From the Author
I'll never forget my first taste of real, Italian gelato. Soon after I was married, I was fortunate enough to travel for several weeks across Europe with my husband and our close friends. Our first night in Italy comprised of a gondola ride, pizza margherita, and two scoops of the most decadent coconut gelato I have ever eaten. Since then, I've had more than my fair share of the frozen delight, and make it a point to sample new and exciting flavors whenever I find myself in any Italian city. As research, of course! Since beginning my food blog three years ago, I have experimented at great lengths with ice creams, sorbets and gelatos in my own kitchen, and have loved the results. Everything from the simplest granitas, to fresh sorbets, to decadent ice creams, and of course, gelato, have been included in this book, as well as special chapters for vegans and those requiring sugar-free recipes. You'll also find wonderful ice cream cakes, pies, and other spectacular frozen desserts here too! It is my hope that you will experiment with my recipes, stir up your own childhood (or adulthood!) memories, and perhaps create a few special memories for your own children or grandchildren. Buon appetito!
About the Author
Susan Whetzel (Pearisburg, VA) is a professional baker, food blogger, and award-winning recipe developer. Her blog, Doughmesstic.com, has been featured on several high-profile cooking websites, including Betty Crocker, Martha Stewart, Tasty Kitchen, and Nestle, among others. She also works as a Brand Ambassador for many food and cooking companies, including Midstate Mills and Johnsonville. Susan is a wife and mother to a four year old little boy who loves ice cream and gelato, of course!