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:
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?