I received an e-mail from my cousin Lauren Young telling me how my mention of snow ice cream brought to memory how her family, who lived in Dubach, also made snow ice cream when she was young. This caused me to think more about Mother's snow ice cream and how delicious it was. I do not know the exact ingredients she used, but I would imagine it would include snow, milk, vanilla, sugar and pet milk or possibly sweetened condensed milk. I do know that it was the most delicious ice cream that has ever existed. Mother would always make more than enough for us so that when we had eaten our fill there was always some left over. She would pour the melted ice cream in metal ice trays and put them in the freezer for another time. When the ice cream was refrozen the consistency was like ice crystals and not creamy as before. The rich cream had come to the top and each bite was filled with gooey sweetness that would fill each taste bud in our mouths. It is sad that youngsters today are not able to enjoy this treat because of the fear of pollution.
The top photo is a picture from the front porch of my grandparents house showing me helping my brother down the icy front steps. The picture to the left is the "super large snowman" that we built during this snowfall.