Combine the milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt in a large bowl with a whisk. Then, using a spatula, slowly fold in the snow until fully combined and with no pockets of dry snow. Serve immediately! Top with sprinkles, hot fudge, or maple syrup if desired!
For Skinny Version:
Do the same as above except use plain, unsweetened almond milk, and 2 tablespoons of powdered stevia or drops to taste of liquid stevia (I used about 5) instead of granulated sugar.
2. Maple Syrup Candies
1. 2 Cups 100% PURE Maple Syrup (the fake stuff will literally not work!) Use more or less syrup for differing amounts of candies.
2. Clean Snow
3. Popscicle sticks (optional
Pack an area of snow about 2 feet long and 1 foot wide to where it will hold the maple syrup. you can either make small molds in the snow to pour the syrup into or leave it flat for lolipop making. Heat up the REAL maple syrup either in the microwave or the stove top until boiling for about a minute. Then:
For the Mold Method:
Pour or spoon some of the hot maple syrup into the snow molds you made. Wait until they have hardened and then enjoy!
For the lolipop method:
Pour some of the hot maple syrup over the packed snow. Then immediatley start rubbing it with the popscicle stick in a way that exposes that majority of the syrup to the snow underneath. After it has cooled a bit roll the maple candy onto the popscicle stick. If not hard enough, stick the top of the lolipop into the snow until hardened.
Neither of these will be the consistency of a hard candy, but more like a taffy.
(I don't have a picture of these since I didn't make them today. I was out of real maple syrup and didn't want to risk the unplowed roads to go to the store. I also didn't feel right using some else's pictures. Feel free to just google images of it to clarify how to make this awesome stuff!)
3. Snow Cones
This one is super fun, kid friendly, and can be made with something most people already have in their homes.
1. Clean, Fresh Snow
2. Maple Syrup, Snow Cone Syrup, or Juice
Pack snow into a cup, rounding it at the top. Then simply pour on some maple syrup, snow cone flavoring, or juice. The maple syrup one is my favorite! Then you can either eat it as is or top it with cookies, sprinkles, cherries, or whatever floats your boat!