August 3, 2011

Wednesday Want- The Perfect Scoop

I haven't featured a cook book for the Wednesday Want before but with temperatures continuing to rise around here, I have to give this amazing book a little shout out. The Perfect Scoop is tried and true and I've never heard a bad thing said about it (except maybe for it's skinny-jean consequences!) A nice ice cream maker (like my Cuisinart) is surprisingly affordable and compact. I scored mine of Craigslist but they are all over Amazon, garage sales, and even thrift stores.

David Lebovitz also explains some techniques for making ice cream without an ice cream maker. See some ice cream inspiration here and pick up a copy of The Perfect Scoop already- once you start making ice cream, I think you'll be surprised how fun and delicious it can be. If you're intimidated, I'd recommend starting with a sorbet (Pineapple is my favorite and strawberry of course!) With the heat and amazing summer produce, there's no time to start like now (well, as soon as I clear a spot in the freezer for the bowl again- am I the only one with that problem?)

PS See some more great ice cream from these lovely ladies, but consider yourself warned- it's going to make you hungry!
Di (with homemade Magic Shell- I can't wait to try this!)


  1. So I have 4 egg yolks in my fridge leftover from the yummy meringues. I have a Cuisinart ice cream freezer that I have hardly used. What suggestion do you have for a yummy successful ice cream experience? I will order the Perfect Scoop today. Thanks!
    I looked at Tracey's blog and got overwhelmed--they all look yummy.

  2. Thanks for the shout-out, Anne! =) I admit, I went a little crazy with the ice cream posts in the past few weeks. The Perfect Scoop is an awesome book. I still love it, even though I've been spending all my time lately with my new book (Jeni's).

  3. Looks like a wonderful book, the cover is enough to convince me!

  4. Love, love, love this book. And the pineapple sorbet is so good that I actually stockpile canned pineapple just for making it.

  5. You definitely can't go wrong with this book Anne! I have loved just about every recipe I've ever made from it (including the pineapple sorbet!). I haven't been brave enough to try some of the unusual ones yet, but one of these days. Thanks for the shout-out!