Sunday, April 10, 2016

I Scream ,You Scream ,We all Scream for Ice Cream

This is the second week of our challenge.
The A to Z Challenge takes us on a journey through the month of April. We write Monday through Saturday and take Sunday off. Hence, 26 days and 26 letters of the alphabet. Come in and see what snippet I'm sharing with you today.

              Ice Cream


Who doesn't love ice cream. And there is something special about home-made ice cream. I don't remember ever having home-made ice cream when I was a kid. But when I met Richard it was one of his specialties. We first had a hand cranked ice cream maker. Then later on he purchased an electric ice cream maker. I still have it out in the garage. And I helped him make it often enough that I am sure I can replicate that same wonderful delicacy.

Here is Richard's Recipe:

8 eggs
4 cups of sugar
1 pint whipping cream
1 pint Half & Half
4 Tsps. vanilla
Milk 
Frozen strawberries or peaches
(we liked strawberry best)

He mixed this all together and poured it into the container, put the paddle in the middle,filled it to the top with milk, and slipped that container into the big wooden
ice cream freezer. Down the sides he poured ice cream salt and ice. The lid went on top, everything covered with a quilt, and the machine turned on. Soon we had the best tasting soft-serve ice cream you ever sunk a spoon into.

Richard carried a copy of this recipe in his billfold. In case he ever needed to stop at the store and bring the ingredients home. Along with his recipe for Taco Salad. I have them both, quite faded, handwritten in pencil. Valuable treasures. 
  


This is the type I own


38 comments:

  1. I bet those are valuable treasures. I still have recipes my mom wrote in hand; I love to look at her handwriting and just remember.

    We made a lot of homemade ice cream (hand cranked) when I was growing up; always so delicious!

    betty

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    1. Yes, they are treasures. I have some with my mom's handwriting that I also treasure! Wasn't it fun with the hand cranking?

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  2. Lovely. We never had an ice cream maker but I remember my mom making mango ice cream at home on the stove and then freezing it. It had a different taste and I loved it even though I am not an ice cream fan :D

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    1. I can't imagine it not being made in a ice cream maker. Interesting!

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  3. Hi Paula - lovely memories of Richard ... ice-cream and Taco Salad - a man prepared ...I'd enjoy both .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Yes, I have many wonderful memories!

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  4. I've never made ice cream but I bet yours is delicious.

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  5. I've been dreaming of making some butter pecan ice cream. I like mine soft just after it comes out of the mixer. Wonderful memories for you.

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  6. I would love to get an ice-cream maker, but have virtually cut sugar out of my diet, so this would be a bad idea for me. Nothing beats homemade, though!

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    1. I don't think I'll ever completely cut sugar from my diet

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    2. Oh it's not completely gone. I have young nieces who love birthdays, so it's impossible to completely forego cake. Also, sometimes a small bit of chocolate just helps. But I don't give in to my sweet tooth like I used to.

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    3. I'm going to be working on that soon.

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  7. It has been a long time since I have had home made, I love it and it is so cold when it hits your tongue! How wonderful that you kept his recipe. :)

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  8. I remember having homemade ice cream made with the one you churn at all the summer family get togethers. We had vanilla and peach. Yum!!
    You should frame those recipes written down by Richard. I have recipes framed that are written by my mom and my grandma. I love looking at them. They're in my kitchen.

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  9. We churned ice cream a lot growing up - usually on summer Sundays. My Mom always made peach - yummy!! sometimes - we would just have plain vanilla - still good. We all took turns turning the handle over and over until finally - it was ready!

    Linda in VA

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    1. WE usually did our churning on Sundays too! And peach was another favorite of ours!

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  10. I don't believe I've ever had home-cranked ice cream! You've just given me a great idea to gift Tom someday. He loves his strawberry ice cream to distraction.
    (Me, I'm more a taco salad sort of gal!)

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    1. What???? You can't be fully grown and never have had home cranked ice cream.

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  11. I love ice cream and the city where I live currently, is like a furnace during the summer, so ice cream is a daily ritual. Great post!!

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  12. Yummm. Homemade ice cream is the best. I first learned how to make it in 4H as a kid. Haven't had it in a long time. I love recipes written by loved ones. I was just in a panicked mad search on Saturday morning for some recipes my grandmother had written in pencil on 3x5 index cards. I did eventually find them and will be keeping them in a safer place from now on.

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    1. I know. I was the same recently with a photograph. I looked high and low and finally found it. I'll show it to you on the K post

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  13. Yum! That sounds fairly easy. How long does the process take? Is it something you two would do often? I'm not into cooking or baking or basically doing anything in the kitchen but I like the sound of homemade ice cream...

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. It doesn't take a long time! But I don't remember exactly how long

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  14. What a wonderful memory to have! I'm glad you shared it. My dad used to tell stories of making root beer when he was a kid.

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    1. Yum! Homemade root beer sounds yummy!

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  15. Food memories are the best. Make copies of those recipes before they fade much more. They are priceless.

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    1. They are so faded now that they don't copy well. I did make some copies though!

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  16. This is a lovely post...two cherished recipes from Richard. I think it's a touching memory of him.

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    1. Thank you Gram. We have so many ways to remember him!

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  17. That's almost like the recipe I used (I got mine from Alton Brown's show Good Eats), but there were more egg yolks than whites, and some cooking was involved. You're right, there's nothing quite like homemade.

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    1. What Richard loved about this recipe is it didn't require any cooking!!

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