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Ice Cream Making
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Tom A    Posted 10-01-2002 at 14:57:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
(Especially for Kat in NJ, who asked about the White Mountain maker):

Had the extended family over last weekend and gave the new hand-crank ice cream maker a try. Had bought a White Mountain 6 quart maker and had been dying to try it.

It is very well made, looks like our grandkids will get to use it with their grandkids. We started with the 7 and 8 year old taking turns cranking...kind of funny because they thought it was taking **soooo*** long! Eventually everyone took a turn at the crank.

The ice cream was the best I've ever had. We used to make our own in an electric but this was even better...must have something to do with the energy expended. Anyway, we all had a great time, and I'd buy that maker again.

Tom


lowill majaducon    Posted 11-24-2002 at 05:12:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
we want to know how to make ice cream and what are the ingredients in making a delicious ice cream. thanks!!!!


Pcc-AL    Posted 10-01-2002 at 17:53:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tom, when I was a kid in the 40s, I went to play with a friend at his home. His dad was sitting on the back step making ice cream. His maker was a syrup can held by the bail inside a lard can filled with ice and salt. He had to bring the ice home from the ice house in town and chip it with an ice pick. We took turns twisting the syrup can back and forth by the bail. When it was finally frozen, it seemed like the best I ever had. Just a memory.


Kat in NJ    Posted 10-01-2002 at 17:44:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Tom, thanks so much for the feedback! I had been looking at these, but they're not cheap and I wanted to make sure before I invested in one. I think John & I could do with the 4-quart model, though, as it is just us two. We will keep using the electric one over the winter, but will get geared up next spring with a handcranker! Thanks again!

Kat


Tom A    Posted 10-02-2002 at 04:15:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
My pleasure...no they're not cheap and I am. We looked at them for a couple of years before we finally broke down and bought this one. I am very impressed with the workmanship, and I feel like when you find somebody that still builds good stuff you oughta pass on the word.

One suggestion: it is just the 2 of us here now, too. We got the 6 quart because it wasn't very much more than the 4 quart, and you can always make less in the 6 but you can't make more in the 4. The 6 comes with recipes for 4,5, or 6 quarts. So when we have company we can make 6, but when it is just us (most of the time) we make 4.

Hope you have as much fun with it as we do.

Tom


WallSal55    Posted 10-01-2002 at 17:24:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
We live near a cheese factory, and that's where
we buy the cream by the quart (thick and heavy) for the homemade ice cream. Makes it special.


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