It’s the perfect day for this amazing SNOW ICE CREAM!!
It’s the second week back to school from Christmas break and -guess what?! It’s a snow day! Yes, we get out of school for about 2 inches of snow here in Virginia. The kids are thrilled though, and we have a plan…
We decided to make our Peppermint Snow Dream Ice Cream…
…or as my kids call it “the Brain Freeze”- and want to share this tradition with you and your family. It’s a simple recipe that starts with your very own fresh snow. If you know it will be snowing; you can leave a bowl out overnight. Otherwise just grab the purest, cleanest layer on top. Make sure you leave it outside until you are ready to mix it all.
It’s super easy and a little messy. Here goes!
- 8 semi-packed c. fresh SNOW
- ¼ c. sugar (light brown sugar)
- ⅛ c. crushed candy canes (1/8 c. extra for garnish)
- 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
- ¼ tsp. peppermint extract
- Add sugar and candy canes to snow and stir a few times.
- Add condensed milk and peppermint extract and stir until you reach a well-combined ice cream consistency.
- Serve, garnish and watch them grin!
So there is my snow treat for you.
I wish I’d had these adorable Dessert Glasses on hand to serve my Snow Dream Ice Cream! [amazon_link asins=’B071ZL9GND’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’plofmyta-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’1854d4eb-10ce-11e8-a910-c3ca5f7be6ac’]
You can also make your own unique flavors by switching out the candy canes and peppermint extract for what you like best!
Here are some other ideas:
- Vanilla extract/ Vanilla bean (from the pod)
- Lemon Extract/ Lemon zest
- 1/4 c. well drained pineapple tidbits
Leave me a comment and let me know what you try!
For a perfect accompaniment that fully encompasses the hot and cold- make my favorite Peppermint Hot Chocolate! Chill out and warm up! Haha.
On peppermint overload!? Try this Best Hot Chocolate Recipe– can’t go wrong there!
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Cheers to a fun snow day!