Put your bowl in the snow to keep it cold.
Scoop some fresh, clean snow into the bowl.
Add a little sugar, a few drops of vanilla extract, and some very cold milk or cream. Stir everything together. Do a taste test to see if you need to add more of something to get the thickness or flavor just right.
Add a topping or two if you want to dress up your snow ice cream.
Enjoy the ice cream at a snowy winter picnic!
By Kate Hofmann; art by Brian White