A Month of Hand-Me-Down Recipes
Ice Cream – Homemade
When I was but a young whippersnapper, my parents made homemade ice cream in a hand-crank ice cream maker for years before they bought an electric one. For both, I often balanced/stood on the top of the paddles when the ice cream was just about ready in order to keep the paddles down in the steel freezer container and the paddle lid from popping clear off the outer wooden bucket as the ice cream thickened.
On a historical note: American Nancy Johnson invented the first ice cream maker in 1846. It worked with a crank and coarse salt. It was originally called a Sorbetiere.
Until next time,
writing through history one romance upon a time