DessertsVintage Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

Vintage Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

This vintage homemade ice cream recipe has been made on hot summer days for over forty years by many homesteading families as a sweet treat.

Vintage Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

Vintage Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

  • 2 cans evaporated milk

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract  (even more delicious with real vanilla bean)

  • 6 eggs, separated

  • Pinch of salt

Beat egg whites until stiff. Beat in sugar. Mix egg yolks and evaporated milk, add slowly to egg white/sugar mixture. Add vanilla, salt and fruit. Finish filling freezer can (metal bowl) with low-fat milk. Freeze as directed – Leave in freezer until frozen.

Variations: Banana Nut: 3-4 ripe bananas, mashed, plus 1/2 cup chopped pecans.

Strawberry: 1 pint fresh strawberries, chopped fine and sweetened to taste.
Peach: 5-6 ripe peaches, chopped fine, sweetened to taste.

Vintage Homemade Ice Cream


Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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