The best ice-cream cookbooks on the planetAs a simple treat on a hot summer afternoon, or an elegant finish to a special meal, ice cream is a versatile dessert. I present to you a handpicked collection of the best ice-cream cookbooks that every ice cream lover should own. Highly recommended for your cookbook collection / library, you'll be using these books for years to come. Must have cookbooks for your kitchen, these books are a great resource for every summer event. Go ahead, wow your friends with unique frozen desserts, sweet, creamy, indulgent, and homemade.
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1. Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book
Ben and Jerry, in this cookbook show you how to make their most popular, scrumptious ice creams, including 11 of their greatest hits. These are great tasting recipes, specially adapted to make at home, of ice creams made with fresh ingredients - fruit, chocolate, candies and cookies. Almost all the recipes require no cooking at all. The author's sense of humor makes it a very enjoyable read. The recipes are excellent, easy-to-use, simple to make, they are the stars of this cookbook. This is a great ice cream book for your family, with recipes that can be adapted to your particular tastes, and that come out perfect on your very first try.
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2. Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones - 90 Recipes for Making Your Own Ice Cream and Frozen Treats from Bi-Rite Creamery
San Francisco’s Bi-Rite Creamery, an artisanal ice cream shop, share their recipes for making delicious ice creams. The step-by-step instructions are clear, accompanied by beautiful, clear photographs. Helpful explanations and tips are there throughout the recipes. The book is well organized and new techniques are introduced with in-depth instructions and photos before being referenced by the recipes. The recipes are surprisingly simple, straight-forward, easy to understand, easy to make. And the ice creams - delicious and flavorful.
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3. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home
Winner of the James Beard Award, this cookbook helps you create perfect, creamy, silky smooth, firm, scoopable ice cream at home, that's full of flavor. It presents 100 of Jeni’s delicious signature recipes, with no-egg ice cream base, and interesting flavor combinations. The recipes are well written, the instructions are clear and easy to follow. Follow the recipes exactly and you'll get ice cream that has the right texture and depth of flavor. The photography is beautiful, and you get a good feel of what the finished ice cream is supposed to look like.
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4. People's Pops - 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops from Brooklyn's Coolest Pop Shop
From the premier pops stand in the country - People’s Pops - this is a flavor-packed collection of recipes to make delicious ice pops for kids and adults. This cookbook also teaches you the basics of ice pop making - how to pair ingredients, balance sweetness, and explore fruits (and vegetables and herbs). The recipes are arranged by seasonal ingredients. They are creative and original. It has a chapter devoted to shave ice, and recipes for grownup boozy pops too. A must have cookbook for anyone interested in making awesome, delicious pops at home with fresh ingredients.
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5. Big Gay Ice Cream - Saucy Stories & Frozen Treats - Going All the Way with Ice Cream
This cookbook presents recipes of delicious frozen treats from New York City's Big Gay Ice Cream. The book takes you step by step, yearbook style, through all the different components that go into making delicious treats. With plenty of culinary and celebrity cameos, including ones by Anthony Bourdain and Neil Gaiman, this cookbok has an over-the-top personality unlike any cookbook out in stores. The photographs are mouth-watering. With laugh-out-loud stories amongst delicious recipes for ice cream and their toppings, its a book full of feistiness and color.
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6. The Ciao Bella Book of Gelato and Sorbetto - Bold, Fresh Flavors to Make at Home
Ciao Bella, the premier gelato and sorbetto maker in the country, presents here both traditional and unique recipes for delicious sorbetto, and gelato thats rich and smooth. The recipes are easy to follow, the instructions well written, with gorgeous, beautiful pictures. Instead of extracts and essences, the recipes use fresh natural ingredients that are fairly easy to find in most supermarkets. Follow the directions and use ingredients that are fresh and ripe, and you'll make delicious gelato. With its variety of flavors, and recipes that work, this is one good gelato cookbook.
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7. Ample Hills Creamery - Secrets and Stories from Brooklyn’s Favorite Ice Cream Shop
Ample Hills Creamery, an ice-cream destination in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, present their creative & unique recipes accompanied with mouthwatering photographs and charming illustrations, for delicious, dense, wonderful flavor ice cream. The directions are easy to follow. The recipes are fairly involved, most require some cooking and baking as well. The recipes use high quality ingredients, and use add-ins that need time for preparation. There are new recipes as well as some special techniques in this cookbook, for you to add to your repertoire.
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8. Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream - Sweet Seasonal Recipes for Ice Creams, Sorbets, and Toppings Made with Local Ingredients
Molly Moon is a boutique ice cream scoop shop in Seattle. This cookbook presents their creative ice cream recipes, arranged by season - with the focus on using local, seasonal, fresh fruit and herbs, in combinations that are both familiar and surprising. The recipes are simple, quick, easy to follow, egg free, with very little cooking involved. The instructions are clear and helpful. The ice creams - simple and fun to make - are unusual and delicious.
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9. Scoop Adventures - The Best Ice Cream of the 50 States - Make the Real Recipes from the Greatest Ice Cream Parlors in the Country
This cookbook brings to you delicious ice cream flavors & recipes from the best artisans, creameries and ice cream shops across the country. The book is well laid out, the instructions clearly written & easy to follow, and the recipes tasty. Most of the ingredients are things you can easily find at any grocery store. The recipes are accompanied by beautiful pictures. The flavors range from familiar favorites to unusual and interesting. The over 80 authentic recipes have been adapted so you can make them with your own ice cream maker in your kitchen.
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Paleo Ice Creams
10. Paleo Frozen Desserts - 35 Delicious Homemade Dairy Free, Gluten Free Paleo Frozen Treats
Learn how to make creamy, rich and delicious Paleo friendly frozen desserts - homemade ice cream, gelato, sherbet and popsicles - without eggs, gluten, soy or refined sugar. All the recipes are paleo friendly, and involve only natural ingredients. This cookbook will help you follow a practical paleo diet plan, as well as prepare healthy desserts for your family. The recipes are well writen and the instructions are easy to follow. Now make desserts that are in step with the Paleo diet, taste great, and are 100% natural so that every guiltless bite could be enjoyed to the fullest!
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11. Paleo Ice Cream - 75 Recipes for Rich and Creamy Homemade Scoops and Treats
Indulge yourself without giving up your healthy paleo lifestyle - with the delicious, dairy-free, refined sugar free ice cream recipes from this cookbook. All the recipes use healthy, nourishing ingredients. The step-by-step instructions lead to delicious, smooth and creamy ice cream. This is a well-written, fun resource, pleasant to read.
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Dairy-Free Vegan Ice Creams
12. Dairy-Free Ice Cream - 75 Recipes Made Without Eggs, Gluten, Soy, or Refined Sugar
Making your own dairy-free ice cream is affordable, healthy, fun for the whole family, and helps you avoid refined sugars, harmful oils, soy, preservatives, and other common ingredients found in store-bought dairy-free ice cream. This cookbook helps you make and enjoy your favorite ice cream flavors free of dairy, gluten, grains, soy, and refined sugar. A must-have cookbook especially if you have kids or family members who don't tolerate dairy well.
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13. Vegan Ice Cream - Over 90 Sinfully Delicious Dairy-Free Delights
Whether you’re vegan, lactose intolerant, or on a dairy-free diet, you don’t have to miss out on ice creams. Vegan Ice Cream features more than 90 delicious ice cream recipes using all-vegan ingredients like nuts, dates, coconut milk, maple syrup, and fruit, plus recipes for raw vegan ice creams and sauces. The recipes don’t rely on milk, cream, or refined white sugar; and offer a variety of flavor choices, something for everyone.
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14. Vegan a la Mode - More Than 100 Frozen Treats for Every Day of the Year
Vegan a la Mode presents recipes for vegan ice creams, frozen yogurt, sorbet, as well as for vegan ice cream toppings. The vegan recipes are delicious, inventive, inspiring. The directions are easy to follow. Every recipe is accompanied by beautiful photographs. The recipes use different bases so if you don't like one kind of non-dairy milk or have an allergy, there are lots of other choices. The recipes in this book do use a lot of sugar.
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15. I Can't Believe It's Not Ice Cream!
With unique, healthy, delicious, vegan, gluten free, ice-cream recipes, this cookbook guides you to make silky, smooth, sweet, mouth-watering ice-cream with whole fruit, nuts and seeds, and no added cream, sugar, animal fat or any other unhealthy additives. The recipes are quick and easy to prepare, and combine amazing flavors using only natural, easily found ingredients. A well researched cookbook, perfect for weight loss, for transition to healthy eating habits, and for anyone who has special dietary needs.
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16. Perfect Scoop - Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments
A gorgeous guide to the pleasures of homemade ice creams, sorbets, granitas, and more, with over 150 recipes and over 50 stunning photographs. David Lebovitz’s expert techniques and methods make use of easy to find ingredients. The author's witty, chatty style, along with his attention to detail and passion shines through. A well written, informative ice-cream cookbook, that'll guide you to creamy, perfect scoops of pure delight.
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17. Williams-Sonoma Collection - Ice Cream
This Williams-Sonoma cookbook offers more than 40 easy-to-follow recipes for rich ice creams, tangy sorbets, and flavorful granitas. Tempting, full-color photographs of each ice cream make it easy to decide which one to prepare. The sidebars included with every recipe provide additional helpful details and tips. The instructions are easy to follow, the recipes are well-written, outstanding, and produce great results. A good ice-cream cookbook with beautiful photographs and delicious recipes.
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18. Lomelino's Ice Cream - 79 Ice Creams, Sorbets, and Frozen Treats to Make Any Day Sweet
A vibrant, delectable cookbook with recipes for making at home - smooth ice creams, cool sorbets, and chunky-nutty-chocolaty frozen treats. A beautiful book with wonderful pictures and easy to follow instructions. The recipes are simple to execute and turn out ice creams that are delicious.
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Gelato & Sorbet
19. Making Artisan Gelato - 45 Recipes and Techniques for Crafting Flavor-Infused Gelato and Sorbet at Home
Making Artisan Gelato presents 45+ recipes for delicious, authentic gelato made from all-natural ingredients. Gelato - the frozen dessert, made with milk, not cream, has 35% less air whipped into it than ice cream, which heightens its rich mouthfeel. The book discusses gelato-making techniques in great detail - right from pureeing and straining fruit to tempering egg yolks for a creamy base. Now make quality gelato at home with ease, with a texture creamy and dense like Italian gelato, and a depth of flavor thats outstanding.
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20. The Art of Making Gelato - 50 Flavors to Make at Home
This cookbook guides you to making delicious gelato and sorbetto using classic gelateria techniques that have been adapted for home cooks. The instructions are easy to follow. Only simple, fresh ingredients are used in each recipe. And the results taste super-fresh, healthy and light, not overly rich or heavy like regular ice cream. A beautiful book with delicious recipes, and everything you need to know, to make the best gelato at home.
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21. Perfect Pops - The 50 Best Classic & Cool Treats
This beautifully photographed and laid out cookbook, takes popsicles beyond fruit and juice. Its 50 creative recipes guide you through making fruit based pops, creamy dairy-based pops, creative multi-layered pops, swirled pudding pops, striped pops, creamy-centered pops dipped in chocolate, and alcohol-spiked pops. The recipes are all simple, with easy to follow directions, and the pops are easy to make. A comprehensive popsicle book with wide assortment of popsicles for everybody from the kids to the adults.
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22. Paletas - Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice & Aguas Frescas
An engaging, delicious guide to Mexico’s traditional frozen treats - paletas - the flavor-packed ice pops made from an enormous variety of fruits, nuts, flowers, and even spices. This cookbook also showcases recipes for raspados (shaved ice) and aguas frescas - the delightful Mexican drinks featuring whole fruit and ingredients like tamarind and hibiscus flowers. Inviting, refreshing recipes guaranteed to help you beat the heat.
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23. Ice Pop Joy - Organic, Healthy, Fresh, Delicious
Indulge in delicious, juicy ice pops without consuming refined sugar and fake sweeteners. The healthy recipes in this cookbook use fresh, seasonal fruits, sweet, nutritious vegetables, and protein-packed whole food bases to make pure fruit pops, veggie pops, yogurt pops, tofu pops, herbal tea pops, chocolate pops, and specialty pops. Easy to make, healthy, wholesome ice pops, that'll be equally enjoyed by adults and kids.
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24. Slushed! - More Than 150 Frozen, Boozy Treats for the Coolest Happy Hour Ever
In the sweltering summer heat, you need a quick way to cool down and keep the party going. This cookbook presents more than 150 fun, creative recipes for booze-infused frozen treats including ice pops, ice creams, gelatos, granitas, sorbet/sherbet and more. The recipes are easy to follow, and use a couple of tablespoons of liquor. The perfect cookbook to have an intoxicatingly cool summer.
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25. Ice Cream Happy Hour - 50 Boozy Treats That You Spike and Freeze at Home
Perfect for a fun party treat or special occasion dessert, the homemade frozen delights from this cookbook taste amazing, and they serve up a surprising kick. The easy recipes have simple to understand directions. The ice-creams are creamy, with good flavors and you can definitely taste the booze. Good recipes that create conversations. You won't want to wait until summer to start making some "happy" ice cream.
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Home made ice-cream vs. store boughtOne usually gets intimidated over making ice cream at home. Whereas truth is, ice-cream is delightfully easy to make at home. A good, well made, homemade ice cream kicks the store-boughts butt, anyday. If you like knowing what goes into your ice-cream, when you make it yourself you are guaranteed a healthier treat. On a warm summer day there's nothing's more enticing than a creamy scoop of your own homemade, delectable, frozen treat.
These Books + Ice Cream Maker = An Awesome GiftThis collection makes a great mothers day, wedding, birthday, holiday, or christmas gift. Buy these books as a Mother's Day gift for mom. These make fun hostess gifts all year. Present these to friends on their birthdays. Gift these to newly weds or the bride as a wedding or bridal shower gift. And accompanied with a decent ice cream maker, you have a present that the recipients will appreciate, and one that they will use over time. These books along with an ice cream maker make a great, unbeatable combination for a gift.
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