Agutuk (Eskimo Ice Cream)

Raspberries, Blueberries, and Salmonberries from Alaska

Agutuk or “Eskimo Ice Cream”

My students taught me how to make this one.


  • 1lb boiled, shredded halibut (or other white fish if you don’t regularly go halibut fishing in Homer, AK)
  • 3 pounds Crisco shortening (sometimes made with whale or seal fat, but those are hard to find)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 gallon of wild hand-picked berries from the arctic (or from your freezer section if you don’t live in Alaska)


  1. Combine the shortening, oil, and sugar and whip into an exotic frenzy. Mix in the fish and berries and wear a parka while eating for authenticity.

4-12 servings depending on how much you like it.

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By: The Tart Little Piggy
Published: 12/19/2012