Ice Cream recipe from 1885

This recipe is from Mrs Marshall’s ‘The Book of Ices’ published in 1885

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The historic Recipe

Strawberry Cream Ice

Make this as raspberry cream

Take 1 pound of raspberries, 6 ounces of sugar, and the juice of a lemon; mix with one good pint of custard cream (nos. 1 to 5). Tammy, and colour with liquid carmine or cherry red (p. 63). Freeze and finish as for other ices.

‘The Book of Ices’ by Mrs Marshall (1885)

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  • 2 cups cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 pound strawberries

From our collection
The Dominion Cook Book, 1899. Collection of Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village.

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