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From: Wild bill <>
Subject: Re: [BS-L] homemade icecream
Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2002 15:04:39 -0800
> In a message dated 7/1/02 5:28:21 PM Central Daylight Time,
> << Ironically, Sandra, finding the ice is why the majority of our forebears
> didn't enjoy home-made ice cream. >>
> Thanks for that information Mike. I figured it would be difficult to find
> ice in those days unless it was in the dead of winter. Perhaps there was a
> cold dish of some kind that that could be made with spring water. I've seen
> a very old cream cellar that had icy cold water flowing over it from a
> natural spring in the Texas hill country.
> The remains of the rock home that was built near the cream cellar was
> estimated to be 200 years old.
> SandraZ IBSSG
They had ice year round. It was stored in straw which it kept for a long
The first ice cream parlor in America opened in New York City in 1776
Dolly Madison created a sensation when she served ice cream as a
dessert in the White House at the second inaugural ball in 1812.
In 1843, New England housewife Nancy Johnson invented the hand-cranked
ice cream churn. She patented her invention but lacked
the resources to make and market the churn herself. Mrs. Johnson sold
the patent for $200 to a Philadelphia kitchen wholesaler who, by 1847,
made enough freezers to satisfy the high demand. From 1847 to 1877, more
than 70 improvements to ice cream churns were patented.
The first commercial ice cream plant was established in Baltimore in
1851 by Jacob Fussell.
Wild Bill, North Pole, Alaska
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