I don't know why I've never done this before. It was so easy!
I did it with my students first. A total experiment. I kept telling them... this could be good or bad... we'll have to see. Luckily, it turned out really yummy! We even did some experimenting at school and tried it 3 different ways. It was really fun! One of those moments that makes me remember why I love teaching.
I figured if I could do it with 19 kids, then I could handle it with these two. I sent them out with a couple bowls, spoons and instructions to scoop up lots of CLEAN snow!
Mix together 1 cup milk, 1/2 c sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla. Add enough snow until it gets to ice cream consistency. (With my students, I planned this about 20 minutes before we actually did it. I managed to find sugar, but no vanilla. So we used chocolate milk instead!) The vanilla tastes a lot like homemade ice cream, we thought! So yummy!
Someone wouldn't eat any ice cream (who's child is this?!), but she had fun playing in the leftover snow...