Perfectly Simple Ice Cream Cookbook Review

Perfectly Simple Ice Cream Cookbook Review

Title: Perfectly Simple Ice Cream: 100 Recipes Anyone Can Make
Author: Anthony Tassinello and Mary Jo Thoresen
Published: April 30, 2024, Calisto Publishing
No. of Pages: 342
Cover Price: $26.99 Hardcover, $8.75 Paperback, $2.51 Kindle

Almost everybody loves ice cream, but most rely on the storebought variety. However, everyone knows that homemade ice cream is far superior, even to the expensive premium brands. However, two chefs from Chez Panisse, one of the most famous restaurants that has been around since Alice Waters (who writes the foreword) opened it over fifty years ago, Anthony Tassinello and Mary Jo Thoresen, have released a fabulous cookbook that will inspire everyone to make their own, Perfectly Simple Ice Cream: 100 Recipes Anyone Can Make. The cookbook includes the obligatory how-tos, which are simplified and straightforward, as well as dozens of recipes or mouthwatering flavors of ice cream, sherbet, and frozen yogurt from scratch. Also included are recipes for ice cream bombs, floats, and baked Alaska.

The recipes are written in the traditional manner with the ingredients listed first, followed by step-by-step instructions, so anyone – both beginning and advanced cooks – can easily make great ice cream at home. There are also plenty of notes in the introduction of each recipe, explaining where the flavor came from or other information.

There are beautiful professional photographs of some of the recipes, but if there were a drawback to this book, it would be that many of the recipes aren’t pictured. Fortunately the recipes speak for themselves, and are tempting even though we may not know what our finished product will look like. The imagination of the chefs is apparent, and there are ice cream, granite, frozen yogurt, etc. flavors to please everyone.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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