"I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream" are lyrics many kids can be heard saying on any given summer day. This book presents 52 frozen dessert recipes appropriate for the entire year. Sampson (Throw Me a Bone) has written numerous other books in this series; she's also a senior writer for Cooks Illustrated and was nominated for the James Beard Award. Her concoctions range from the classic store-bought French Vanilla to the exotic Avocado Gelato, Grape-Nuts® Ice Cream, or an Orange Granita. Each recipe contains a clear ingredient list, step-by-step directions, and often a beautiful photograph of the treat. Each week one could sample a new ice cream, progressing through the seasons (though eggnog ice cream is listed halfway through), as the recipes are listed to take advantage of spring and summer fruits and later hearty nuts and heavenly chocolates. Sure to fly off the summer display shelves when accompanied by other summer food favorites such as grilling, this text is a solid collection of unique frozen treats.
—Kristen Mastel, MINITEX Lib. Information Network, Minneapolis (Library Journal, September 1, 2008)
From the Inside Flap
When it's time for something sweet, a dish of ice cream is hard to beat. Now, with this irresistible little cookbook and a home ice cream maker, you can enjoy a different frozen treat every week—a whole year's worth of recipes for ice cream, sorbet, gelato, and granita.
Author Sally Sampson gives you standout recipes for classic flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry as well as peren-nial favorites like rocky road and pecan. But most of her flavors are deliciously different—taste sensations that will take you well beyond even Ben & Jerry's and HÄagen-Dazs. You can cool down with a refreshing Grapefruit Sorbet or Fresh Peach & Marcona Almond Gelato. Indulge yourself with German Chocolate Ice Cream or Triple Coconut Ice Cream. Or tantalize your taste buds with intriguing flavors such as Fresh Fig Gelato with Orange and Cinnamon, Saffron Ice Cream, and Basil Gelato.
Illustrated with beautiful color photo-graphs and featuring suggested add-ins and accompaniments for almost every recipe, Recipe of the Week: Ice Cream offers an ever-changing calendar of frozen delights. It's just what you need to keep your friends and family screaming for more, week after week.
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