Normally when I do a cookbook review each month I choose 5 recipes to make and blog about and to include in the review. Well as I mentioned almost 3 weeks ago that the month of July was a bit crazy from me since I was out of town and what not so I was really late getting July’s cookbook review and recipes up. In fact I almost didn’t do a cookbook review because of how hectic things were. And then (as I mentioned yesterday) I had computer difficulties and am just now getting the final review up. And because of all those
excuses reasons, I choose not to do 5 recipes as part of the cookbook of the month for July. But never fear!The Ultimate Ice Cream Book, by Bruce Weinstein. was such a great book that we have already started to make and pick and choose other recipes we are interested. So you will see more from this great book in the near future.
As if you couldn’t tell, I loveed this cookbook. But I also love ice cream, sorbet, and milkshakes; so there was no doubt that I wouldn’t love this book!
There are no pictures in this book (nope notta one) but that’s ok because the recipes and book are great. As I mentioned before, this book is broken into different sections, ice cream, ice cream cones, sorbets and granitas, ice cream toppings, and ice cream drinks. For each recipe within each section, there there are multiple ‘variations’ of the recipe with extra things you can add or leave out from the basic recipe to make it even more enjoyable amazing. Between the basic recipes and the variations there are probably over 200 different ice cream possibilities in this book. Wowzers!
Something else people might not enjoy about this book is that there are no prep times, mixing times, etc listed. I know that since ice cream is not something you bake that these times may not be that relevant; especially considering a lot of these ice creams require chilling time or freezing times. But if you are trying to make these treats for a dessert for dinner that same night you might what a heads up about these things with just a quick glance (am I making any sense?).
But all in all I would say this book is totally worth the buy!
This cookies n’ cream ice cream is TO DIE FOR! I originally found this recipe on another blog made it. Loved it. And immediately went out to buy this book. That says a lot about a recipe if you just try one recipe from the book and immediately want to buy the book just off that one recipe. MAKE THIS! It is not like any other cookies n’ cream ice cream you have eva had!
Rich, smooth, chocolaty, dreamy. Homemade chocolate syrup made with pantry staples means you never have to go without decadent chocolate syrup again!
A Black Cow. My first one ever. It was good but I think I went over kill with the chocolate syrup that I added to mine because that is all I could taste.
Fresh, seasonal, cool, RE-freshing. This blueberry sorbet is a perfect way to cheer yourself up if you have a bad case of the summertime blues. My regret is not adding a peach like suggested in the variations section. The addition of that fresh peach would have totally sent this over the top. (Next time Heather, next time).
With at least 2 more months of summer around these parts homemade ice cram will have a permanent spot in my freezer to help me get through this Texas heat!