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Frozen Dessert cookbook referral wanted

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I am putting together a gift basket that includes a Cuisinart Ice-cream maker. I welcome recommendations for cookbooks!

This is not my area at all!

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Jan


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There are two simple books for beginners with lots of good flavor combos:

 

The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompanimentsir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=158008219

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Homeir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=157965436


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 I own a Williams-Sonoma ice cream book that I find quite good.  

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As mentioned, the perfect scoop is the perfect beginners book for home ice cream, Sweet cream and sugar cones from B-Rite creamery is not bad either,

fewer but solid basic recipes. For higher level of home gelato - Gelato Messina is a great book.

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On 7/22/2016 at 11:50 AM, Merridith said:

There are two simple books for beginners with lots of good flavor combos:

 

The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompanimentsir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=158008219

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Homeir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=157965436

 

 

I have made lots of ice cream from both of these books, and I think they compliment each other really well. I like the Perfect Scoop for really excellent examples most of the classic flavors you'd expect to find in an ice cream book. The custard-based recipes are especially amazing in flavor and texture. The Jeni's book is great too in it's own way, I like that most of the recipes can be whipped up in an afternoon if you have the ingredients, and while she does have recipes for say chocolate and vanilla, a lot of the others use some interesting flavor combinations and techniques to expand on the really delicious "standards" you find in the Lebovitz book. I bounce back and forth between these two more than any others during the summer. 


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THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!

Jan

 


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A bit late, but I have a couple of extra reccomendations... The Ample Hills Creamery book, and also Ice Creams, Sorbets, and Gelati by Caroline and Robin Weir - aside from being an absolute tome of all kinds of frozen desserts (including bombes, frozen mousses, kulfi etc), it includes a lot of extra info about the history and science of frozen desserts.

 

Ample Hills Creamery: Secrets and Stories from Brooklyn’s Favorite Ice Cream Shopir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=161769076

Ice Creams, Sorbets and Gelati: The Definitive Guide ir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=190494346


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...and if you get really obsessed after putting this gift basket together, Elizabeth David's final (posthumous) work, Harvest of the Cold Months, is a deeply interesting history of the evolution of frozen desserts. 


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