SuperSimple Recipes

Recipes Using Fresh Snow

From the recipe box of travel writer Carole Terwilliger Meyers.

The main ingredient for these frozen delights literally usually falls right in your lap.  Sometimes right in your yard.  Keep these recipes handy for quick reference the next time you find yourself in a snowstorm.  Most of the supporting ingredients will usually be on hand in your kitchen.  You’ll just need to send the kids out to collect the fresh snow.  I’ve included an easy recipe for adults for a Snow Black Russian.  You can also substitute snow for crushed ice in other frozen cocktails you enjoy, perhaps a Daiquiri or Pina Colada. 

child eats a red snow cone
child eats a red snow cone

good things to eat made with snow

Snow Cones

fresh snow
Fill glasses with fresh snow.  Shape the top of the snow into soft rounds or pointed cones. 

1 can frozen grape juice or fruit punch, thawed
Pour the liquid grape juice over the snow.  Sip through a straw. 

Snowy Black Russian

1 Tbl. cream
¼ cup vodka
2 Tbl. Kahlua
Add to bowl. 

fresh snow
Whisk in fresh snow until the mixture is thick.  Serve in a stemmed glass.

Makes 1 cocktail.

Snow Ice Cream

1 cup milk or light cream
½ cup sugar or powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix in bowl.

fresh snow
Gradually whisk in fresh snow until well combined and fluffy.  Scoop into bowls.

Snow Pancakes

The snow acts as a leavener.

5 Tbl. fresh snow
6 Tbl. flour
pinch salt
Combine lightly.

½ cup milk
Add and mix lightly.  Cook in a frying pan as you would regular pancakes. 

Makes 6 pancakes.

Fake Play Snow

3 cups baking soda
½ cup hair conditioner
Mix and play.

child mixes up a recipe for fake snow; image c Suzanne Flores
child mixes up a recipe for fake snow; image c Suzanne Flores

Make some SuperSimple Snowball cookies.

Make some Crochet Snowflakes.

More snow stuff.

(; copyright Carole Terwilliger Meyers)