Frozen Passion (1972) ★★★

I'm kind of obsessed with ice cream - even more so since I got my ice cream maker a few months ago. Here's a recipe from the '70s that I found on the great website Click Americana. It seems to be from an advertisement featuring Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk and the Proctor-Silex Electric Ice Cream Freezer. I decided to go with cola for this recipe, because it's one of my favourite pop flavours and because it was included as a suggestion in the advertisement.

Original Recipe:
World’s simplest recipe: Pour 2 cans of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk and two 28 oz. bottles (or four 12 oz. cans) of soda pop into freezer drum and let the Proctor-Silex Freezer do the rest. Makes two quarts of Frozen Passion in minutes.

If you don’t have an electric ice cream freezer, make Frozen Passion in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator. Pick up a recipe at your supermarket. For small families, cut the recipe in half.

Here's a more recent version of the recipe, from Quick & Easy Desserts (1986), an advertising cookbook for Eagle Brand:

The Verdict:
The taste of this wasn't bad, but it was a little weird to me. The sweetened condensed milk had a very distinct flavour and was really sweet. A bit too sweet for me, I think. By the way, I halved this recipe and it baaaaarely fit into my ice cream maker. It makes a lot! That Proctor-Silex Freezer must have been a beast!
I wonder how this would taste with root beer, orange soda, or even something really tart like lemonade or grapefruit soda. Or maybe cream soda? Anyway, what I liked best was how easy this recipe is. You literally pour in two ingredients and then sit back and relax. It's completely unhealthy, but that's what you get for convenience I guess. I'm giving this 3 stars mostly because I didn't like the flavour combination I chose. With the right pop and perhaps a little less sweetened condensed milk to ease up on the sugar, I think this could bump up to 4.

Modernized Recipe:
(Adapted from Click Americana)
56 ounces SODA POP

1. In a very large bowl, blend together the two ingredients.
2. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to directions. Alternatively, pour into a large pan and freeze, stirring every 30 minutes until no liquid remains.

Anje graduated with a Honours Bachelors degree in History with a minor in Museum Studies. She currently lives and works in Japan's least populous prefecture as an assistant English teacher.


  1. Why not try it with unsweetened condensed milk?

  2. really neat site!

  3. This is such an interesting idea! I actually really love sweetened condensed milk, so I wonder if I'd like this recipe. I'd love to try it with root beer or orange soda!

  4. This sounds very interesting and delicious! I wouldn't have thought of that, thanks so much for sharing!
    You have got to submit this to the food fight feature for next month! Bring any other ice cream or fruit pops that you may have ;) Submit here: