February 17th , 2014 8:54 am Leave a comment

Snow cream mixes sugar, vanilla, cream and memories

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While Carter County’s blanket of snow was still fresh, Hampton resident Darlene Young surprised her grandchildren with a homemade Valentine’s Day treat — snow cream.

Photo by Kayla Carter Darlene Young’s grandchildren Olivia, 8, and Lucas, 4, watch her make snow cream so they can show others how to make it one day.

Photo by Kayla Carter
Darlene Young’s grandchildren Olivia, 8, and Lucas, 4, watch her make snow cream so they can show others how to make it one day.

She made enough of the sweet treat to melt the hearts of her grandchildren Olivia and Lucas. And it was nearly all of her family members’ first time eating snow cream.

Was it a hit?

Ask Olivia.

“Can we do this every year?” she said.

Snow cream is already a nationwide winter tradition, with some recipes passed down for generations.

In the ’50s and ’60s, Young’s family often substituted commercial ice cream with snow cream.

“I remember what a treat it was when I was a child to have mom make it for me,” Young said.

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