your favorite ice cream recipe book
- Michelly Jun 6, 2009 12:19 PM
Just got a 1-qt. ice cream maker, but am unhappy with the Ben & Jerry's ice cream book (they use egg yolks but don't cook them at all, and none of the flavors I've tried so far do not taste anything like what I can pick off the shelf).
Anyone got any recommendations? (Extra points for including good sorbet recipes).
I'm a fan of The Perfect Scoop, by David Lebovitz. Lots of great recipes for ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt, plus stuff to go with.
It was a selection for the erstwhile dessert cookbook of the month project, so there are lots of reports. Here's the master thread (leading to other threads): http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/538600
I don't own it, but have borrowed it from the library after someone paraphrased a recipe from it for me here: THE ULTIMATE FROZEN DESSERT BOOK by BRUCE WEINSTEIN
Recently made orange julius sherbet from it, which was fantastic. Earlier this year, I made peanut butter gelato--divine! I need to get my own copy of this one.
Edit: In fact, you can find both these recipes (paraphrased) here on CH if they're of interest and you can try 'em yourself.
Peanut Butter Gelato:
Orange Amaretto Julius Sherbet:
And here's the book:
Complete title of the book is one of the things I like so much about it. Here ya go:
The Ultimate Frozen Dessert Book: A Complete Guide to Gelato, Sherbert, Granita, and Semmifreddo, Plus Frozen Cakes, Pies, Mousses, Chiffon Cakes, and More With Hundreds of Ways to Customize Every Recipe to Your Own Taste
Another vote for The Perfect Scoop. His blog is also pretty great. Nigella Lawson's Forever Summer also has a good ice cream section, though it's a full course cookbook, not exclusively ice cream.