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We also have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now.  They have all copied their information form here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong, please write me!


How to make homemade icecream with any type of icecream maker

How to make homemade ice cream with any type of ice cream maker

You can make any  type of homemade ice cream - easily!  Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, any type of fruit, or even mixed flavors or exotics, like butter pecan.  You just need to fruit, nuts or flavorings. And if your diet demands it, you can make regular or lowfat, or sugarless!  All variants are show below!

There are two types of ice cream makers (for home use); those that use ice and salt; and those that have a gel container that you pre-freeze in your freezer. Now, even if you've lost your ice cream maker's manual, directions or instructions, don't worry; these recipes an d their directions will work with any ice cream maker, and will explain in detail how to do it.

All you need to do is select the recipe-instructions below for your TYPE of ice cream maker:

Click on one:

  1. Ice cream maker that uses ice and salt  OR

  2. Ice cream maker that has a canister that you put in the freezer first



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