Beat the Heat Wave with This Ultimate Guide to Ice Cream and Moreby Larry Cox on Apr. 26, 2013, under Uncategorized
The Ultimate Guide to Homemade Ice Cream: Over 300 Gelatos, Sorbets, Cakes & More by Jan Hedh with photography by Klas Andersson (Skyhorse, $24.95)
With the temperatures in Tucson now in the 90s and flirting with triple digits, the time has come to think about summer survival foods, namely ice cream, sorbets and gelatos. This ultimate collection goes beyond the usual scoop by giving creative ideas for decorating desserts, having fun with sugar art, and even carving ice sculptures.
The 300 recipes are divided into several main chapters including Appetizers, Desserts, Ice Cream Bombs, For the Little Ones, Sides, Meringues, and Sugar Craftmanship.
Also included are a brief history of ice cream, tips on making it, and even wine pairings for ice cream, sorbets, and parfaits. Incidentally, speaking of history and we were, the first batch of ice cream was served in Tucson in 1869, the creation of an Italian from Sonora. The second batch was made the following year and served at Carrillo Gardens. Needless to say, it was an instant crowd pleaser.
One of the main attractions of this cookbook is the variations of the different recipes. After preparing a recipe or two, I guarantee you’ll never think about ice cream the same way again. Let the sorbets begin!