By now, I have a lot of ice cream cookbooks and I felt it was time to start sharing my favorites with you, so if you are also an ice cream fanatic (we should be best friends) you can pick the right ice cream cookbook for you and get churning! I thought it only appropriate to share one of the most popular ice cream cookbooks and one that I’m constantly turning to for inspiration: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home.
For those of you fortunate enough to have sampled ice creams from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, you know that Jeni makes some INCREDIBLE ice cream. I tried out every flavor they’ve offered in the past few months on recent trips to Chicago and Nashville where the lovely ladies behind the counter offered sample after sample that continued to blow my mind. My personal favorites were the honey milk chocolate (and have I made it clear that I’m a dark chocolate lover?) and the berry lavender. Not only are the flavors wild and fun and perfectly concocted, but the texture is soft, smooth, almost chewy, and never icey. The perfect texture.
Now as many cookbook connoisseurs might ask, “Sure, the food straight from the maker is wonderful, but does the cookbook give you the same results?” If by same you mean just as delicious, then YES! If by same you mean, the exact recipe they use at Jenis, no. But does that matter if the product is fantastic? NO! I’ve made a number of these recipes and always love the finished result. The techniques used in this book extract the most flavor out of each ingredient and provide you with a delicious scoopable result every single time.
Creative cooks who are willing to go the extra mile to make an amazing ice cream. Also perfect for those that prefer egg-less ice creams.
What I love:
The creativity of flavors, helpful tips, awesome techniques, and the way this book is PACKED with ice cream recipes (not full of toppings or add-ons or things to serve with ice cream).
What I don’t love:
The use of cornstarch and corn syrup. It’s purely personal preference! Just not my style.
Recipes worth trying:
The Darkest Chocolate Ice Cream in the World
Savannah Buttermint Ice Cream
Watermelon Lemonade Sorbet
Wildberry Lavender Ice Cream
Sundae combinations for each season and a separate sundae “accessories” section in the back