Thursday, November 29, 2018

Snow Ice Cream

It doesn't snow very often on Ocracoke, but when it does, it creates great excitement, especially for the children.

Ocracoke Lighthouse in Snow, 2015

My father was born on the island in 1911. He liked to tell me how his mother would make "snow cream." Below is the recipe.

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tblsp sugar
  • can of crushed pineapple or can or chopped peaches, drained
  • large bowl of snow
Separate eggs. Beat egg whites until they stand in peaks. Add sugar gradually. Beat egg yolks until light. Add salt, milk, fruit, then fold in egg whites. Add snow last. Serve immediately.  

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a chapter from Philip Howard's book, Digging up Uncle Evans, about the 1837 wreck of the Steamboat Home, one of the most horrific wrecks ever on the North Carolina coast. You can read it here:

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:18 AM

    the snowy lighthouse picture would make a nice Christmas card