Friday, 10 February 2017

The Old Aunties' Snow Cake

When I was a little girl, my mom would make snow ice cream for us.  She would take a BIG mixing bowl and collect freshly fallen snow.  Then she would mix sugar, milk, and vanilla and pour it over the snow.  The result was a delicious slush which had to be eaten at top speed before the snow melted away.  The result was always a fierce case of brain freeze but it was worth it! 


This charming painting by Inge Nook transported me back to those days of snow ice cream and the excitement of heavy snowfall.  I still love when it snows which just goes to show you never out grow snow ice cream, or in the Auties' case, snow cake. 

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  1. My mom used to make snow ice cream this way. It was so good. I made it the same way, for our kids a couple of times. I don't think many people make snow ice cream anymore, but they should.

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    1. It is such a simple thing to do and makes lovely memories.

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  2. Snow ice cream? Amazing idea I never heard of! Sounds really funny. I can very well imagine it was a great thing for kids!

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    1. The funniest part was, Mom would not let us eat the first snow of the season. For some reason she thought it would not be 'clean enough' to eat.

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    2. I remember as kids we ate snow straight from the "field". "Unspiced". Not very tasty but tingly cold on your tongue! But my Mom and Grandmom also told us, not to do it because all the dirt in the air would have been solved in the snow. The same thoughts as your Mom obviously had! :-)

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    3. Yes, that sounds like her logic. She also said the first snow would be radioactive or something like that. Of course, it was the 1960s and the 'cold war' so we thought everything was dangerous and radioactive. ; D

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