5 Ways to Eat Fresh Snow

Embrace the next blizzard with these five frosty treats that come together with the help of freshly fallen snow.

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Treats with a Wintery Twist

Eating freshly fallen snow is part of the glory of childhood snow days, up there with sledding and snowball fights. For adults, snowstorms aren't quite as fun as they used to be. So why not embrace them and eat some snow treats? We can't promise that all snow is safe for eating, so use your best judgment. If the stuff accumulating outside your window isn't fresh and clean, you can always make shaved ice and apply these frosty ideas any time of year.

 

From Food Network Kitchen

Maple Snow Cone

A winter version of a refreshing summer favorite. Scoop fresh snow into a paper cup or cone. Drizzle with pure maple syrup to taste. Add a splash of bourbon for an adult version.

Twice-Frozen Snow Pops

These are a fun and easy winter treat. Stir a few tablespoons of your favorite thawed juice concentrate into fresh snow. Spoon and pack into frozen pop molds and freeze until solid. Run the outside of the molds under warm water to help unmold.

Snow Halo Halo

A Southeast Asian dessert whose name translates into "mix mix," so it's "everything but the kitchen sink." Dress up snow at home and make your own version of halo halo. Pack a parfait glass about 3/4 of the way full with fresh snow. Drizzle with evaporated milk to taste. Top with a scoop of vanilla or black raspberry ice cream (to mimic the traditional purple yam kind). Decorate with chopped fresh fruit, like pineapple or mango, large tapioca pearls, toasted coconut and your favorite crunchy cereal (the fruited kind is fun!). Dig in.

Snow-fogato

Affogato is a simple Italian dessert where espresso is poured over ice cream. Use snow as a stand-in. Pack together fresh snow to make a tight snowball about the size of a baseball. Put in a large coffee cup. Pour in sweetened condensed milk and then strong coffee. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings and eat quickly!

Slushy Snow Mimosa

Harvest some fresh snow and then go inside (where it's warm) to cheers over a winter brunch with friends and family. Fill a champagne flute with fresh snow. Pour in chilled apricot nectar or orange juice and Champagne or Prosecco.

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