What to do with all of this delicious snow? How about some snow pudding?!

Once upon a time I was a wee lass, and spent a chunk of time reading Little House on the Prairie books. In one of the books, Laura’s family makes some sort of dessert using fresh snow. I was rather intrigued by the concept of snow for dessert purposes at the time. After all, my Snoopy Snow Cone Machine made some pretty tasty stuff, and that was rather similar to snow. However, living in the suburbs of Richmond, it was sheer luck if I saw enough snow for such things twice in a decade. Thus, I promptly forgot the idea until last night.

Ah, snow. We got a bunch in the past 24 hours. It was indeed glorious. So glorious that around 9pm or so last night I decided to celebrate the blizzard with some snow pudding! I halved the recipe, using 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 tsp vanilla. Oh, and some blue food coloring, just because all things white and edible secretly want to be strange colors, and it is my mission in life to help them fulfill their tasty little destinies.

snow pudding

This is a sad and grainy image. In it’s defense, it was entirely past my camera’s bedtime. In any case, the pudding was fluffy and delicious, and I highly recommend making it! And, if you live in Richmond, make it soon, as you probably won’t have access to it’s key ingredient for another 5 years after this.

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  1. homeslice March 3, 2009 9:25 pm

    What a fabulous, fabulous idea! and now i know what i’m doing with the kiddies tomorrow. SNOW PUDDING! though I have no blue color, but i do have red . . . would that be too gothic-looking, do you think? a tongue-in-cheek version of blood pudding? either way, love the blog and the pictures . . .

    homeslice in virginia


    • What I Eat, Apparently March 4, 2009 12:13 am

      Red would be glorious! You could even swap the vanilla out for some cherry flavoring, and then it would even be appropriate!


  2. thecheckoutgirl March 3, 2009 9:58 pm

    little house is pure inspiration.

    wish I had made this, now the snow in my part of town is all chocolate. :-(


    • What I Eat, Apparently March 4, 2009 12:14 am

      Yuck, I would rather not eat THAT kind of chocolate pudding!