Grandma Rath’s Ice Cream by CGND Volunteer Bridgette Readel

Author Or Recipe byCommonGround

A few years ago, my extended family put together a family cookbook. My aunt submitted this recipe which I typed up just as Grandma wrote it because it’ll make you smile as you read it! I will always remember having homemade ice cream for holiday and special occasions at grandma’s house. It’s such a familiar treat that when my siblings got married, I got them each an ice cream maker! We’d also make homemade cream puffs to fill with the ice cream and slather in chocolate syrup!

Ice cream was a favorite late evening snack when neighbors would visit during the long winter months and on occasion the hired man would have to go to the barn and milk the cows again because there wasn’t enough cream to fill the ice cream container. True story folks!

Photo Caption: Bridgette's Aunt (baby) is held by grandma Erna Rath, next is great grandma Maria Rudolf and great great grandma Katherina Meidinger.

Yields1 Serving
 6 cups whole milk
 1 pinch saltgood pinch
 ½ cup cornstarch
 1 cup sugar
 5 eggsbeaten
 2 ½ cups sweet cream
 1 cup sugar(yes, one more cup - separate from the one listed above)
 2 tbsp vanilla
1

Pour six cups of whole milk into a sauce pan.

2

Then add five beaten eggs to the whole milk.

3

In a small mixing bowl, add half a cup of cornstarch and one cup of sugar. Mix together.

4

Pour and fold in cornstarch and sugar mixture into the saucepan with whole cream, salt and beaten eggs.

5

Cook mixture until thick, but watch closely as it burns easily.

6

Cool, then add two and a half cups of the sweet cream.

7

Add one more cup of sugar.

8

Add two tablespoons of vanilla.

9

Mix all of the above very well, add more whole milk to fill a one gallon ice cream freezer container. Next, crank your heart out.

Ice for the ice cream maker needs to be chopped from stock tank with light from a kerosene lantern at 10 p.m. while the company plays cards. 😉

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Ingredients

 6 cups whole milk
 1 pinch saltgood pinch
 ½ cup cornstarch
 1 cup sugar
 5 eggsbeaten
 2 ½ cups sweet cream
 1 cup sugar(yes, one more cup - separate from the one listed above)
 2 tbsp vanilla

Directions

1

Pour six cups of whole milk into a sauce pan.

2

Then add five beaten eggs to the whole milk.

3

In a small mixing bowl, add half a cup of cornstarch and one cup of sugar. Mix together.

4

Pour and fold in cornstarch and sugar mixture into the saucepan with whole cream, salt and beaten eggs.

5

Cook mixture until thick, but watch closely as it burns easily.

6

Cool, then add two and a half cups of the sweet cream.

7

Add one more cup of sugar.

8

Add two tablespoons of vanilla.

9

Mix all of the above very well, add more whole milk to fill a one gallon ice cream freezer container. Next, crank your heart out.

Ice for the ice cream maker needs to be chopped from stock tank with light from a kerosene lantern at 10 p.m. while the company plays cards. 😉

Grandma Rath’s Ice Cream by CGND Volunteer Bridgette Readel

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