A summer treat to share with friends , family
and especially GRANDCHILDREN...is..
..... 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)
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
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
"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!!
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"
The Mousiekin Family always enjoy..
spending time together...
and making ice cream for fun
Hope you enjoyed !!
Many warm blessings Linnie
if you'll scream
and we'll all
SCREAM for ICE CREAM"!!