Strawberry Ice Cream Recipes from 1904

Strawberry Ice Cream Recipes from 1904

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These are three simple homemade strawberry ice cream recipes from ladies who submitted them to the Boston Post newspaper in 1904.  Recipes made with simple ingredients: cream, sugar, milk, eggs, strawberries.  After reading through these antique recipes, they sound like homemade strawberry ice cream without ice cream maker type recipes.  These aren’t quick recipes, as two of them require letting the strawberries stand with the sugar for an hour or more and Mrs. Parsons’ recipe is short and sweet, but made by first cooking a mixture of milk, sugar and eggs before freezing to make ice cream.  So give yourself plenty of time if you plan to try making one of these ice cream recipes.

Ms. Crowell’s Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Three pints think cream, 2 boxes strawberries, 1 3/4 cups sugar, 2 cups milk, 1 1/2 tablespoonfuls arrowroot.  Wash berries, sprinkle with sugar, let stand 1 hour; rub through sieve.  Scald 1 1/2 cups diluted arrowroot with remaining milk; add to hot water milk, cook 10 minutes; add cream, freeze to a mush, then add fruit and finish freezing.

Mary M. Crowell, Winchester.  Source: Boston Post – 20 Mar 1904.


Mrs. Sullivan’s Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

One quart cream, 1 quart strawberries, 1 pint sugar.  Mash the sugar and the strawberries together and let them stand one or two hours.  Add the cream, rub through a strainer into the freezer and freeze.  When half frozen the whole berries to be stirred in.

Mrs. John Sullivan, Andover.  Source: Boston Post – 28 Feb 1904.


Mrs. Parsons’ Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Two quarts milk, 2 cups sugar, 3 eggs, salt.  Cook until it thickens, cool, add 1/2 pint cream.  1 quart mashed strawberries, freeze.

Mrs. C. H. Parsons, Gloucester.  Source: Boston Post – 28 Feb 1904.

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