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July is For Ice Cream

by Alexia MacClain

Horizontal Freezer Co., Chicago, IL.  Ice Cream and Candy Makers’ Factory Guide, 1907, page 17, Peach Ice Cream, Pistachio Ice Cream, Spinach Coloring, Almond Ice Cream.

Ever tried pistachio ice cream?  Or almond ice cream?

July is National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of July is National Ice Cream Day.  This year, National Ice Cream Day will be on Sunday, July 18.

To celebrate these ice cream holidays, we are featuring an item from the Libraries’ collection called Ice Cream and Candy Makers’ Factory Guide.  This guide from 1907 was the Horizontal Freezer Company’s fourth book on the subject.  It has all sorts of ice cream recipes and is meant to be used by both the beginner and expert ice cream maker.

Here are just some of the flavors in the guide:  Peach ice cream.  Chocolate ice cream.  Pineapple ice cream made Philadelphia style.  Crushed Strawberry Cream using strawberries and oranges.   And even pistachio ice cream made with spinach coloring. 

Ice Cream and Candy Makers’ Factory Guide by the Horizontal Freezer Co. is located in the Trade Literature Collection at the National Museum of American History Library.  More images from the guide are available on Flickr.  For previous posts about this guide, take a look at one on candy recipes and another one on ice cream recipes.

Happy National Ice Cream Month!  And have a Happy National Ice Cream Day on July 18!

—Alexia MacClain

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