What To Do With All this Snow? Eat it of course! Try these Fun Snow Treats
With inches upon inches of snow falling in Massachusetts this past weekend, we found some fun snow treats to make and enjoy.
Sugar on Snow
When I was growing up, my Nana introduced me to sugar on snow. She grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and this was a favorite tradition of the family. It’s not as popular in other New England states, but if you want to give it a try here’s how we did it!
I put a bowl outside so that the snow would fill up in the bowl as the snowflakes fell in the storm this past weekend. When we had enough snow, I boiled one cup of maple syrup on the stove. I could have done less – it goes a long way. I should have done 1/2 cup or 3/4 of a cup. The key is to get the syrup to 235 degrees, but we tested it by putting a small drip of the syrup in a cup of cold water. If it balled up, it was ready for sugar on snow. You MUST use real maple syrup – the fresher the better.
Then I took the snow inside and put it in a long pan. You don’t need to have a lot of snow, but definitely cover the bottom. We drizzled the maple syrup in the snow and then used plastic spoons (or popsicle sticks would work) to wrap the snow and syrup. It comes out as a taffy-like substance.
This was a fun science experiment like treat for the kids on a snowy day!
Snow Ice Cream
Another fun idea is to make snow ice cream! Again, gather up clean, fresh snow from outside into a bowl. Then with just a can of sweetened, evaporated milk, our friends created snow ice cream. Thanks for sharing your pictures and “recipe” with us!
This looks fun and tasty, and we can’t wait to try it next time we need a snow treat.
There are other snow ice cream recipes to follow if you would like to try some different techniques for this cold treat.