Friday, March 25, 2011

Snowcream with Dulce de Leche!

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And when life gives you snow... just shovel it and quit complaining!

But before that, make snowcream! 

Even gremlins enjoy snowcream and dulce de leche.

Anyway, I'm as sick of shoveling as the next guy, but here's a reason to look forward to the next snowfall and make the most of it.

To start, immerse a can of sweetened condensed milk in a pot of water. (Of course, if you don't have any on hand, you can skip down to the part where we make the ice cream.)

Boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk for 3hrs

Boil for 3hrs. During which, it caramelizes and becomes dulce de leche!

The most amazing ice cream topping ever!

It was in the midst of snowing, so we set a pot out on the step to collect what we could while we waited for the dulce de leche. Then when the time came, we scooped some more clean snow in to the pot. I was kind enough to let Laura go outside for the scooping.

Scoop faster! You're letting the heat out!

Blend the snow with some milk, sugar and vanilla.

Blending up the snowcream

Here is the approximate recipe we used:
  • 12 cups snow
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
That made more than enough for 4 people to eat a couple of dishes each of this amazing treat.

Absolute heaven in a bowl

Hope you give it a shot next time it snows!