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June 30, 2019 1 min read 2 Comments


Margie (Mom) has been making this ice cream every Fourth of July for nearly 60 years.

“I had been married maybe a year, maybe a little longer, I’m not sure; I think Cheryl was a little girl.”

She had gone to a gathering in Gatesville, Texas, way back when, with some kin of (Daddy) Doug’s, and tasted some homemade ice cream that was so delicious she requested the recipe.

And the recipe (well, sort of… the ingredients at least) was granted, jotted on the back of a Gatesville National Bank check, where it exists to this day, faded and worn and taped together.

But the homemade ice cream? Well, it’s still as delicious as day one.

Margie’s Gateville’s National Bank Ice Cream


10 Eggs
3 ½ c Sugar
2 Tbsp Flour
2 ½ Cans Evaporated Milk
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 gallon Whole Milk


  1. Mix all ingredients together and whisk thoroughly.
  2. Pour into ice cream churn cylinder.
  3. Add ice and rock salt to churn well.
  4. Get cranking.
  5. As the ice melts, replace with fresh ice and rock salt.
  6. Churn until ice cream is firm.

Jack Suggests: Jack is a germaphobe and insists on cooking his mixture. He combines the eggs, sugar, flour, and 1 cup of milk into a saucepan and stirs continuously. He removes it before it comes to a boil at 180 degrees then transfers it to an ice bath. He also recommends freezing the finished ice cream overnight for a nice firm texture.

2 Responses

Cheryl Sahm
Cheryl Sahm

July 02, 2019

This sounds so delicious!! And I love the back story of how you got the recipe.
How much ice cream does this recipe make? And I know how wrong this is for asking but… Can it be made in an electric ice cream maker? I am dying to try it. Maybe even Jack’s version.

Cheryl Reader
Cheryl Reader

July 02, 2019

I’m with Jack! My mother’s recipe is a cooked custard. However, I like it still soft from the ice cream bucket. Such great memories!

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