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From: Wild bill <>
Subject: Re: [BS-L] homemade icecream
Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2002 15:23:26 -0800
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Wild bill wrote:
> > In a message dated 7/1/02 5:28:21 PM Central Daylight Time,
> > writes:
> > << 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
More on the subject of ice cream
Since the method of producing ice cream depended on a supply of ice, it
was of limited use without that precious commodity. Ice
could be gathered from ponds and lakes, in winter, and the storage of
ice in ice wells and ice houses goes back several centuries.
By packing ice into an insulated underground chamber with adequate
drainage ice could be stored for months, sometimes years. Ice
remained a luxury and dependant on nature to produce it, and cumbersome
methods to harvest it.
Ice cream made with a milk mixture was first recorded in Europe in
Italy.. In England, the first recorded serving of this rare luxury
was in 1672, to King Charles II, whose table at a banquet was served a
delight denied to those sitting at more humble tables. The
first English cookery book to give a recipe was Mrs Mary Eales Receipts
of 1718. The recipe did not include a process for making
the ice smooth and it must hve been coarse with ice crystals. Ice being
rare, ice cream was a luxury for the well off in all countries
and had to be made and served immediately, there being no way to store
it for any great time.
Wild Bill, North Pole, Alaska
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