Imbolc is a creamy holiday. Oimelc, another name for this holiday, means “ewe’s milk,” so naturally (as long time readers will remember from last year’s post http://barbedpentacle.com/2012/01/candlemas-light-my-ass-up-baby-and-eat-whipped-cream-from-my-pussy/), milk and milk products are a big part of the celebration.
Imbolc is also a snowy holiday in many areas. An easy and absolutely divine recipe that’s fun to fix at this time of year is snow cream.
According to brief internet research, snow cream–in some form or another– is a fairly ancient and widespread dish in snowy countries. There are accounts of pioneers making it, as well as colonists and folks in the “old country”. Like most simple recipes, there’s a million variations on how to make it and everybody feels that their recipe is best. My recipe is no different.
Ingredients: A large bowl of “light” snow (if you live in a snowy area, then you know the difference) collected from a car hood, a patio table, or some other “clean surface”
1 can of sweetened condensed milk (if you open up the can and the substance is watery, then you didn’t read the can properly and you bought evaporated milk). Sweetened condensed milk cuts out the tedious task of making a simple syrup and waiting for it to cool.
Vanilla extract or other flavoring
In a bowl, add a large amount of snow and a generous portion of sweetened condensed milk, stirring gently, until the contents take on the appearance and taste of homemade ice cream. Then stir in a small portion (like a 1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon) of flavoring. Serve immediately!
This can be made at home or in ritual for cakes and ale. It’s also a great treat to have when you’re snowed in and there’s not much else to do except make sweet love down by the fire.
Keep an eye on that sweetened condensed milk as it trickles thickly out of the can and see what it reminds you of!
These folks get creamy when it snows:
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