Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow Ice Cream Anyone?

Well, we have had a snow and ice storm. Not as bad as they said it would be but enough to create chaos in Oklahoma. Our idea of clearing the roads is two guys in the back of a pickup truck throwing out sand!

In light of this occasion, I pulled out the old Don Woods snow ice cream recipe. Don Woods was a local weather guy when I was a kid. This was before all the fancy computer maps and such. Each weather guy had to have a gimmick because all he had was a map and a magic marker. One had a lion puppet, don't ask me I didn't understand it either! Anyway, Don drew a cartoon character named Gusty, he was a funny looking little guy. If you were a lucky kid, you're parents would send your name into the station and you'd score an original Gusty sent to you! I was never one of those kids, I've never been very lucky!

He even came to my school once and talked about achieving your goals. I just remember, I didn't win the Gusty! I think Gusty is the Oklahoma state cartoon or something. Don also gave out recipes and tips for weather, remember back then, all they had was a blank map and a magic marker! One of the favorite recipes of all time, was the snow ice cream recipe. Because, at least for me, it meant we had SNOW and no school.

I pulled it out we had it last night. Still good! Here it is if you want to impress your kids with snow ice cream. Remember, don't use yellow snow!
Don Woods Snow Ice Cream
1 can evaporated milk
1 egg - I use 1/4 cup egg substitute, don't want to give everybody salmonella!
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
dash of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 gallon clean snow
Beat everything but snow, then fold in snow.

I was given a snow ice cream recipe years ago that's just as good but easier to make.
Here it is:
8 cups snow
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 t vanilla extract
Mix together. This one is fantastic and really easy!

I'm a fan of the Don Woods snow ice cream because, well, I always did like Gusty!


  1. Hi! I found you by Googling "Don Woods snow ice cream." I am amazed at the incredible sunrise/sunset picture! May I "borrow" it? I promise I will not sell it. I have bragged about Oklahoma having the best in the world, and this is incredible! (I was born and raised in Tulsa, and I've been to several countries including Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific. There are no sunsets/sunrises in the world like there are in Oklahoma!) If you have a copyright on it, I understand. I just want you to know how magnificent it is, and I would love to add that to my collection. If you do allow me to copy it, would you mind if I shared it to my Facebook friends. Again, if not, I do understand.

  2. I don't mind, I didn't copyright this pic because it honestly wasn't the best one I've taken! We have incredible sunsets in Oklahoma, I agree. I'm always telling my children to come outside and look at God's latest painting!