One of my (Mr. Handsome’s) favorite childhood memories was making snow ice cream. Sledding, snow angels, and snow fights were all fun, but the real reward was the delicious dessert at the end. You can treat snow ice cream like regular ice cream and add any flavor (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or anything else that you heart desires). But to me there is nothing better than simple maple syrup. I think it’s because I can imagine myself gathering sap in the woods in the freezing cold, boiling it down, and throwing it on some snow.
This year I had the special opportunity of sharing snow ice cream with Little Buddy. Ellie has worked hard to limit his sugar, but he recently discovered ice cream and learned how delicious it is. So as soon as he heard Daddy mention snow ice cream, he became super excited and shouted, “Ice Caweeeem!!!”
He loved it. Of course it didn’t take long for him to realize that what made it so delicious was the maple syrup. He kept asking for “morie dat,” as he pointed to the syrup container. He also seemed to think that my spoon was the only one that made the snow ice cream taste good, and he insisted on using my spoon instead of his. Then after we switched spoons, he changed his mind and decided he wanted his old spoon back. So we continually switched back and forth.
Have you ever tried snow ice cream? What are your favorite toppings?