Recipe of the Week: Peach Ice-Cream

The following Peach Ice-Cream recipe is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book will be one of the bonus items in the next edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This 15th Anniversary Edition USB stick should be available for sale in the third week of January, 2021.

  • 1 cup fresh peach-pulp
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups cream
  1. Make a syrup by boiling the sugar and water together for five minutes.
  2. Add the peaches and put the mixture through a strainer.
  3. Add the cream and freeze, while turning.

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  1. I am in!
    This is exactly what we need with all of the stuff going on.
    I am taking hand cranking it like in 1924. Everybody takes a turn.
    Earn your ice cream.
    Peaches might just be the perfect fruit.

    1. Just Fish… Your post reminded me of a favorite memory from summer camp. We would all take turns hand cranking the ice cream maker with the reward of a special treat shared among us. You are right… With everything going on, simple wholesome pleasures like homemade ice cream is a most excellent reminder of good times shared with family and friends.

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