We made this all the time when I was young. I'd go outside in the cold and come back with a pan overflowing with freshly fallen snow.
First, gather up all your ingredients you will need.
milk, sugar, vanilla, measuring spoons, large bowl and spoon
Bring in your pan full of clean snow. Find a good, undisturbed area to get it from. I used a large pan. Charley filled it full, so I took a little out of it for later use if I needed it.
Put in your sugar ( I used a cup full)
Put in your vanilla ( I used 2 Tablespoons)
Put in your milk ( I used a little over a cup full) I used skim milk, but 2% or whole milk would make a richer snowcream.
Stir it all together.
If it is too thin, add more of the snow that you set aside.
Spoon out into bowls and enjoy. It is very good. My boys were right there at my side waiting for a taste.
It has the consistency somewhat like soft serve ice cream. Put any leftovers into the freezer to eat later. It gets very hard in the freezer, you will have to let it soften a little before you spoon it out.
Do any of you have memories of making snow cream?