I can't take credit for this recipe idea as I found it on the internet, but I did change it a little to meet my own personal taste (and my love of all things vanilla.) This is a really cool way to make homemade ice cream from fresh snow. Plus, if you have younger kids, this is a great way to make a new memory with them.
Snow Ice Cream
One gallon (or a huge bowlful) of fresh snow
1 cup white sugar
1 can evaporated milk
1 tablespoon vanilla ( or, if you are like me, 2-3 tablespoons. ;) )
Gather snow in a large, clean bowl. Add sugar, vanilla and evaporated milk. Stir with large spoon. The snow will thicken up quickly and have the consistency of soft ice cream.
Serve immediately. Enjoy!