I took the opportunity of our first real snow (heaviest in 10-20 years as I understand) to make something sweet out of it. Mom first introduced snow soup to me as a kid in Seattle, and I was a fan immediately. Anything you can turn into a dessert is a winner nominated by my tooth, the sweet one, unless the creation causes suffering indirectly or directly to another...then it's a bummer.
Fortunately for my tooth, this snow caused no harm, at least the part in my yard. I can't speak to the street part. For this recipe, I carefully hand-picked the snow from our front yard on the side our dog Syba hadn't peed on earlier.
- Bowl of snow (fresh)
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 4 T almond or soy milk
This is part snow soup story, part cautionary tale. In an alarming moment, I discovered an unidentifiable particle in my bowl:
Be careful during the selection process.