Agutuk or Real Eskimo Ice CreamFrom alaskanmom 6 years ago
How to make it
- Boil the oil & reindeer fat together for 2 to 3 minutes. Cool until lukewarm.
- Take a bowlful of loose snow (not too powdery) and add oil; beat well to avoid lumps.
- Let freeze a bit.
- Fold in wild berries
- Agutuk, akutaq orackutuk or "Eskimo ice cream" has been made in a variety of ways over the years. Usually with some sort of animal fat & seal oil. Another recipe directions says..."If you use fresh seal oil you don't get the strong taste. Put a handful of Crisco in the bowl. Work it with your hand and add a little cold water. Put in the seal oil and work it more. The real Eskimo way was to make it with reindeer fat, chopped in small pieces. They put it on the stove to melt it. They never used to put sugar in. Just berries. Then later sugar was used. Stir in the sugar, if you keep your hand working it a long time all the sugar melts, it dissolves. It will just fluffy up, now watch. You keep adding water, more water. Every time you put sugar in it will fluff more. Keep working it and you can't smell the seal oil."
- It goes on to say you should add the berries then put it up in your freezer, let cool & eat.
The Cookalaskanmom Wasilla, AK
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