My husband’s family had a tradition for many years of making home-made ice cream for birthdays. My mother-in-law (Darlene) faithfully made it from her passed down recipe even for the December birthdays. For many years, we would open presents at Christmas, then the "boys" would go on the porch and churn the ice cream in a crank type freezer. (They said it didn’t taste as good in an electric freezer) It was a bonding time for the boys and a memory shared for all the family.
Here is the recipe for homemade ice cream that has been loved for so many years:
What a perfect time of year for ice cream! Do you have a favorite place to go out for ice cream? Maybe, you prefer to make your own? The library has some great books on making your own ice cream, gelato, or sorbet!
For many of us, ice cream is a year-round favorite dessert. There is nothing like getting out the ice cream machine to make all those different homemade flavors. MCPL has all kinds of ice-cream cookbooks.