Surely summer is going to start properly some time soon? Been thinking about ice cream in all its forms, and wondering when it’s really going to be warm enough to want to tuck into some. So maybe whilst it’s not quite warm enough it’s a good time to be making up plenty of batches to be on standby in the freezer. Or at least have a leaf through some inspiring books whilst it’s raining outside!
Here’s five to kick start the iced treats for this summer:
Lola’s Ice Creams and Sundaes: Iced Delights for All Seasons by Morfudd Richards – I’ve never been around to stop the Lola’s On Ice van, but I’d be happy to stop them for Marmalade Ice Cream or Gin and Tonic Sorbet. Definitely a book to get you beyond chocolate and raspberry ripple, this is a very modern approach to iced treats!
Making Artisan Gelato by Torrence Kopfer – definitely moving this on from a kid’s treat, this book has some amazing flavour combinations, such as Chocolate Cinnamon Basil Gelato, Honey and Toasted Sesame Seed Gelato and even a Blue Cheese Granita with Poached Pear. If you fancy turning out something different for dessert, or surprising your guests with a guess what’s in the cornet competition, then this is the book for you.
The Vegan Scoop: Recipes for Dairy-Free Ice Cream – I’m thankful that I don’t have a dairy allergy, but for those that do, or choose not to partake, then this might be the book for them. Particularly as the subtitle continues “that tastes better than the real thing with 1/3 less calories”. Which is one heck of a promise! There are fruity flavours and funky flavours, and I would imagine great source of ideas, particularly if you have kids with a dairy intolerance.
SNOG Healthy Treats Cookbook – Frozen Yoghurt, Gluten-free Bakes, Raw Food Treats, Smoothies & Drinks – quite a title, but a healthy version of iced treats. In case that’s your thing. Or you’d like it to be.
We All Scream: A Brief Look at Ice Cream Around the World by Christopher Wortzenspeigel – more food reading than preparing the freezer to be full of iced treats, but great to learn about what types and flavours of ice cream are top of the charts around the world. Wonder how far the Knickerbocker Glory makes it around the world?
So, lets hope for sunny days and fantastic ice cream eating moments!
Delicious looking knickerbocker glory photo by Eggybird on Flickr.