½ gallon milk
½ cup water
Dissolve the cornstarch in water and mix until smooth. Beat eggs together with sugar. Put milk in
large pan and heat almost to boiling. Add egg and sugar mixture, stirring
constantly. When mixture is hot (but not boiling), lower temperature and
gradually add the cornstarch mixture, stirring constantly. When mixture reaches
the desired thickness remove from heat and add a dash of vanilla flavoring.
Strain into large glass jar or container (plastic will melt). Cool. (Mom's
original instructions said "Put out in snow to cool.")
When completely cooled, add the whipped cream. Other flavorings (i.e., bourbon, brandy, nutmeg) are optional.