Ice cream is a staple in our family’s food groups — my husband always says the Hesche family has 4 food groups –Ice cream, watermelon, sweet corn and everything else. When I was small we would make homemade ice cream – using the crank mixer, electric ones being far into the future. My dad or one of the other adults present would always be the one to finish cranking as we kids had such short attention spans. And did the ice cream taste good — smooth and rich, made with cream, eggs, sugar and vanilla. And my hubby and I still make it. We’ve made it twice this summer.
I calledÂ the cheese factory outside of town to see about buying the cream. “Yes, you can buy cream if you get here before 11 – that’s when the butter man comes to pick up the cream”. What wonderful words to hear. And it makes a wonderful ice cream! My son and his wife make it, my brothers and their families make it. You should too! Email me if you want the recipe.
In honor of our family, I’ve made Ice Cream Earrings. They are Swarovski crystals, Swarovski pearls, and sterling. They are just about 1″ long and very lightweight — I was surprised because I thought they ‘looked’ heavy. I think it’s that pearl sitting on top of that lovely sparkly Swarovski crystal. They are 20.00 for a pair – that includes the free first class shipping to you ( in the US).