Life is sweeter when you take the time to explore the recipes in our gorgeously photographed The Ice Creamery Cookbook, which provides inspiration for frozen treats that go far beyond the ordinary.
Classic flavors get an exciting new update: strawberry ice cream comes with a side of warm berries glistening with a warm balsamic vinegar syrup, and even everyday vanilla gets gussied up with an infusion of lavender. Other recipes travel even farther and introduce exciting new flavors to your favorite summertime treat: the inventive Vietnamese Coffee Granita takes a traditionally Italian dessert in a Southeast Asian direction, and the Mango-Ginger Sorbet would be a cooling ending to a fiery Indian meal.
Author Shelly Kaldunski also provides all the tips, tricks and recipes you need to turn your frozen treats into masterpieces, from recipes for homemade sprinkles and waffle cones to ideas for ice cream–themed parties. So try out some of these easy-to-follow recipes and entertaining ideas and you may find that your kitchen is more popular than the ice cream truck this summer.
|Salted Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream
Savory and sweet collide in this adult variation on a childhood classic. Top with chopped peanuts for extra crunch.
|Vanilla-Berry Frozen Yogurt
High-quality yogurt with just the right amount of sweetener and vanilla extract makes the base for this summery delight. Here, instead of spooning berries on top, the berries are crushed and then swirled into the yogurt to spread their fruity flavor throughout.
An ideal palate cleanser at the end of a meal, this bright lemony sorbet will have you yearning for more. The addition of limoncello, a lemon liqueur from southern Italy, transforms a seemingly ordinary lemon sorbet into something sophisticated.
|Marshmallow Cream Topping
This sweet, fluffy ice cream topping is a crowd pleaser. For a deconstructed rocky road ice cream, spoon dollops of this topping onto scoops of chocolate ice cream and sprinkle with chopped nuts.
|Olive Oil Ice Cream with Meyer Lemon Zest
Plenty of egg yolks and a deep golden olive oil tint this ice cream a beautiful pale yellow. Warming the Meyer lemon zest with the cream and milk gives the custard a sweet, bright taste and a delicate perfume, and silky olive oil lends its unique flavor and luxurious mouthfeel.