Ice Cream Maker
Object ID: 1965.109.1
The long running company known as White Mountain Freezer, made this ice cream maker from our collection, in the early 20th century. It consists of 3 major parts: the bucket, the crank, and the inner can. To make the ice cream, you would pour salt and milk into the inner can, place the lid on top, and then place the ice in the bucket. As you crank the device, the salt would lower the freezing point of the ice, and the ice’s cold temperature in the inner bucket made a thin layer of milk freeze on the inside of the can. The rotating wings, or paddle, which was turned by the crank, would scrape off the frozen milk, and let a new layer freeze. By the end of this process, you would be left with cold, delicious ice cream!
Watch the video below to see how ice cream was made the old fashioned way!