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The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments

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  • Posted May 3, 2011

    Delicious recipes!

    This book was recommended to me by several friends when I got an ice cream maker, and I've been very happy with it. The basic instructions for different kinds of delicacies are very helpful, and the recipes themselves are great. My favorite recipe is the Fresh Fig, and I am eagerly awaiting fig season so I can make it again! I've also made the Fresh Mint and Coffee ice creams several times each. I appreciate the variety of recipes for ice creams and sorbets, as well as for all the add-ons, vessels, and toppings. I highly recommend it!

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  • Posted March 11, 2010

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    A temptation for beginner and gourmand

    Last summer my family decided to start making icecream. I picked up an icecream maker at a yard sale and started with the recipes in the book. At that point, a friend bought me The Perfect Scoop. She said it was not worth making icecream without it. I had never made icecream and since we have this book we have become (in)famous for our icecream variations.

    What is wonderful about the book is that it provides clear, simple recipes for all the icecream toppings and additives. Chocolate coated peanuts? Got it. Simple chocolate sauce? In there. And my favorite - an egg free choc chip cookie dough which can be thrown into a batch of vanilla for my son's favorite.

    The information is simple enough for beginners. The custards are tricky (but surprisingly forgiving) and after a while you can innovate a bit with the information provided. We have developed our own salted caramel which is as delicious than the one we had to wait in line for at Molly Moon.

    The author has a website which includes some of his recipes but the book itself is a pleasure and inspiration with many lovely illustrations and rich commentary.

    Enjoy!

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

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    Brownie Mix-ins

    I added this book to my wish list and got it for Christmas. I just love it. I was happily surprised to find recipes for mix-ins like brownies, peanut butter, red beans, etc. at the end of the book. I can't wait to make ice cream...the first one that I will try will be the Vietnamese Coffee Ice cream recipe and use crushed dark chocolate espresso beans as the topping. The author is a great pastry chef too. I love the little stories he adds to introduce a recipe.

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

    Great book for new ice cream maker owners

    This book has many recipes other than ice cream. It also has recipes for sherbert sorbet and gritanas. Along with those ther are also recipes for candies to mix into the ice cream. He also gives recommendations on what goes well together and recipes for sauces as well. The only bad thing I can say is you MUST have self control, these are very delicious!

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