Monday, January 6, 2014

How to Make Snow Ice Cream!


You may have noticed very few outfit/instagram pics from me in the past week.  That's because I was extreeeemely busy soaking up the sun in LA; where J & I visited my side of the family and had a great time watching our alma mater win the Rose Bowl (GO GREEN!!).  Now I'm wondering if maybe I should have stayed in LA, because I came back to snowpocalypse 2014!  It has snowed well over 20 inches here, and conditions are so bad that my workplace has been closed for the past two days.  CRAZY! 

What I should be doing during this time is cleaning up the house and doing laundry.  But, obviously, that would be too responsible of me. Instead, what I have been doing is taking naps and making ice cream out of snow.  
...When in Rome…! 

My friend Katie posted a similar snow ice cream recipe today (thanks, Katie!!!) and in an attempt to break up my naps, I decided to give it a go.  I tweaked the recipe a bit, and to my surprise, it's actually REALLY delicious!  Who knew?! 

So, if you're snowed in and want to eat something yummy and relatively healthy, make yourself a bowl of snow ice cream!  You can add even more pizazz to your version with different toppings like hot fudge, m&ms, and whipped cream.  Have fun & stay warm!

(Check out the original recipe from Country Drawers Blog here!)

 ***It goes without saying that you'll want to use only fresh, untouched, snow!***  

11 comments:

  1. Haha! :-) The nap...such a priority when it can be! I took a nap EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. of winter break.

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  2. I have always wanted to try this! So jealous we don't get snow here :(

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  3. If I were you I would melt a cup of snow in a clear glass before making this - snow has tons of chemicals and dirt in it even for being perfectly white! Ick!

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    1. Hi Katie- Thanks for the comment. I understand your thought. However, fresh untouched snow is no more dangerous than the regular air we breathe; especially in particularly freezing weather, such as the -30 degF that we have had in Michigan! And you can take my word for it. I am an Epidemiologist and my career revolves around surveillance and prevention of illness. :) -Yasi

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  4. My fiancé introduced me to this!! I wish I wasn't lactose intolerant because it is so good!! :)

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love this. I used soy milk because I am lactose intolerant, you could try that "neatly-packaged"...
    Yasi, please post more frequently. I miss your beautiful face and gorgeous clothes.

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  6. Amen KatieJ - snow is so polluted - it's gross. I don't recommend using it without boiling first. It's like drinking water from a river without boiling it first.

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    1. Hi Melinda- Thanks for the comment. I understand your thought. However, fresh untouched snow is no more dangerous than the regular air we breathe; especially in particularly freezing weather, such as the -30 degF that we have had in Michigan! And you can take my word for it. I am an Epidemiologist and my career revolves around surveillance and prevention of illness. :) -Yasi

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  7. We have had a ton of snow where I am from too. I can't wait to try this the next time we get a fresh snow fall! <3

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  8. YUMMMMOOOO!!! My 2 year old absolutely loved it! Great alternative to the real deal (that isn't in my house b/c I'd eat the entire container).

    I'll enjoy my snow-creme while I also enjoy my REAL food "diet" free of toxins and chemicals the rest of the world has deemed inappropriate to have in our food while it continues to be pushed down the throats of Americans on a daily basis!

    LOVE YOU YASI!

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