Looking for something to do with all the white stuff in your yard, other than plowing it or shoveling it?

How about eating it?

Snow cream is a simple and fun treat to make with the kids, and you probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen (and yard!)

All you need is some sugar, heavy cream, vanilla and snow. If you want to be a little more adventurous, try a little chocolate or maple syrup, some crushed candy canes or ice cream toppings, or any type of flavoring extract that suits your fancy.

To make snow cream, find an area in your yard where the snow has been untouched, such as a picnic table. Fill a good-sized soup bowl with snow. Start with two teaspoons of sugar and one teaspoon of vanilla. Add a few tablespoons of cream and then stir.

Add more cream, if needed, until you get the desired consistency. This will depend on what you like, but you don't want it too soupy. If it does get soupy, just add more snow!

When you have reached the desired consistency, taste your snow cream and add more flavoring according to your taste. Just remember to work fast. Like all good things, snow doesn't last forever.

(Adults may even want to get in on the fun by adding a dash of liqueur. Kahlua or Bailey's Irish Cream might be good, as would a dash of white chocolate liqueur and a pinch of Peppermint Schnapps.)