In honor of the record-breaking snowfall we've had this month, we bring you this snow ice cream recipe from allrecipes.com. It's local, it's free, and it certainly is abundant.
1 cup sugar
1 Tbl. vanilla extract
2 cups milk
Put a large bowl or pan outside to collect snow; approx. 1 gallon.
In a saucepan, heat sugar with vanilla extract, and milk. Heat gently until sugar is dissolved. Put outside (or in refrigerator) to cool.
Once enough snow is collected, add sweetened milk mixture and stir until desired consistency is reached.
You can substitute maple syrup or honey for the sugar/vanilla (use about 1/4 cup) and half & half for the milk (use about a cup).