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Recipe for family meals :

Eggnog Ice Cream
 

This recipe is from the SodaMail Recipes in Time! newsletter which is written by Chele who also has her own website, Chele's Treasures <click here>

Chele is a single mother of three young boys who manages to find the time to run her own desktop publishing and personalisation service from her home and also writes the popular SodaMail newsletter Recipes in Time! three days a week.

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A Little History on Frozen Desserts

The first frozen dessert is credited to Emperor Nero of Rome. It was a mixture of snow (which he sent his slaves into the mountains to retrieve) and nectar, fruit pulp and honey. Another theory is Marco Polo, Thirteenth century bard and adventurer, brought with him to Europe, from the Far East, recipes for water ices, said to be used in Asia for thousands of years.

The first ice cream parlor in America opened in New York City in 1776. Invention of the ice cream soda is usually attributed to Robert M Green, who operated a soda water concession in Philadelphia. Green, who sold a mix of carbonated water, cream, and syrup, apparently ran out of cream and substituted ice cream, hoping his customers wouldn't notice. But they did and daily sales receipts climbed from $6 to $600.

Ingredients

6 eggs, separated
10 tablespoons sugar
pinch of salt
1/4 cup brandy
1/4 cup rum
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 cup milk
2 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated

Method
  • Cook the egg yolks, sugar, salt, brandy, rum and sherry in a double boiler until very light and thickened.
  • Remove from heat, add the milk and cream; cool.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff, fold them in the cream mixture.
  • Pour into an ice cream machine and process according to manufacturer's directions.
  • Sprinkle with nutmeg before serving.

Interesting Chinese Myth on Rice

During the stuffy Victorian period, drinking soda water was considered improper, so some towns banned its sale on Sundays. An enterprising druggist in Evanston, IN, reportedly concocted a legal Sunday alternative containing ice cream and syrup, but no soda. To show respect for the Sabbath, he later changed the spelling to "sundae".

 
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