Do Your Kids Eat Snow?


Why do dogs and kids insist on eating dirty snow? This is a question I pondered this morning as I pried my little pup off a pile of snow mixed with gravel and salt and God knows what else.

Now, clean, white, fluffy snow is another story. In fact, it is an ingredient in Snow Ice Cream, which Remains of the Day tells us how to make...

If your kids like eating snow, this would be a great recipe to make with them after the next big snowfall:

Snow Ice Cream from Remains of the Day:

Heat 1 cup cream (you could probably use milk, but what's the fun in that?) on med-low heat until little bubbles appear around the edge. Meanwhile beat 1 egg with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Beat a couple of spoonfuls of hot milk into the egg mixture, then dump it all into the pan, heating and stirring for about a minute until the egg has sufficiently cooked. Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Put the custard outside to cool. Scoop clean, fresh, fluffy snow into a bowl. Pour custard over the snow and stir.

Do your kids eat snow?

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sunmo... sunmoonstars

Clean fresh fluffy snow?  Is there any such thing with the air pollution?

Peajewel Peajewel

We used to make snow ice cream when I was a kid but I don't remember if that was how we did it.  I just remember I always thought it was a lot of fun to make! 

Momof... Momof3cuties daughter tries to eat the snow that gets tracked in the house...she's 4!  LOL!

nonmember avatar joann

Oh gosh I loved snow cream as a child. But everytime I ate it I better say look out cold and sore throat because here I come. It always gave me a cold. But it sire was good while eating it. And yes the snow was clean when I used it. Thanks for letting me post. Jo Ann in Kentucky.

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