Back in January, we had some fun in the snow.
We went for a ATV ride.
After our fun ride, we got out our maple syrup, got a pan full of snow and got to making sugar on snow, Also called snow candy, or any other variety of names. In a string of coincidences, I read about snow candy on a blog I follow, and also happened to read about it in a recent Missouri Conservationist issue (if you're a Missourian, you can get a free subscription sent to your home - it's worth it!). Since we had a pile of snow, I thought it might be a fun little experiment.
Heat the maple syrup to about 255 degrees Farenheit.
Gather a pan of fresh snow (not the funny colored stuff!)
Pour the maple syrup over the snow.
The snow causes it to harden into into a taffy-like consistency.
Some people like to eat it with the contrasting flavors of sour pickles and donuts. We just went for it as it was!
Alas, that was all I was going to make. He decided to finish off the maple syrup slush.
I think we'll try it again next year!