There’s probably not a more traditional summer treat than a big scoop of homemade ice cream on top of a homemade hot fruit pie.
The good old fashioned ice cream makers are hard to find these days and replacement parts for the old White Mountain freezers are very hard to locate.
Like most things that were once American made ice cream freezers have been economized to the point they are almost a seasonal use item that may last only a few summers.
Whatever happened to the ones that were American made of thick wooden slabs and heavy duty gear boxes that would last a family for at least couple generations?
Well we found them actually still being made deep into the Amish communities. The Amish love big church and social gatherings out underneath shade trees on a hot summer day.
What better way to cool off than a big dish of homemade ice cream. Add a few fresh strawberries and you have a treat that will last for the rest of the weekend.
Country Ice Cream Freezers are Amish made and come in sizes from 1 qt all the way up to 20 qt. The 20 qt size is even available mounted on a wagon complete with a John Deere Hit and Miss motor.
Cottage Craft Works .com is an online general store that specializes in old fashioned country products that are made and used in the Amish communities.
They carry all the Country Freezer models and even carry a 6 and 8 quart model in an electric version that probably won’t be found anywhere else on the Internet.
They also carry all the replacement parts for both White Mountain and Country Freezers.
While visiting the site take a look at The Little Pie Maker. It’s also an Amish made hand crank machine used in the Amish communities to add a fried fruit pie to go along with that bowl of ice cream.
It’s a commercial grade machine that’s in reach of the home to small commercial kitchen budget. It will fold and crimp 3-1/2” x 5” pies as fast as you can make and load the pie dough.