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fruit is not obtainable, a little jam may be substituted for it; it should be melted and worked through a sieve before being added to the whipped cream ; and if the color should not be good, a little prepared cochineal may be put in to improve its appearance. In making berry flavoring for ice-cream, the milk should never be heated ; the juice of the berries added to cold cream, or fresh rich milk, mixed with cold cream, the juice put in just before freezing, or when partly frozen.

CHOCOLATE ICE-CREAM. No. 1. (Very fine.)

ADD four ounces of grated chocolate to a cupful of sweet milk, then mix it thoroughly to a quart of thick sweet cream ; no flavoring is re- quired but vanilla. Sweeten with a cupful of sugar ; beat again and freeze.


BEAT two eggs very light and cream them with two cupfuls of sugar. Scald a pint of milk and turn on by degrees, mixing well with the sugar and eggs. Stir in this half a cupful of grated chocolate ; re- turn to the fire and heat until it thickens, stirring briskly ; take off and set aside to cool. When thoroughly cold, freeze.


ONE quart of cream, one pint of milk, three eggs, one cupful and a half of sugar and one of prepared cocoanut, the rind and juice of a lemon. Beat together the eggs and grated lemon rind and put with the milk in the double boiler. Stir until the mixture begins to thicken. Add the cocoanut and put away to cool. When cool add the sugar, lemon juce and cream. Freeze.


SWEETEN one quart of cream or rich milk with half a pound of sugar and flavor to taste ; put it over the fire in a farina-kettle ; as soon as it begins to boil, stir into it a tablespoonful of cornstarch or rice flour which has been previously mixed smooth with a little milk ; after it has boiled a few minutes, take it of: the fire and stir in very grad- ually six eggs which have been beaten until thick; when quite cold, freeze it as ice-cream.

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