We’re in the middle of a snow storm here in Denver and while the girls were out riding Ruby Hill the babe and I raided the pantry to see if we could make a surprise treat to share when they got back. They were surprised, but more in the, ‘oh, man, we wanted hot chocolate,’ sort of way. Hah! So maybe save this treat for a non-sledding day.
Cotton Candy Snow Ice Cream aka pink princess pow pow pop
1/3 cup coconut cream
1/4 cup milk of your choice
3 Tbsp cotton candy sugar, more to taste
Snow Cream Assembly:
1. To make snow ice cream, whisk together coconut cream, milk and cotton candy sugar in a small bowl. Now grab your boots and dash outside with a extra large bowl to grab about 8 cups of un-packed fresh, non-yellowed, nor stepped in snow; dash back in and quickly mix the ingredients together with a big spoon. If it’s not bitterly cold outside maybe do your mixing al fresco. The less time wasted between bringing in and mixing the fluffier the ice cream will be. Now into the freezer goes the bowl to firm up what has probably started to melt. Give it a half hour in the freezer at the least.
2. To assemble the frozen treat, pour ice in a glass, pour a cup or two of snow cream, and then top with a handful of ice. End with an arragement of cotton candy and bubble gum. We added a shake of disco dust for a bit of sparkle too.
Yields 2 girly girl treats
A few tips:
#1 Trade in the coconut cream and milk for 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
#2 Freezing cold, ginormous metal popcorn bowls are ideal for keeping the snow cold while mixing
#3 Plan ahead by leaving your bowl outside while it’s snowing to collect the snow and freeze the bowl