As a Murcian that I am, the snow fascinates me. The Swiss genes may also have something to do with it, which make me somehow unconsciously long for white landscapes, but the fact is that I can’t help being attracted to snowfalls. I know that for those who live with her it is more a nuisance than something beautiful, but what has caught my attention lately is the idea of use snow as a base to make ice cream. Would you try it?
Even though I couldn’t help but twist my nose at the thought of eat snow caught off the ground, the underlying theory is actually not far-fetched. Taking advantage of the circumstances of living in an area where it is common to wake up surrounded by a blanket of thick snow can be an interesting way to take advantage of the discomfort that it entails. I guess it depends a lot on where we are, and how picky we are.
Homemade snow ice cream I’ve seen it mostly on American cooking blogsTake Tide and Thyme, for example, run by a Maryland mother. She tells us how, after a heavy snowfall that left a layer of several centimeters of snow, she and her family took the opportunity not only to play with the snow but also to prepare a delicious ice cream.
You just have to collect fresh and clean snow, mix it with condensed milk and add the aromas or extra ingredients as desired, such as vanilla or syrups. I have also seen the possibility of mixing the snow with milk or cream, and then adding sugar or sweeteners to taste. It seems that the condensed milk provides a creamier texture, but I suppose it is a matter of trying different methods.
The key is to have good snow, just fallen, clean and fresh. If we know that it is going to snow, it may be a good idea to leave a large bowl in the garden or patio for you to collect directly, without touching the ground. Anyway, I would not recommend eating snowfall in the center of big cities, due to air pollution. Have you ever eaten snow? Would you dare to try a snow ice cream if you had the opportunity?
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