Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Snow Ice Cream

We continue to be held tight in the grip of the Polar Vortex (hahaha) and have been suffering from a severe case of cabin fever as a result of the frigid weather. Today they reported a high of 12*F but said it never felt above -28*F.  Eep!  The kids have been cooped up inside for the majority of January due to either below freezing weather or rain/mud.  We're all going a bit batty and everyone's nerves are frayed.  Usually, the kids play well with one another but the past couple days have seen them fighting and being very cranky with each other.  Yet, when I separate them so they can play by themselves for a short time, they both throw fits as if I'm asking them to cut off their arm!  I guess I can't win.  But, WAIT!  I did have a major win today - thanks to Pinterest!  Last night I searched for winter-themed activities for preschoolers and came up with several great ideas but only had all the materials necessary for one of the ideas.  So, we made Snow Ice Cream.  It was super easy and surprisingly tasty!  B3 & Iris had a blast and talked about it to me, to our friends, to daddy, to lamby, to puppy, etc., all day.  They also asked for multiple helpings of their snow fun treat.
Snow Ice Cream Recipe: 4 cups fresh/clean snow (we needed more than 4, maybe 8?), 1 cup milk (we used almond milk), 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla ... Per some blog-type research we also froze our milk for about half an hour before pouring it into our snow so the snow would not melt too quickly

Happy mixing & making a sticky snow mess!

Sneaking a taste...mmm...yummy

Shoveling it in.  Not too fast little girl, you'll get an ice cream headache

Yea! We love Snow Ice Cream!

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