Period Snow Cream

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Anna Elizabeth Henry

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As a lover of old recipes I happened upon the oddest recipe I've found to date, one for snow cream which calls for fresh snow - yes, that's right you actually need fresh snow for this! Since @donna mentioned it was snowing in her neck of the woods yesterday, I thought I'd share this unusual recipe.

Snow Cream - Take the richest cream you can procure, season it with a few drops of essence of lemon or syrup or lemon peel, and powdered white sugar, and if you choose a spoonful of preserve syrup, and just as you send it to the table, stir in light newly fallen snow till it is nearly as stiff as ice cream.
Source ~ What I Know by Elizabeth Nicholson, 1858​
I think you could recreate this recipe using heavy cream, powdered sugar and maybe vanilla or lemon extract - and fresh snow!

Something to try should another spring blizzard blow by your part of the country!
 
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