Tightwad Tuesday

What to do with all the leftover candycanes? Make French Ice Cream of course! This recipe was found in a 1924 Fruit and Flower Mission Cookbook from Seattle Washington. ( its in my collection of old books) I love the book as it has old adds from that time period and bits of history throughout. Seattle was my hometown growing up.

French Ice Cream

1lb of peppermint candy

1 quart of milk

1 pint of whipping cream

Soak candy several hours in the milk, or until dissolved. Add one pint of cream and freeze.

Perhaps this is not tightwadish...but each year when we put the christmas decorations away we usually have a bunch of candy canes to do something with. ( cannot put them in the attic with the decorations!) Also candy canes are very cheap right now.


  1. Is it that easy ?!? You just mix and freeze ? Hmmm I can do that. [0=

    Thanks for giving such neat ideas, ((HUGS))

    Blessings and ((HUGS)) my SSiC

    In Him<><


  2. SunshineonmyshoulderJanuary 5, 2010 at 9:09 AM

    Thanks for sharing that tip, I intentionally do not buy candy canes at Christmas time due to kids loaded up on sugar. Next year I'll have to get some!!!


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