Anita’s Ice Cream Parlor

Summer time is upon us, swimming at the lake, barbecues, running through the sprinklers and of course ice cream. What better way to enjoy it than by making it yourself, involve the kids, make memories that last a lifetime.

NOTE: If you own an electric or hand operated ice cream freezer, making your own ice cream can be fun and easy. To make these recipes you should have knowledge of how to freeze and ripen ice cream. If you have an electric ice cream maker, you should follow the manufacturers instructions.

Vanilla Ice Cream - Makes 1 gallon

Ingredients:

2 cups sugar
1 quart of milk
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 slightly beaten eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 1/2 quarts light cream

Directions: Scald milk. Mix together flour, sugar and salt. Add just enough milk to flour mixture to form a thin paste. Stir paste into hot milk. Over low heat, cook mixture until it slightly thickens about 15 minutes. Stir constantly.

Add hot mixture gradually to beaten eggs, cook over low heat for 2 minutes stirring constantly (do not over cook as the eggs may curdle).

Cool quickly in the refrigerator. Do not allow to cool at room temperature. Add cream and vanilla to cooled mixture. Pour into freezer can: fill only 2/3 full to allow for expansion. (Follow ice cream maker instructions).

Chocolate Ice Cream - Makes 1 gallon

Add to the vanilla ice cream recipe......

For chocolate ice cream, add 4 squares unsweetened chocolate to milk before scalding. After scalding, beat with a whisk until chocolate flecks disappear. Increase sugar by 1/2 cup.

Strawberry Ice Cream - Makes 1 gallon

Add to the vanilla ice cream recipe......

Omit 3 cups light cream, add 1 quart washed and hulled strawberries which have been mashed and sweetened with 1/2 cup additional sugar. Add a few drops of red food coloring if your wish.

Peach Ice Cream - Makes 1 gallon

Add to the vanilla icecream recipe......

Omit 3 cups light cream. Add 1 quart crushed peeled fresh peaches without seeds. Mix 3/4 cups additional sugar.

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