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Snow Ice Cream

Trying to make a couple of bucks to buy a lift ticket at Big Sky.

My boss Paula Deen is on a boat in the Caribbean this week. Me…I’m in Big Sky, Montana. I’m sure she is enjoying her share of conch fritters. Me…I’ve eaten bison at some meal for the past six days. Bison burgers, bison breakfast burritos and last night’s nod to the south while still craving the beast, bison sweet potato chili. I’m over bison.

Today in Big Sky…no bison. I’ve got to work just a little. I’ve set up a Paula Deen test kitchen “annex” off the back deck of this wonderful mountain home we have been so graciously allowed to use (thank you Larry and Toni). What better place to test Paula’s Snow Ice Cream recipe? It’s not like we’re going to have a powder day in Savannah any time soon. Let’s see…what do I need? Snow…check. Cones…(the home owners had three in their pantry) check. Sweetened condensed milk….nope! Luckily, I’m a “trained professional” and I can whip up a batch of the sweet stuff on a dime. I’m all set.

Shovel some snow in a large bowl and pour the sweetened condensed milk over it. Shape into balls. It was that simple!The ice cream was incredibly creamy and reminded me of the winters of my youth. I had so much fun making it I decided to set up a little stand in the woods to try and raise a couple of bucks….maybe take care of my lift ticket for tomorrow. My sister, Robbie, and fellow food stylist, Vera, were the only two takers and even they refused to pay! Probably good because I only had three cones.

Eat Something Homemade…wherever you are!