Thursday, June 11, 2015

"Delectable" Homemade Hand Cranked Icecream

 A summer treat to share with friends , family
and especially

..... homemade,  from scratch ...
hand cranked ice cream!!

It is great fun and delectable!! 

 If you have an opportunity to acquire 
an old ice cream churn and it has all the parts
you will have some good fun to share
 and tastily enjoy!!

We lost one of the important parts in the grass to
our first churn (still looking) so we picked up 
another smaller churn! If you are going to purchase an older
model  here are some things to make sure to look for;

(But if you prefer a new one I 
recommend White Mountain)

White Mountain 4-qt. Hand-Crank Ice Cream Maker

the dasher often is made up of two parts
for easier cleaning

There are also several freezer sizes to consider

An important part is the locking part to the crank
that fits over the lid to turn it
(the part we lost)

The tin freezer canister should be 
tested for leakage and free of  corrosion.
And the wood "scrapers" should be in
a nice smooth condition for it to work properly as it 
scrapes the wall of the canister as the cream mixture freezes

(Bottom of canister)

....and it also should
spin smoothly on a " nut  " located 
in the bottom of the freezer bucket.

There should also be a latch on one side of the bucket
to hold the churn cranking mechanism steady into place.


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 Old Fashioned  Vanilla Ice Cream
 (Tasha Tudor cookbook style)

3 cups of milk
1- 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch, 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3 eggs ~slightly beaten
3 cups heavy cream
2 Tbsp vanilla extract
Scald the freezer can and inner parts
In a saucepan,  scald milk, and
in a double boiler, over (hot water)

Mix the cornstarch,  salt and sugar.
Slowly add to the scalded milk.
Cook and stir for 8 minutes. Add
the beaten eggs and cook for 2 more
minutes. Chill

Add  and blend the chilled cream and  vanilla
 and  then pour the mixture into the freezer can.
Next pack the freezer  with cracked ice
and alternate layers of rock salt in the bucket
Let everyone take turns at cranking the handle,
 remembering to crank slowly for the first 5 minutes!
Remove the dasher when the freezing is complete
and pack the freezer with more ice and salt and 
wrap  the freezer bucket with blankets  (or newspaper)
and set in the shade for several hours until you are 
ready to serve!

inspired from: Tasha Tudor Cookbook
available at;

"Scald" with boiling water (to prevent germs)

double boiler ...
 Scald whole milk, and then slowly add a 
ladle full of  scalded milk 
to the egg mixture before adding it to 
the milk over the heat, to prevent "scrambling"

 Cool in a bowl of ice if  you want to use it soon

 Employ "Grandiechildren" as often as possible!!

(Employ grown-ups,
they love to make     
homemade icecream too)!!


Some of the best fun is to get to lick the dasher clean!

And served with farm fresh organic fruit is 
as good as it gets!!

Visit and read a rememberence by 
Tasha Tudor's Grandson
Winslow Tudor  who writes ;
"Winslow's Tea Stories"

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The Mousiekin Family always enjoy..

spending time together...

and making ice cream for fun 

Hope you enjoyed !!
Many warm blessings Linnie
Historic photograph of a boy squatting down behind a car, cranking the handle of an ice cream freezer

Harley says:
"I'll scream
if you'll scream
and we'll all 


  1. Hi Linnie, my grandmother (Mamaw) in Mississippi would make ice cream when we were there as children in the 1950's. Once when we visited in the 1970's my Dad was there and he got out the ice cream maker and we made it again. It is indeed one of those rituals of summer that can bring back wonderful memories.

  2. We frequently make hand-cranked homemade ice cream - - ain't nothing like it!
    During our reenactments crowds gather around and sometimes we'll let them turn the handle.
    I must say, I have to chuckle at those who have an electric ice cream's almost an oxymoron to me.
    Anyhow, thanks for this post - - - excellent!

  3. Linnie, what a great tutorial for making ice cream! I must admit to having an electric ice cream maker-the kind you keep the canister in the freezer and after making the mixture you plug it in. Years ago we had an old fashioned one. Our children still talk about it! Thanks for reminding me we must do that soon with the grands. Your guys look like they were really enjoying themselves! What wonderful memories you are creating for them. xoxo ♥

  4. Oh yum!!! what a sweet treat, and so perfectly "Tasha!" what a beautiful garden to make in too. perfect for summer!~

  5. Oh Linnie, this was such a good read! I remember my mom and dad cranking ice cream when I was young.. Brought back some fond memories.. Thank you.
    It looks as if everyone is having such a good time, and the fresh fruit on the ice cream looks so yummy..
    Thank you so much for your visit and sweet comments.. I am so happy you enjoyed.
    blessings dear friend,

  6. Such a wonderful things to make, we have never made icecream, I do fancy having a go & all natural too.
    I love all your photo's & the way you use vintage items.
    Fondly Michelle

  7. Good morning BELOVED! Dear LInnie, I am currently on vacation, but I do have my laptop with me. Here I am, enjoying the summer time with YOU and the Mousekins! THEY ARE SO CUTE and Tea Rat and Rattus want to share some real, homemade ice cream with all of you! Oh Linnie, there is nothing like real ice cream, is there! What fun, what absolute fun for all the ages in your family. Peace and more beauty and goodies to you all this summer! Much love, Anita

  8. Hey hey the gangs all here!For ICE CREAM!. I have that blue ice cream thingy...doubt it has all the parts though. I just love the way you photographed all the gathered items in the top 6 pics, that is so beautiful to see. I also love seeing your wonderful brick house in the background. That was a fun day for all of you it seems!

  9. hand-cranked homemade ice cream haven't had that for years.. looks like you all had a wonderful time making the ice cream. Loved all your photos. Have a wonderful day.. with love Janice

  10. Oh Miss Linnie, Tea Rat here....

    Thank you for the special welcome to make ice cream! Yes, Rattus and I would be most pleased to join in on another ice cream churning day and we are fit as fiddles to participate. I am also very fit to EAT loads of strawberry and PEACH ice cream! Teeehehehheeeeee

    LINNIE! Good morning! What a lush day it is here at the beach and we are thrilled. Now all we need is a real scoop of ice cream and we are set.

    Enjoy your weekend beloved friend! Anita

  11. Dear Linnie,

    Mmm, mmm, homemade ice cream that doesn't have any scary ingredients in it! :) I miss the ice cream churn we had when growing up; somehow it didn't make it in the many moves my family has made through the years!

    The Mousiekins are always right there with you. You must inspire them, too!



  12. Oh my dear Linnie this is sew perfect! Your pictures and again the whole adventure! Love it! I wish I was there to taste some! Mine is a electric ice cream machine and makes 2 flavours at once. I remember all the fun my children and I had coming up with different flavours! What a lovey day

  13. A step back in time... delicious homemade ice cream...could have been in the back yard where I grew up in the 50s. With several children in the family, we had to take turns licking the dasher...yum, yum!

  14. It was fun just looking at your photos! This was a great post Linnie. (I also LOVE your pretty bracelets!)

  15. The addition of reading your comments is good too. So many have fond memories from childhood with
    hand-cranked ice cream, me included!

  16. I have happy memories of making homemade ice cream as a child. Us kids took turns setting on top as some grown up would turn the crank, it did make for a cold seat though :) Another lovely post my friend. Very magazine worthy post.....blessings ♡

  17. I have enjoyed working my way back to quite wonderful posts!