Jefferson's Recipe for
Vanilla Ice Cream
A passionate gourmet, Jefferson acquired a stock of standard French
recipes for sauces, fruit tarts, French-fried potatoes, blood sausages,
pigs' feet, rabbit, pigeons, and various other dishes. Among the
most popular of these recipes at Monticello was this one for vanilla
ice cream--written by Jefferson, with his own recipe for Savoy cookies
to accompany the dessert on the back.