The Ultimate Ice Cream Book claims to have recipes for â€œover 500 ice creams, sorbets, granitas, drinks, and moreâ€. 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, â€œUltimate Ice Creamâ€ is only 225 pages long. â€œHow does that happen?â€ you ask. Well, each ice cream recipe has at least a few â€œvariations,â€ presumably each variation counts for another recipe. For instance, â€œmarmalade ice creamâ€ has 8 â€œvariationsâ€ (ie 1) â€œUse apricot jam and apricot liqueur or strawberry syrup.â€ Quite frankly, Iâ€™m not sure I would count that as another recipe.
But, thatâ€™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 havenâ€™t even come close to putting a dent in this book, but from what it seems, it should be the only ice cream cookbook Iâ€™ll ever need.
The Ultimate Ice Cream Book: Over 500 Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, Drinks, And More is written by Bruce Weinstein.