Snow Ice Cream

With all the beautiful snow that has accumulated over the past few days the kiddos are begging to play outside. And trust me, by day 18 of winter break I NEED them to go outside. Cabin fever has set in BAD. I am praying for a heat wave and school tomorrow, mostly just school tomorrow by whatever means possible. Haha! One small factor that continues to put a huge damper on any outside plans, the temperature! The temperature currently reads -5  degrees and with the wind it feels more like -26 degrees. That. Is. Cold!  All that snow and not one thing we could do with it! Or is there?

The kiddo’s favorite show on Netflix is 17 Kids and Counting, the show that showcases the Duggar family. And in one of their episodes they made snow ice cream. So the kiddos asked if we could make some. (FYI…we are on day 18 of winter break and day 2 of cabin fever so appearances were not our number one priority…I was just happy everyone had on clean underwear…we can worry about clothes and hair later. Haha!)

icecream 023

As mom, I saw this as a golden opportunity to teach kitchen measurement…I am a sucker for hands-on learning opportunities. Mostly because the children don’t even realize they are learning, they just see it as fun. Well, maybe not so much the youngest…her expression is priceless in this pic. Haha!

 icecream 019

 

So we looked up the snow ice cream recipe on the Duggar’s website and got to work. I was a tad skeptical if it was going to taste good.

icecream 029

icecream 030

icecream 036

icecream 039

And what do you know, it taste fantastic! Thanks Duggars for sharing your snow ice cream recipe with us. It was a great way to integrate a hands-on learning experience and it tasted delicious!

icecream 041

Have you ever had snow ice cream? Do you have a fun snow activity you enjoy doing with your kiddos? Any suggestions or idea for indoor snow activities/experiment, please!!