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

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