I am fortunate to live near Clanton, Alabama, where the most scrumptious peaches are grown. It is always a special treat to get a basket of delicious peaches from one of the growers.
Peach Ice Cream is one of my favorite ice cream flavors. When I was growing up, preparing it from scratch meant the hand-cranked ice cream freezer would be brought out for the ceremonial ice cream making.
Mom would stir up the “mixture,” and Dad would gather the ice and rock salt. With each turn of the handle, we were one step closer to a wonderful surprise. We all took turns at the crank, but Dad did the bulk of it. And we were all on red alert to keep the salt water from seeping into the canister containing the ice cream.
Those were fun days. Today, the sound of the electric motor turning the crank is music to my ears. There is nothing more wonderful than taking out the canister of ice cream, lifting the lid, and savoring every spoonful of ice cream. My brother, sister, and I would always get the ice cream brain freeze from consuming ours so quickly.
Tell me about your favorite ice cream memories.