When my eldest daughter was little, one of her favorite television shows was the cartoon Little Bear, based on the book series by Maurice Sendak. In one of her very favorite episodes (Snowbound), Little Bear and his friend Emily’s grandmother make “Snow Cream”. We’ve been making our own version ever since, whenever there’s big snowstorm.
We’re in the middle of a blizzard at the moment, and even though my “baby” is away at college now, her younger sisters and I continued with the tradition and made a batch. Here’s how:
Fill a small bowl with clean, fluffy snow. In a separate bowl, whip 2 cups of heavy cream with a teaspoon of vanilla extract and about a 1/4 cup powdered sugar (or more if you like it sweeter). Gently combine the snow into the whipped cream mixture, repeating the following rhyme (as recited in the Little Bear episode) as you stir:
“Whether the weather be cold,
or weather the weather be hot,
We’ll weather the weather whatever the weather,
whether we like it or not!”
You’ll get 4-6 servings. Top with sprinkles, a cherry, chocolate syrup, and enjoy!
Thank you, Maurice Sendak, for what has become a wonderful Winter tradition for our family.
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