September 2, 2011

Vintage Wedding ✿ Inspired DIY Ideas No. 1

So now that I have shared with you some of my favorite vintage inspired wedding ideas, I thought I could expand the idea and create some DIY posts. Of course, for the most part, I offer these services but I just figure that you are either going to hire someone to do it for you or you are the type of person to do it yourself and if I don't share then you can find the inspiration somewhere else. I rather be a one-stop-shop for your vintage wedding needs.

Mason Jars with Homemade Vintage Ice Cream

This is a recipe that is near and dear to my vintage heart. My Dad made this ice cream when I was a little girl and I just loved it, so YUMMY and many sweet memories. It is a cross between Brown Bread Ice Cream {which is an English recipe that was popular, especially towards the end of the Victorian Era, when the more well-to-do homes had new cooler making ices more popular} and Grape-Nut Ice Cream {which is a popular regional dish in the Canadian Maritimes and New England}.

Boston Brown Bread Ice Cream

  • 1 1/2 cups wheat and barley nugget cereal (e.g. Grape-Nuts™)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 pint half-and-half cream
  • 1 tablespoon maple flavored extract
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Place cereal in a bowl and pour in enough milk to cover (1/2 to 1 cup); set aside. In a large bowl, combine eggs, brown sugar, white sugar, condensed milk, half-and-half, maple flavor and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Place in freezer canister of ice cream maker. Stir in enough milk to reach fill line.
  2. Freeze according to manufacturers' directions on ice cream maker. When ice cream begins to solidify, add cereal mixture before freezing completely.
Fill Pint Sized Vintage Mason Jars with the prepared ice cream and store in freezer until just before ready to serve. Use vintage wash tubs filled with ice to nestle the jars. A delicious alternative to the norm and compliments wedding cake fantastically. Of course there are hundreds of vintage ice cream recipes to chose from 


  1. I love the idea of ice cream in the jars, and this image looks like they're in an old birdbath. So "cool"! :-) This is a great idea for a picnic/birthday party which I'm going to today. Wish I'd seen it sooner...

  2. Thanks so much and YES they are in a vintage fab!!! You'll get an opportunity to use the idea one of these days!!! :)