Wednesday, April 14, 2010

When life gives you lemons...

make lemonade!  And, when life gives you snow(in April) make snow ice cream!

We've had some snowy days - see why I have to start seeds inside?! - and enough snow stuck last night that there was a decent layer of clean, fresh snow this morning.  My munchkins have been sneaking outside all morning to get snow to eat, the little stinkers, so I decided to have them make snow ice cream.

First, they gathered snow in the sand box buckets they got from Grandma and Grandpa for Easter.  Yes, my boy is in his jammies and they don't have coats on.  It was warm, I promise!



They dumped the snow into a large bowl.


I poured a can of sweetened condensed milk over the snow.


And they stirred and stirred, then I stirred a bit.


Until it was a homogenous mixture.



Then they ate a bunch of it and I put some in the freezer.




I think it may not be so delicious, it seemed like an awful lot of snow for that little bit of milk and sugar, but they seemed to like it fine.  I couldn't taste it because it upsets Baby T's tummy when I eat dairy, so I'll ask their Daddy for a verdict when he gets home.  No matter what, it was a fun and quick little project for them this morning.

11 comments:

  1. Snow today? Wow! Your ice cream looks great, and I love your new header!

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  2. Yeah, April is the new December here. :P

    Thanks, I've been having fun playing around with the look here.

    Apparently, the ice cream only looks great, according to our adult taster. :)

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  3. What a cute idea!!
    And I love this layout, too, btw - with those cuties up at the top, how could I not???

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  4. That looks like so much fun! And I really can't believe it is still snowing...we are in the 80's!

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  5. This looks like tons of fun. I am especially enjoying your helper photos for all your posts. They are so industrious! And adorable!

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  6. This looks so fun :) And snow cream is the best (even though I've never had it in April!) Stopping by from New Friend Friday!

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  7. I love your new layout!

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  8. And I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Sunshine Award! Come check it out! http://onthebanksofsquawcreek.blogspot.com/2010/04/here-comes-sun.html

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  9. Great idea. I'm your newest follower from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. I love you blog. Can't wait to read more.

    -K
    http://mypottyseat.blogspot.com/

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  10. What fun although I would not want snow in April.

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  11. YUM!! What a great idea!!!
    That's funny, my friends say...If life give you lemon, sell it and buy Diet coke! HAHAHA
    Your kids are adorable. I have 3.
    Happy new friend Friday!
    I am following you now, come follow me!
    Frenchy

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