How to Make Snow Ice Cream ~ Recipe

Are you getting sick of the snow yet?  We actually haven’t gotten much this year, here in Kansas, but I hear most of the rest of the United States did.  This past week, we had our 2nd snow of the “snowy season”.  We had a few inches on the ground and it promptly melted by the next day.  It just happened to be the day that my daughter had to go to the doctor in a town 2 hours away…so most of the kids didn’t enjoy playing out in it.  My teenagers, however, stayed home and before we were even half done with our day, my 15 year old daughter had texted me, asking if she could make snow ice cream.  I told her, sure, just make sure the snow is clean….and especially not yellow.  LOL  I knew she’d love the thought of yellow snow.

 

How to Make Snow Ice Cream Recipe

 

We got home and she made us all some fresh snow ice cream.  We were pleasantly surprised how much we enjoyed the snow ice cream.  In fact, I even let my 11 month old baby try some….and she was really mad when the bowl was empty, lol.  (She was eating her peas here….right before she got some ice cream…)

 

(This post contains affiliate links)Snow Ice Cream Recipe

 

How to Make Snow Ice Cream – Recipe for you!

 

Ingredients:

1 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
Snow

 

Directions:

Mix together Milk, sugar, Vanilla and salt.  Whisk until sugar is dissolved.

 

Snow Ice Cream Recipe

 

We gathered about 8 cups of snow in my 8 cup glass measuring cup.

 

Snow Ice Cream Recipe

 

Then, we slowly added the snow, until it reached the desired consistency.

 

 

Snow Ice Cream 4

 

Once it reaches the consistency you like, put it into your bowls and serve!

 

Snow Ice Cream 6A

 

Of course you can add sprinkles if you want to, to make it look prettier!

 

Snow Ice Cream with Sprinkles Recipe

 

How to Make Snow Ice Cream

 

 

 


Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

I’m trying to eat healthier, so I’m always on the look out for anything with vegetables and sweet potatoes.  This one, I originally assembled backwards and it created mushy sweet potatoes that were over boiled on the bottom.  I’ve fixed that, by moving the sweet potatoes to the top and getting it out of the liquid as well as shortening the cook time.  Plus, I cut them into too small pieces.  Other than my mushy potatoes, it was really good (and I’ll show you how not to have quite as much mush in your finished product).  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!   (This post contains affiliate links.)

 Maple Glazed Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

 

Maple Glazed Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

 

 

Maple Glazed Chicken & Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

 

Ingredients:

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast (Enough for your family)
Sweet Potatoes (Enough for your family, I used 4 large ones)
1 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 cup of Maple Syrup
1/2 cup sliced green onion
Paprika
Salt

 

Directions:

  1. Slice Sweet Potatoes into large pieces (so that they don’t disintegrate).
  2. Chop green onions.
  3. Sprinkle paprika and salt all over each side of the boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
  4. Pour green onions and sweet potatoes over the chicken.
  5. Mix together maple syrup and Worcestershire sauce and pour over the top of the chicken.
  6. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.  You may want to check the sweet potatoes for tenderness and remove them if they cook too quickly.

 

Freezer to Slow Cooker Instructions:  

Chop Sweet Potatoes (into large pieces) and green onions.
Mix together maple syrup and Worcestershire sauce and place all ingredients (except spices) into freezer safe bag.
On cooking day, plan to sprinkle the chicken with paprika and salt before placing in the slow cooker.
Thaw freezer bag before cooking.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

 

Maple Glazed Chicken & Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker - SidetrackedSarah.com


Avocado Chocolate Smoothie – Perfect for My Diet

As you all know, I’m in the process of trying to lose weight!  It’s been a struggle to change my bad habits again.  Yesterday was a good day though.  I had a light breakfast and I wasn’t that hungry for lunch, so I decided to make a smoothie for lunch, in hopes that it would fill me up for a while, plus I’ll get my chocolate fix in.  Believe me, I have a heavy need for chocolate, lol.

 

I’ve been trying to eat more avocados lately for the health benefits.  Plus, I recently heard that consuming more avocados can help you to lose more weight.  Don’t worry, avocados in smoothies don’t taste like guacamole.  In fact, I don’t even taste the avocado.  It just makes the smoothie creamier.  It’s amazing really.  You get this really creamy smoothie, with amazing health benefits, plus you get chocolate all in one?  Yep….you’re going to love it.

 

You may be thinking that you don’t want to spend the money on avocados?  Well, it just so happens that Aldi often has them on sale for 29 cents to 49 cents each.  Walmart will price match Aldi’s produce prices if you have an Aldi within an hour of you.

 

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Avocado Chocolate Smoothie

 

 

Avocado Chocolate Smoothie

 

Ingredients:

1 ripe avocado
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup skim milk (or your favorite %)
1 Tbsp cocoa
8 frozen strawberries
1 pinch of NuStevia (optional)

Directions:  

  1. Put milk and avocado in blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add banana and cocoa.
  3. Finally, add the 8 frozen strawberries and NuStevia sweetener.

 

If you don’t have the NuStevia, you can add an extra banana or your own favorite sweetener.  Or, if you’re a fan of dark chocolate, you may not need it sweeter.  For me, the chocolate taste was just a little too bitter without it.

 

I really enjoyed this smoothie and felt good most of the afternoon without needing anything else to eat.  It made a great lunch for my weight loss endeavors!  I’ve lost 4 pounds in the past 2 weeks and the last time I measured, I’d already lost an inch off of my waist and a total of 4.5 inches after 10 days of exercise (but only about 4-5 15 minute workouts) in the T-tapp program.  Yay!

 

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