The Ultimate Ice Cream Book Review

by Ice Cream Maker Reviews on November 7, 2006

The Ultimate Ice Cream Book claims to have recipes for “over 500 ice creams, sorbets, granitas, drinks, and more”. So, when I ordered the book online I expected it to be, well, massive. I was thinking dictionary or at least Joy of Cooking thickness. Not this book, “Ultimate Ice Cream” is only 225 pages long. “How does that happen?” you ask. Well, each ice cream recipe has at least a few “variations,” presumably each variation counts for another recipe. For instance, “marmalade ice cream” has 8 “variations” (ie 1) “Use apricot jam and apricot liqueur or strawberry syrup.” Quite frankly, I’m not sure I would count that as another recipe.

But, that’s just me being critical. Mr. Weinstien has some creative recipes in the book including lavender ice cream, saffron ice cream, corn ice cream and kiwi sorbet. I haven’t even come close to putting a dent in this book, but from what it seems, it should be the only ice cream cookbook I’ll ever need.

The Ultimate Ice Cream Book: Over 500 Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, Drinks, And More is written by Bruce Weinstein.

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