Grandma's old fashioned vanilla ice cream recipes call for all-natural ingredients so you can be sure your homemade ice cream will taste extremely good AND be good for you too.
Countless polls show that vanilla is still the world's favorite flavor for ice cream. Folks never seem to grow tired of eating it. So, make yourself an old fashioned treat today!
Grandma McIlmoyle's Handwritten Recipe Books (c. 1912)
Ingredients: 6 cups of milk; 4 eggs, whites and yolks separated; 3/4 cup of sugar, 2 small teaspoons vanilla, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, a little salt.
Heat milk. Mix egg yolks and add sugar, mix cornstarch to sugar and
egg, then add to hot milk, then add salt and flavoring, add beat egg
whites last. Freeze. This makes a freezer full.
Lee's Priceless Recipes (1895)
Philadelphia is a name generally applied in America to all ice creams made with pure cream and no eggs.
Ingredients: One quart cream, 1 scant cup sugar, flavor to taste.
There are three ways of making this ice cream:
And two flavors:
Split 1 ounce Mexican vanilla beans, remove the fine seeds and soft part; put them in a mortar with 1/2 pound sugar and bruise them till the seeds are separated and thoroughly mixed with the flour; sift through a fine strainer, letting all the fine seeds go through with the sugar; cut the outer part of the bean into small pieces, bruise with another 1/2 lb of sugar; sift and pound again until all is fine.
The sugar that has the seeds may be kept for French vanilla ice cream recipes, as the presence of the seeds is very desirable in genuine vanilla bean ice cream. The second portion may be used for flavoring custards, etc.
Mom's Recipe Scrapbooks (c. 1920s)
Directions for making Praline:
Dissolve 1/2 cup sugar in 1/3 cup warm water. Add 3/4 cup shelled almonds or hazelnuts that have not been peeled, and boil for about ten minutes until golden brown.
Pour onto a cold, oiled surface and leave until set. Then place in a clean cloth and hit with a rolling pin until the praline has broken into small pieces.
Make a Vanilla ice cream and fold into it when well chilled, the praline; freeze again, and when hard let it stand 1 hour to ripen.
Whether you're using an electric ice cream maker or a hand-crank churn, or you choose to make ice cream in your refrigerator freezer, you can use the above recipes to make a deliciously smooth and flavorful frozen dessert that'll leave people begging for more.
Enjoy experimenting with these old fashioned vanilla ice cream recipes. Frozen custard desserts are easy to make, and everybody loves the homemade taste. When it comes to rich-tasting ice cream, you can't beat homemade!