Okay, so we knew it was bound to happen. The weather outside is frightful with squalls, advisories and warnings, oh my. Fear not! You can have fun in your own home, which is personally our favorite place to watch the snow! With a few simple, ingredients and supplies that you actually might have on had, your indoor winter fun awaits.
Snow Ice Cream
So you’ll have to send one person outside for snow. (Last one to touch their nose, goes. #nosegoes) Add two more ingredients and you’re golden. You can also keep going and get creative with your toppings. We have personally made this recipe and lived to tell about it.
1 gallon of snow
1 cup of white sugar
2 cups of milk
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
When it starts to snow, place a large, clean bowl outside to collect the flakes. When full, stir in sugar and vanilla to taste, then stir in just enough milk for the desired consistency. Serve at once.
That’s it, my friends. Please note that this ice cream will probably not win any blue ribbons, but it’s fun to make. We’ve seen variations on the recipe that include using Kool Aid mix for flavoring, chocolate milk and coconut. There’s snow limit to what you can do. (#seewhatwedidthere)
You’ll need a fabulous place to eat your ice cream. We’re not talking about just any space my friend. We’re talking about building a blanket fort of epic proportions.
Creativity is encouraged and so is making use of umbrellas, tables, and whatever else might be nearby. Buzzfeed.com has also been kind enough to include a supply list to start with. No blanket fort discussion would be complete without a quick peek at Pinterest.com. It would seem that many seem to favor the tee-pee style but we’re kind of partial to the free form architectural style.
Yes, it’s not just for pre-school anymore. In fact, real grown up people, the kind that do research and stuff, seem to suggest that you can actually color your way to calmness. Seriously, The Secret Garden Adult Color Book below is on several best seller book lists.
Get more information on health benefits by reading the rest of the article from CNN Health.