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The ultimate ice cream book : over 500 ice creams, sorbets, granitas, drinks, and more
Weinstein, Bruce, 1960-
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Morrow, 1999.
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xvii, 234 pages ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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TX795 .W45 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TX795 .W45 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TX795 .W45 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TX795 .W45 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The Ultimate Ice Cream Book contains enough recipes to fill your summer days with delicious frozen desserts -- but after acquainting yourself with this book's hundreds of tempting concoctions, you'll want to use it every day of the year. With over 500 recipes, author Bruce Weinstein has put together the most comprehensive cookbook of its kind, covering just about every conceivable flavor of ice cream, sorbet, and granita; dozens of different recipes for shakes, malts, and other cold drinks; how to make your own ice cream cones; and toppings galore.

If you ever worried that you might not get full use out of your ice-cream maker, cast your doubts aside. Ice cream recipes feature such unusual flavors as lavender, chestnut, rhubarb, and Earl Grey tea. Even Weinstein's vanilla ice cream is anything but plain, with variations like Vanilla Crunch, Vanilla Rose, and Vanilla Cracker Jack. There is also a plethora of light, refreshing recipes for sorbets and granitas, with flavors like Apple Chardonnay, Coconut, and Kiwi. Top everything off with the author's recipes forhomemade sauces. Whether it's a special event or a midnight snack, The Ultimate Ice Cream Book has what you need to make any occasion a little sweeter.

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Booklist Review

Summer's approach brings the start of serious homemade ice cream season. Those who want to transcend common vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry will find lots of guidance from Weinstein. His recipes include ice creams, sorbets, and granitas in myriad flavors. Whether it's an exotic ice cream such as ginger or an all-American maple syrup ice cream, Weinstein's rainbow of flavors is sure to attract with something new and refreshing. For the Asian palate, there's an ice cream made with Chinese sweet red bean paste, and for the adventursome, rhubarb ice cream provides tang. Corn ice cream uses canned cream-style corn as a base, and red pepper flakes give this unusual ice cream an offbeat southwestern touch. For the more traditional minded, Weinstein offers dozens of variations on chocolate. Fruit sorbets and granitas provide ways to use up excess summer fruit crops. A postscript on sodas and shakes covers the balance of the soda fountain's repertoire. --Mark Knoblauch

Publisher's Weekly Review

Weinstein is a man who takes his treats seriously. Although his instructions are sometimes too sober for the subject matter and require some commitment, the ice creams, sorbets, sweet and savory granitas, toppings and drinks are served up with flair. There are roughly 70 recipes for ice cream, each with a number of variations, and several dozen more for sorbets. On the conservative end are four recipes for plain old vanilla and three for chocolate. For the sophisticate, there are ice creams flavored with thyme, lavender and Earl Grey tea, as well as tempting varieties using less common fruits such as fig, passion fruit, mango and rhubarb. Mix-in ideas abound with such concoctions as Ginger Ice Cream with bits of candied chestnuts, Classic Mint Chip with mini chocolate chips or Cashew Ice Cream topped with Trail Mix made by adding coconut, sunflower seeds and raisins. Weinstein even offers main course ideas: How about floating a scoop of avocado in a gazpacho soup or freeing borscht into a granita? To top things off, he provides recipes for hot fudge and other toppings, as well as for black cows and sodas that will turn any kitchen into a soda fountain. July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Here are recipes for just about every ice cream imaginable, from four different versions of plain old vanilla to Avocado Ice Cream (it's really more of a chilled guacamole served as a garnish for gazpacho). Weinstein includes dozens of basic recipes for ice creams, sorbets, and granitas, with innumerable variations, along with sodas and shakes, hot fudge and other toppings, and even homemade ice cream cones. Recommended for most collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



The Ultimate Ice Cream Book Over 500 Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, Drinks, And More Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream Makes About 1 Quart Scalded cream and bittersweet chocolate make up the classic French mixture called ganache. Usually used for making truffles, ganache is the prefect base for extra-rich chocolate ice cream. Use the best quality chocolate you can find: the better the chocolate, the better the ice cream. Ingredients 1/2 cup sugar 2 large egg yolks 1 cup milk 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions In a small mixing bowl, beat the sugar into the egg yolks until thickened and pale yellow. Set aside. Bring the milk to a simmer in a heavy medium saucepan. Whisk in the cocoa and bring the milk back to a simmer. Simmer 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Slowly beat the hot milk and cocoa into the eggs and sugar. Pour the entire mixture back into the pan and place over low heat. Stir constantly with a whisk or wooden spoon until the custard thickens slightly. Be careful not to let the mixture boil or the eggs will scramble. Remove from the heat and pour the hot chocolate custard through a strainer into a large, clean bowl. Set aside while you prepare the ganache. Bring the cream to a simmer in a small saucepan. Immediately remove from the heat and pour the cream over the chopped chocolate in a bowl. Stir until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Combine the chocolate mixtures, then stir in the vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until cold or overnight. Stir the chilled custard, then freeze in 1 or 2 batches in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's instructions. When finished, the ice cream will be soft but ready to eat. For firmer ice cream, transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze at least 2 hours. Variations Chocolate Cabernet Crunch Ice Cream Bring 2 cups red wine (cabernet sauvignon) to a boil in a small, heavy saucepan. Boil until the wine is reduced to about 1/2 cup and is thick and slightly syrupy, about 10 minutes. Let this syrup cool, then stir into the custard before freezing. Proceed with the recipe as directed, adding 1/2 cup crumbled biscotti to the machine when the ice cream is semifrozen. Allow the machine to mix in the biscotti. Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream Stir 2 tablespoons water into 1/2 cup raspberry jam to loosen it up. Swirl the jam into the finished ice cream. Take care not to overswirl or the jam will "melt" into the ice cream. Streaks of jam should be visible. Serve immediately or freeze until firm. Kentucky Chocolate Ice Cream Add 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract and 1/4 cup bourbon before freezing. Proceed with the recipe as directed. Orangette Ice Cream Add 1 teaspoon orange extract along with the vanilla. Proceed with the recipe as directed. Swirl 1/2 cup chocolate syrup or chocolate sauce into the finished ice cream. Take care not to overswirl, or the chocolate will "melt" into the ice cream. Streaks of chocolate should be visible. Serve immediately or freeze until firm. Peach Melba Shake Makes Two 12-Ounce Drinks Ingredients 1 large peach, pitted 1 1/2 cups ice cubes 1 cup raspberries 1/2 cup peach nectar 2 scoops vanilla ice cream 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup Instructions Cut the peach into small pieces and place in a blender along with the remaining ingredients. Blend until the mixture is smooth, about 30 seconds. If necessary, pulse the blender on and off until the mixture blends easily. Variation Spicy Peach Blast (Cocktail or Shake) Add 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, and 1/8 teaspoon ground mace to either peach drink before blending. The Ultimate Ice Cream Book Over 500 Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, Drinks, And More . Copyright © by Bruce Weinstein. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold. Excerpted from The Ultimate Ice Cream Book: Over 500 Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, Drinks, and More by Bruce Weinstein All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
Ice Cream Conesp. 1
Ice Creamsp. 7
Sorbets and Granitas--Sweet and Savoryp. 139
Ice Cream Toppingsp. 185
Ice Cream Drinks--Sodas, Shakes, and Maltsp. 205
Indexp. 225