Alaska Memories

I bought myself a treat yesterday. I found real Tang and came home with it. I was telling Mica this morning that it brought back memories of Alaska. We came to New Hampshire straight from the big state twenty years ago. My favorite thing to do with Tang up there was to make an Alaskan Slushie. Strange to look back now and think how much we enjoyed these cold treats when it must have been at least twenty below. I know I could use one today when it’s supposed to be in the 80s!

Alaskan Slushie

1/2 c Water

4 tbsp Tang mix

Mix in 16 oz glass and add clean snow to fill.

Oddly enough, we used snow for a lot of things. Except for the winter the volcano was active and there were layers of ash on the snow. Gray snow, like yellow snow, isn’t good to eat. Mom would make Eskimo Ice Cream which my sisters and I loved. Fresh snow is best for these recipes, as the older more compacted snow has larger ice crystals that give them a granular texture I never liked.

Eskimo Ice Cream

1 can sweetened condensed milk

2-3 tbsps cocoa powder

Large bowl of clean snow

Mix the powder and milk together first to prevent lumps and streaks of cocoa. Then mix into the bowl. It will shrink down, but should be enough to serve 4.

Dad took this picture the week before Moose season on the Taylor Highway somewhere near Chicken, AK
The Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau. We swam in the glacier lake there.