Old man winter came blasting its way into our lives on Sunday, February 2nd! It was a church day, and the start to our missions conference. Here is what it looked like as we were leaving:


The view from our front door. It’s SO beautiful!



A little hard to see.


Across the street.


Our van had a “ledge of snow” on it.

Our guest speaker, Bro. Green, is from Michigan. That’s why I was a little surprised when on our way to church he said, “I’ve never seen roads this bad in all my life!” We’ve seen them like this often. Terry’s driven in much worse – ICE!  I inquired as to how he could say that, since he’s from up north. “They get the plows and clear ’em off in no time.” Ah yes. Plows. Salt. The things of which we here in Oklahoma can only dream. We just blaze our own trail, here. 😉 We got a total of 5-7 inches (depending on where you measured) when it was all said and done.

A friend at church shared a recipe for snow ice cream with me. There was a bit of discussion on whether to use eggs or not. This man, Bro. Randy, ate it with eggs and lived to tell about it. Today, we are advised not to do consume raw eggs. Also, I was informed I should use whole milk. I didn’t have any, so I made do with…skim! I know. A sacrilege. Please forgive me.

Anyway, despite not having whole milk or using eggs, we really enjoyed our FIRST experience eating snow cream! It was delicious!


This southern girl sure did enjoy this new wintertime treat!  Here’s the recipe we used:

4 cups clean snow

1 cup WHOLE (if available) milk

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together. Enjoy.

I really hope we get more snow this year and some next year, too, because I want to continue this new tradition. But, I’m learning that here in the wild frontier called Oklahoma, you just never know!


This recipe is kid approved!

Thanks for reading!


2 thoughts on “A New Winter Tradition

  1. Carolyn Courtney says:

    That seems to be like the adage, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” I have eaten snow ice cream as a child, but I can’t remember the taste. Perhaps this winter I will have enough snow to make some myself.


    1. Wow! I did not know you’d ever had any! Learn something new everyday. 🙂


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