Peaches & Cream

The Summer of '61

A Saturday drive around Lubbock, Texas with my Granny usually included a stop for ice cream at the Borden's Drive-In. 
Here I am with my cousins Jay & Gary.

Photo | Lisa Porter

The only thing better than Borden's was Grandmother Collier's homemade peach ice cream.

Made with only the freshest ingredients and lot's of elbow grease.
Photo | Lisa Porter

Just down at the end of our road here in Lexington,
 there is this peach tree.

Photo | Lisa Porter

Gracie and I were going for a walk the other morning so I brought my camera along.
Hoping to take some pics & pick a peach or two or three...

Photo | Lisa Porter

Oh my gosh, each limb was hanging so low from it's heavy load and begging to be harvested.

Photo | Lisa Porter

As tempting as it was to pick, I refrained, as no one was I am waiting.

Photo | Lisa Porter

In the mean time, I'm digging out Grandmother Collier's recipe and preparing to give my kids a lesson in how to make homemade ice cream and another homemade memory.

photo | White Mountain Ice Cream Freezer Archives

Below is a link to White Mountain Ice Cream Freezers.
Yep, they still make them.
And if you have enough hungry people they can all take turns cranking!

photo | Chris Granger for SAVEUR

You'll be glad to know that they also make them with motors.
They sound about as magical as a rock polisher. 
Remember those?

photo | White Mountain Ice Cream Freezer

Elsie & I hope your summer includes plenty of homemade ice cream & homemade memories too!

Borden's Ice Cream Archives



Karena said...

Lisa there was never a better summer treat than home made ice cream. I remember those times so well!

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Dumbwit Tellher said...

Seriously, it does not get any better than that in the summer. Those kind of memories, are the BEST! I love the photo of you and your cousins by the way. Here's to the glory of the peach.


Renae Moore said...

Oh Lisa, you just brought back such good memories of making ice cream at my Grandma's. We would take turns 'cranking'! Unfortunately now I can't eat ice cream...that pesky lactose intolerance, but I can drool all the same!

Crank away Girlie!


quintessence said...

You're not going to believe this but we had the exact same ice cream maker!! And my father made fresh peach ice cream too!!! Such memories! I could only help at the beginning when it was easier to crank! In later years it was the Good Humor truck! Love the picture of you with your cousins.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

{sigh} I just love summer. And that Borden cow is such a classic!