll them around with a spoon until formed into balls, remove from snow and sprinkle with sea salt.


Hot Cocoa Snow Slushie

Adapted to be combined with snow for the world’s best hot cocoa snow slushie.

  • 3 ounces of your favorite chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 cups snow
  • Whipped cream

Chop the chocolate into little pieces and melt in a double boiler over simmering water. Add cocoa and sugar, stir constantly until blended. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup milk until smooth, and cool to room temperature. Once cool, add the remaining milk and stir the mix into snow until slushie-like. Top with whipped cream. Indulge.

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