Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Snow Ice Cream - back by popular demand!

Snow Ice Cream

(All ingredients are approximates)

1 lg. (3 quart bowl) of clean, dry snow

1 cup of sugar

2 ½ TBS. Cocoa

1 tsp. real vanilla extract

½ cup of Milnot or other evaporated milk – can also use cream, half and half, or plain old milk.

¼ cup of milk (approx.)

Mix cocoa and sugar together in a separate bowl, then sprinkle over the top of the snow and mix in lightly with a fork. Once the snow is chocolate colored, slowly add the vanilla and milks, mixing with fork after each addition. Continue until you reach a nice thick ice cream consistency. Put in freezer for a few minutes. Then eat and enjoy!

  Mine looks like this but I "borrowed" this photo.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine Snack for Parties

I saw this basic idea on Pinterest and loved it. Today I made them for my daughter's class and the kids chose these over the cookies and candies!  They scarfed them down!

They are so  easy to make and not really any more expensive than cookie and cupcakes. I figured it up and these cost about $5.00 total to make.

To make 24:

24 grapes
12 fresh strawberries
6 string cheese
24 mini cupcake holders

Decap and slice strawberries in half. Make a small notch in the top to make it look like a heart. (so cute!)

cut each string cheese into 4 pieces.

Now put one of each item--a strawberry heart, a grape and a string cheese piece into the cupcake holders and you are done!

I had the mini cupcake holders on hand but you could buy the holiday specific kind if you prefer.
You can also use other fruit, berries, or types of cheese but the strawberry is really perfect for Valentine's Day.

Party snack