Members of the Bethel Murdoch Presbyterian Church have been making homemade ice cream for over 80 years! In the ’40’s and ’50’s the socials were held out on the front lawn and called a ‘lawn fete’. We used ‘real’ cream, eggs, and fresh fruit, four flavors of ice cream were served: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and peach. Lights were strung between the trees and the freezers were cranked by hand.
During the ’60’s through the ’80’s we moved indoors and the Ice Cream Socials were held in the basement of our church. By this time an electric motor had been purchased to crank the freezer and ice was chipped by hand to pack cartons to go. Our menu had also expanded to include sandwiches along with our delicious ice cream.
By the 1990’s, our ice cream was made in two 5 gallon, old fashioned, Amish built churns and members would gather the week before the social to make the ice cream. We were deeply blessed by the fellowship and support of the church and community.
We now take our ice cream on the road and share those blessings out in the community. Come join us at the various events we will be at to share and sell our ice cream throughout the summer. Enjoy!