Ice Cream and Friends
Editors at Food52
Ten Speed Press
Seriously, who doesn't like ice cream? It's one of my favorites, and since my family owns an ice cream maker, I've been interested in trying out more recipes.
Ice Cream and Friends is, visually, a beautiful book, and there are several recipes that look delicious. There are also some that look weird (will I ever hazard spending money on the ingredients for Burnt Toast Ice Cream? I don't know) and some that just aren't to my taste (fruit is not my thing). The only recipe I've tried so far has been the honeyed walnut ice cream: it was okay, although the cream-to-milk ratio was a little different than I prefer, and gave the finished product more of a whipped cream taste than a true ice cream one. In addition, while I'm sure I'll be trying more recipes from this book, there aren't too many that really made me go, "wow, I HAVE to try this!" My flavor preferences tend more towards chocolate chip cookie dough or caramel and pecan or birthday cake; perhaps not quite as "sophisticated" as basil dark chocolate or earl grey ice cream, but to my mind, a lot more tasty. However, if you are into more gourmet, unusual flavors, you may want to try this one. I might even try a few of the stranger ones every once in a while. (I mean, who knows but that basil and dark chocolate really is good?)
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.