I grew up in Maryland where we couldn’t wait for the first snowfall. My mother would send us out to scrape off the top layer of snow and put a few cups into a bowl. We would then add milk, sugar, vanilla to the snow and stir or put into a blender.
This is a recipe that comes closest to the flavor and texture except that it’s warm-perfect for winter. For a class of 15, I triple the recipe. I also have each child measure an ingredient and have a chance to stir. They can stir before you put it on the heat or if using an electric skillet, before you plug it in.
You will need:
2 cups milk (whole is preferred)
1/3 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2-3 teaspoons vanilla ( I love vanilla so I tend to add 3)
1/3 cup Farina (Cream of Wheat)
1 pat of butter (about 1/3 tablespoon)
Measure 1/3 cup Cream of Wheat and set aside.
Place milk into a saucepan. Add butter and salt. Add sugar and place on medium heat stirring constantly until it just comes to a boil.
Gradually add Cream of Wheat and stir until thickened about 2 minutes.
Put into serving cups and allow to cool several minutes.