6 Recipes Using Snow (Not Just Snow Cones!)

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I don't know about your part of the world, but the Northeast states are starting to look like the Planet Hoth, we're getting so much snow. I've considered expanding my apartment's square footage by building an igloo on the roof. I just wish all this excess snow could be useful in some way. Isn't there something we could do with it all besides shovel it, throw it, and turn it into sculpture?

Oh wait, we could make food with it! Keep reading for six recipes using snow.


1. Homemade Snow Ice Cream

Living on a Dime shows you how to make snow ice cream.

2. Paula Deen's Snow Ice Cream

Leave it to Paula Deen to make the same basic recipe with sweetened condensed milk, though this might come in handy if it never stops snowing and we have to live on whatever remains in our pantry.

3. Raspberry-Blueberry Snow Cones

This recipe for snow cones from Epicurious sounds even tastier -- and looks much prettier, too. Use real snow instead of shaved ice.

4. Slushy Blended Margaritas from Chow

Now that we're talking snow cones, why not use snow for frozen drinks instead of running ice cubes through the blender?

5. Frozen Daiquiri from DrinksMixer

Close your eyes, turn up the heat, and pretend you're on a tropical vacation! Is it working?!? No? Sigh. Okay, back to the snow.

6. Maine Maple Snow Candy

Food.com has directions for using snow to make candy: drop maple syrup into snow and it will harden into a round candy instantly. You can try it with honey too!

What are you doing with all your snow?

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