Are you buried under two feet of snow? Is there white stuff on your windowsill and in your boots? Much of the country has received a seemingly unending supply of snow these past two weeks, and so we've decided to stop complaining about it and get inspired instead! Here's a look at a dozen recipes inspired by snow.
Recipes pictured are in bold below.
• Maple Taffy at Country Living. Heat pure maple syrup to 240°F and pour it over clean snow. Just like in the Little House in the Big Woods!
• Lemon-Ginger Snow at Martha Stewart. The "snow" here is a beautiful layer of whipped cream underneath a lemon jelly. We love these old-fashioned jellied desserts — they are making a comeback!
• Raspberry-Blueberry Snow Cones at Epicurious. Snow cones in the winter? You could even use real snow!
• Vanilla Snow from Alice Waters. A whipped, airy ice cream with egg whites that tastes like vanilla and feels like snowflakes on the tongue.
• Phoebe Snow at Gourmet. A classic cocktail with a very interesting namesake.
• Snowstorm Café at Food & Wine. A heavily spiked hot coffee drink to keep warm on a stormy day!
• Floating Islands at Saveur. Meringue islands floating in custard, like miniature icebergs. Another retro dessert that's due for a comeback!
• Snow Day Dinner at Bon Appétit. A whole menu for a snowy day, including saffron couscous and a Moroccan tagine.
• Snow Eggs with Pistachio Custard and Chocolate Drizzle - Another take on floating islands; these look like little snowballs.
• Igloo Cake at Martha Stewart. Cake, penguins, igloo built from frosting? Check!
• Cherries in the Snow - This beautiful dessert is made from a milky white gelatin, cut into cubes and drizzled with cherries in port. So lovely!
• Video: How To Make Snow Ice Cream at The Kitchn. And one final treat: real snow ice cream, made with pure and clean snow.
Do you have any other good recipes inspired by (or using!) snow?
Related: The Hungry Reader: Maple Syrup and The Little House in the Big Woods
(Images: Brook Slezak/Country Living; Martha Stewart; Romulo Yanes/Gourmet; Tina Rupp/Food & Wine; Christine Fleurent/Saveur; Chris Bartlett/Bon Appetit; Martha Stewart; Romulo Yanes/Gourmet)