In the late 1960s, young Alex Heard was at a family reunion, and there he would meet someone cranking up a strange machine. It was an ice cream maker, “the kind that looks like a big wooden bucket with a metal handle on top.”
At the reunion, I was fascinated by this gizmo, and I soon pitched in and did a long session of cranking, which was hard work. I didn’t mind. It was fun, and I wanted to share in the cheers that I figured would rain down when we were done.
Which is exactly what happened. The ice cream we produced was a bit soupy but delicious. Somebody suggested I put syrupy sliced yellow peaches on mine. I did. That made it even better.
This might have been what inspired him to make his own ice cream at home, and, decades later, he still does it, but now with his own ice cream maker at home.
Now, he has written a simple guide on how to make delicious ice cream at your own home. Check out his guide over at Outside Online.
Have you made your own ice cream before?
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