Elise W Manning (editor)
Farm Journal's Homemade Ice Cream and Cake
Galahad Books, 1972, ISBN 0-88365-997-2
This book is a recipe book for both ice cream and cake (cake
is about 2/3 of the book, with only 1/3 for ice cream).
The book starts with a brief history that begins with the
overly bold and undoubtably false statement "The first man
to sample a frozen dessert was Nero, the emperoro of Rome."
The book then gives a brief description of ingredients,
machines, and instructions (although the instructions are
for how to use a salt-ice freezer).
There are two primary chapters of ice cream recipes, one
on vanilla, the other on other flavors. These two chapters
are followed by a chapter on refrigerator-freezer ice creams,
a chapter on ice cream pies, cakes, and other desserts, and
then a chapter on sauces. The next three chapters discuss
cakes, and the final chapter is about drinks.
I am unfamiliar with Farm Journal, but clearly the intended
audience is women. Repeatedly, the book makes references
to "farm women," and has comments like "We discovered that
every woman has her own favorite recipe for Basic Vanilla
Ice Cream." The recipes themselves look reasonable,
although they are intended for the larger, hand-cranked
salt-ice freezers. As such, the recipes are for 1 gallon
of ice cream, and you'll have to scale them down for most