From Xplor for Kids
December 2010 Issue

Xplor More: It's Time to Make Snow Ice Cream

Publish Date

Dec 01, 2010

Need a good way to refuel after a long day of playing in the snow? Make some snow cream. Just follow the recipe below to make this easy, yummy treat.


  • 2 cups fresh, clean snow
  • ¼ cup of cold milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Vanilla flavoring, chocolate syrup or mini chocolate chips


  1. Gather 2 cups of fresh, clean snow in a cup. Newly fallen snow is best. Don’t pack it in as you would to make a snowball. Let it stay loose and fluffy.
  2. Pour milk and sugar into the cup.
  3. Add your choice of flavoring. For vanilla snow cream, add ½ teaspoon of vanilla flavoring. For chocolate snow cream, add about 3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup—more if you really like chocolate. A handful of mini chocolate chips is a yummy addition to either kind.
  4. Mix well with a spoon. Don’t mix too much, though, or your snow cream will get watery. It should have the texture of a thick ice cream shake.
  5. Enjoy!

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Photos With Nop and Dave: Frozen Moments

It takes an extreme photographer to capture extreme wildlife. Fortunately, Nop Paothong has the eye of an eagle and the stubbornness of a Missouri mule. Follow Nop’s advice to take great eagle photos.

You Discover

Get out to discover nature coming and going. Here are a few ideas to keep you outside in December and January.

My Outdoor Adventure

Snowflakes fluttered down as the Krumm family launched their canoes into the Current River.

Let's Go Rabbit Hunting!

Earlier that morning, Kelsey and her sister, Lindsey Jo, pull on their rabbit-hunting clothes. Rabbits love briars and brambles. To avoid getting chewed up, the girls tug on thick jeans and boots.

The 8 "Ates"

How do animals tolerate the winter weather that refrigerates the Show-Me State? Humans can relocate to cozy homes and wait for temperat ures to moderate. Wild critters aren’t so fortunate. It’s their fate to operate in winter’s freezing climate. But, wait. Animals have eight great traits to help them compensate.

Outdoor Christmas

Check out these holiday goodies to get you outside.

This Issue's Staff:

David Besenger
Bonnie Chasteen
Chris Cloyd
Peg Craft
Brett Dufur
Les Fortenberry
Chris Haefke
Karen Hudson
Regina Knauer
Kevin Lanahan
Kevin Muenks
Noppadol Paothong
Marci Porter
Mark Raithel
Laura Scheuler
Matt Seek
Tim Smith
David Stonner
Nichole Leclair Terrill
Stephanie Thurber
Alicia Weaver
Cliff White
Kipp Woods

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