Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Snowy Sweets

Today we got a few new inches of snow, and we decided after preschool to have some sweet, snowy fun.  First up, snow ice cream!

All you need is what you see here - fluffy snow, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract.  (We used 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup milk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla).
Stir and stir and stir in the fluffy snow last.
Then, just taste!  Clara loved it (Christina did, too).
Elena pronounced it: "Not so special to me," but she ate some anyway.
Then, after naps we went outside to make maple syrup candy.  For this one you boil 1 cup of maple syrup and 1/4 cup butter until it reaches 220 degrees (stirring constantly).  Then, you take it (and two adorable girls) outside in the snow.

Then you pour it out on the snow, and after just a minute it is a chewy, yummy treat.

If you wait just a minute or two longer, it is more like maple brittle.  Either way, it's pretty fun to scoop up with some sticks and eat and eat.

This, apparently, was a treat that was special enough for both of them.

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