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Recipe: Snow Ice Cream ~ Foraging & Eating Snow

snow ice cream

The world’s easiest “recipe” for the most magical thing i’ve ever eaten….yes a simple two ingredient ice cream made with snow! There’s a candy floss quality about it in that it dissolves so quickly in your mouth. I love ice cream anyway so this is pure joy on a spoon.

It was inspired by a tweet I saw from a company called Forage Fine Foods, that make products from foraged ingredients and wild foods. I’m the type of person likely to accidentally kill myself picking the wrong type of mushroom so foraging is not my bag.  Also i quite like shopping.  Anyway seeing as it just involved popping a few metres to the garden, I knew it would be hard for me to cause any damage.  It really was as simple as 1,2,3!

Be sure to do collect your snow when it’s freshly fallen and powdery before the foxes etc have had a chance to mark their territory. Also I would recommend that you take it from the garden rather than near parked cars which I imagine is that little bit more polluted. Basically use your eyes and common sense regarding whether the snow is edible. Neighbours who spot you might think you’re nuts but who cares.

Recipe: Snow Ice Cream

Ingredients – 2 servings:

  • 1 litre bowl of snow! (i can’t tell you what pleasure it gives to put snow on an ingredient list!)
  • 100ml condensed milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla paste

Instructions:

  1. Collect snow
  2. Add condensed milk and vanilla and quickly mix with whisk or fork
  3. Eat and enjoy immediately
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