The picture shows students eating Indian Ice cream (soapberries) at our cultural day.
INDIAN ICE CREAM
The soapberries and the sugar are beaten together.
The berries foam up and so it is known as "Indian Ice cream"
We live in Mount Currie, BC Canada. It is a beautiful area with lakes
and high mountains.
In the summer many berries grow here and we all go out and pick and
eat the berries.
In the old days the elders also made these soapberries into loaves which
were dried and kept to make Indian ice cream. Today we have freezers so this
is no longer
One berry found in this area in July is the im-Haz or black huckleberry.We
love making jam from this berry. I think strawberries are our favourite berry.