Old Fashioned Recipes for Homemade Ice-cream

Just about everyone on the planet knows the enjoyment of eating ice cream. However this wasn’t always the case.

If you think about it, the way of freezing foods is relatively new and therefore people simply didn’t have any means of making ice cream even if they wanted to. 

Of course, there are parts of the world where snow is very plentiful and there is evidence to suggest that people of ancient times flavoured the snow.

When the technology was developed to make ice cream, only the very well-off could afford such a luxury. 

There have been many theories about how ice cream begun however the only real evidence is that is occurred in the 18th century when recipes for ice cream appeared in England and also in France. The recipes were actually pretty similar to what we eat today. 

In terms of ice-cream in America, it was brought over by Quaker immigrants. The popularity spread quickly amongst the wealthy.  Along cam inventions such as the hand-cranked ice cream freezer which made the process much easier and accessible.

Therefore the popularity of icecream really began to take hold; not just with the upper classes. Then the electric freezer came along meaning that the ice cream could be transported around the country easily. 

So there you go, a brief history of ice cream. 


  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbls of vanilla extract
  • 13-ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 gallon whole milk
  • chipped ice
  • rock salt 


  1. Take a large mixing bowl and beat up the eggs.
  2. Then gradually you want to add in the sugar, making sure you stir continuously.
  3. Now add the salt, vanilla extract and the evaporated milk along with roughly a pint of fresh milk. Then mix it all together. 
  4. The next thing you need to do is pour this mixture into a freezer can for ice cream.
  5. Pour in the remainder of the milk. The can should be filled however make sure you don’t go above the “fill line” if your freezer can has one. 
  6. Next you need to put the ice cream freezer together. Put in alternating layers of ice and salt around the can. Then you crank the freezer so that the ice cream starts to freeze up. This will start to get more difficult as the ice cream becomes more frozen. 
  7. When you get to the point where you can’t turn the crank any further, you should take off the turning mechanism plus the top of the can and the dasher.
  8. Replace the top and cover the can with even more ice and salt.
  9. Place a towel over the ice and leave it to sit for an hour or more. If you are making your ice cream with the help of an electric maker then you should simply follow the instructions that came with it.
  10. All in all, you’ll end up with around 5 quarts of lovely old fashioned ice cream.