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Grandma McCall’s Snow Pudding

A McCall Family Favorite

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Prep Information

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

Including chilling about 180 minutes


6 people


  • Snow Pudding Ingredients
  • 1 envelope Knox gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Whites of 3 eggs
  • Boiled Custard Ingredients
  • 2 cups scalded milk
  • Yolks of 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • Snow Pudding Instructions
  • Soak gelatin in cold water. The water will absorb the gelatin and get semi-solid. Add 1 c. boiling water until the mixture is completely dissolved. Add sugar and lemon juice, strain for lumps/seeds and set aside in cool place to gel. Occasionally stir mixture and when quite thick, beat until frothy.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff and add to gel mixture. Beat until stiff enough to hold it's shape. Transfer to a large bowl and chill until set, about 3 hours
  • Boiled Custard Sauce
  • Beat eggs slightly. Add sugar and salt. Stir constantly while adding hot milk. Cook in double boiler, continuing stirring until mixture thickens and a coating is formed on the spoon. Add the vanilla and beat slightly. Chill for about 2 hours.
  • To serve, spoon the custard into glasses or bowls and top with the chilled snow pudding.
  • Note: If making this for a crowd, double the recipe.
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