Colorado Snow Ice-Cream Recipe

4 C of FRESH fallen snow (use dry ingredient measuring cup)

2/3 C powered sugar

1 t vanilla

2% or whole milk start with 2 T but you may need to add as needed

 

Mix all ingredients quickly and eat right away or freeze.  Can be frozen for a couple of days.

Some tips:

**My definition of “fresh snow” is about 1/2 to 1 foot that has fallen and has landed on a base of snow already there.  Of course this is up to you.  Kids will for sure eat dirty snow.:)

**Colorado snow is very dry, light and powdery.  If you live in the Midwest or in the East, you might need more sugar, and leave out milk.  If you just can’t get it right try granulated sugar instead of powdered sugar if you are dealing with dense, wet snow.

Fresh fallen snow: excuse the green light–it’s my porch light                                                               
Colorado Snow Ice-Cream
Colorado Snow Ice-Cream

 

 

 

Coconut Oil “Buttercream” Frosting

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Coconut Oil (preferably Nutiva Organic). I found a big one at Costco.

vanilla

Powered sugar

milk

half and half or milk

 

I’m not listing amounts, because you really need to just eyeball this.  Coconut oil is solid, not liquid.  It needs to be solid when you start (put in fridge for awhile if you need to).  Whip the coconut oil with an electric mixer like you would butter.  Start adding powered sugar.  In the first picture, you’ll see it is crumbly.  In the second picture, the crumbs become bigger.  The process is pretty much like when you do this frosting with butter. Then add about 1 t of vanilla (you can also add other flavored extracts).  Mix until desired consistency (you may want to add some milk or half and half at this point).  Tips below you need to know:

*This will have a coconut flavor.  If you don’t want that flavor, add extracts.

*You’ll notice this frosting is much more of a snow white than buttercream, you will get a much brighter white, especially if you use clear vanilla extract.