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Frank Abbott Trice of Portsmouth, VA has given
us permission to reprint this delicious Cranberry Ice
recipe and asks that we please credit his
great-grandmother, Elizabeth Caldwell Watson of
Jacksonport, AR., born in 1839, with the recipe. He
goes on to say, " I have seen a copy of the recipe
written in her hand and dated 1875. I have no idea
how she was able to freeze it! They probably had an
ice cream freezer and brought in ice from St.
Louis. It certainly would not have been cold enough
by Christmas in Arkansas to have a supply of ice.
Today, I just stick it in the freezer of the
refrigerator. My grandmother who was born in 1880
said she could remember always having it at