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Old Fashioned Ice Cream Recipes
Very Old Recipe (Over 100 Years Old)

Two quarts thick cream, 1 pound A sugar, 1/4  ounce French gelatine, yolks 3 eggs; add 1 quart of the cream and gelatine, set on the fire; stir; to not let boil; melt:

Set off, add the eggs and sugar stirred up together with a little of the cream, stirring all the time;

set on, let get hot; set off, add the other quart of cream; stir, strain, freeze.

  Break your ice fine; use salt from 1 pint to 1 quart. 

Flavor after it is frozen. Follow directions for freezing.

Directions for Freezing

The essential points in freezing ice cream are to have the ice finely crushed, to use the right proportion of coarse rock salt, and to beat the mixture thoroughly during the freezing. Salt has a great attraction for water and causes the ice to melt, and ice, in changing from a solid to a liquid, absorbs heat.

  The mixture of melted ice and salt is many degrees colder than ice alone. The melting ice absorbs heat from the cream, or whatever may be placed in the freezer, and reduces the temperature to the freezing point. 

The finer the ice is crushed the quicker it melts, and the more the mixture is stirred, the sooner all parts come in contact with the cold surface of the can and become chilled. 

For this reason the ice should be crushed until fine and mushy, not merely broken into lumps; and also because large pieces with sharp edges will dent the can.

The melted ice and salt should surround the can, and not be drawn off as fast as melted. 

It is evident, therefore, that a freezer with an outlet for the water in the bottom,
and with directions for drawing off the water as soon as the ice is melted,
is constructed upon erroneous principles. 

The outlet should be just below the top of the can and it should always be open, and then the water will run out before it can get inside the can.  Do not draw it off during the process of freezing, unless the tub is so full that the ice clogs the outlet.

Use 1 part salt to 3 or 4 parts ice.  Coarse fine salt will do the work, but not so satisfactorily as rock salt or Turk's Island salt.  A mixture of snow and salt answers  when ice cannot be obtained. 
The ice and salt may be mixed before putting them into the tub, but many prefer to put them in separately, in alternate layers.  See that the can is clean, the bearings, gears and socket in the tub are well  oiled, and that the can and gear frame are properly adjusted, before putting in the cream.

  Be sure that the bail of the tub hangs over the latch end, for if on the other side, the crank of the gear frame will interfere with it when  lifting the tub. 

Then lift off the gear frame, being careful not to pull the beater shaft out of the socket.
Turn in the cream, adjust the cover and gear frame, fasten the latch, and then pack in the ice and salt.   Put in a layer of ice 3 inches deep (pack it in solidly), then a measure or saucerful of salt, sprinkle it evenly on the ice, then 3 measures of ice and 1 of salt, etc., till the tub is full. 

Then only a small quantity of cream is being frozen, it is sufficient for the ice to come a few inches above the cream in the can. Pack each layer in closely with a wooden paddle and turn the crank occasionally while packing.

  Turn slowly or occasionally for the first 10 minutes, then rapidly till you can no longer.  Remove the beater, scrape off  the cream from the sides and pack it down closely in the can.  Put a cork in the opening of the cover, and lay the gear frame over, to keep the can down in the ice. 

Cover with a piece of old carpeting wet in the salt water.  If the ice and salt have been well packed, and the cream  is to be served within an hour and not molded, no more ice will be needed. 

But if it to be kept longer, draw off the water and add more ice and salt. All ice creams are richer, and of better body, flavor and texture if allowed to remain in the ice and salt at least an hour to ripen in your freezer for 3 hours.

Remove from freezer and let stand at room temperature  for 10 minutes.  Beat the mixture with a blender or an egg beater until smooth.  Spoon into individual serving dishes. 

Store the leftovers in the freezer.    Makes 6 servings!    Enjoy!

Churn Ice Cream for Your Holiday Dessert
Honey-Roasted Pear Ice Cream Recipe

(Family Features) Ice cream isn't just for summer. America's beloved frozen dessert is churning up lots of flavor options to savor all year long.

Ice cream shops and supermarkets offer a variety of choices, but many people are finding that making ice cream at home opens up a whole new world of flavors that can't be found in the ice cream aisle. For instance, Honey-Roasted Pear Ice Cream features a perfect pear note, punctuated with just a hint of honey, perfect for a fabulous and unexpected holiday treat.

Make Your Own Batch

If you've shied away from making ice cream because you're concerned about cooking custard -  worried it might overcook and curdle, or undercook and risk salmonella - this recipe is for you.

No cooking is required even with eggs as a key ingredient.
Egg yolks contribute to the texture of ice cream, ensuring the richness and creaminess associated with premium ice cream.

Here's the secret.

Use pasteurized eggs to eliminate the possibility of salmonella. Safest Choice Pasteurized Shell Eggs are pasteurized in a warm water bath, which is a natural process utilizing precise time and temperature to ensure the eggs are completely safe to consume without cooking.

The red circle "P" stamped on each shell verifies that the eggs have been pasteurized using the Safest Choice precision method, and can be enjoyed in any recipe calling for raw or lightly cooked eggs without worry.

Making the ice cream is simple.

Roast honey-drizzled pears, puree and combine with the eggs, cream, cinnamon and sugar.

You're on the way to a fabulous holiday finale.

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Recipe for Honey-Roasted Pear Ice Cream


4 medium-sized ripe Anjou or Bartlett pears, peeled
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Dash fine sea salt
1/2 cup amaretti cookies, crushed (optional)


Preheat oven to 425 Degrees F.
Line 15 x 10-inch baking pan with aluminum foil; spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.
Cut pears into 1/2-inch thick slices; brush with lemon juice. Place in pan; drizzle with honey. Bake 15 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally. Place pears and pan juices in food processor; add cinnamon. Process until smooth.
In large bowl, combine pear mixture, cream, milk, sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt; stir until sugar is dissolved. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until completely chilled.

Pour pear mixture into canister of ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Transfer to freezer-safe container; cover and freeze until desired firmness. Sprinkle with crushed cookies, if desired.

Serves: About 1 quart or eight 1/2-cup servings

Calories:423g Total Fat:24g
Cholesterol:138mg Protein:4g
Carbohydrates:52g Sodium:81mg

Cook Time:
15 minutes

Preparation Time:
20 minutes

Chill Time:
1 hour

Freeze Time:
20 to 25 minutes

Safest Choice Pasteurized Shell Eggs

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1.The simplest way to make vanilla ice cream is to make either of the 5 kinds given as foundation, and just before freezing flavor with 1 or 2 tablespoons of the extract of vanilla;  the amount will depend upon the strength and purity of the extract.

2. Make whichever foundation cream is preferred and use 1/4 less than the sugar given in the recipe; just before freezing add from 1 to 2 tablespoons of vanilla sugar or enough to give the flavor desired.

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