To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness.
I really enjoy ice cream. But without having an ice cream machine and still wanting to make a decent amount of ice cream on my own, I had been searching around for a bit of a while to find recipes that did not require a machine or to hand churn (whether that be in one of those ice cream balls or in a can). These recipes were exactly what I was looking for. I am very satisfied. A few of them are a bit work intensive, but those are generally the more exotic flavors or those that the extra work could be skipped with substitutions, but brings in more flavor. This book gives a variety of recipes from sorbets to gelatos. A lot of additional ideas are supplied to create variations in the basic recipes. The author really encourages trying new things. Some may not be excited about a few of the recipes (first time I've seen a recipe for tomato-cucumber sorbet), but the variety is large so I don't think anyone who buys this book would be disappointed. There are many recipes I cannot wait to try. Note for those that enjoy almond: With the almond gelato, the effort of essentially making your own almond milk as the recipe will give you instructions for is worthwhile. Store bought almond milk will hardly match what can be made in that almond gelato recipe.
The only negative I can mainly offer is that the ice cream and especially the gelato melts pretty quickly. It gets harder, the longer it sits in the freezer so after a few days, you can't really let it sit and thaw for long as the outside will already be turning to soup before you can even scoop the rest of it, but maybe I just need to get a bit better at making it.
Who knew that making homemade ice cream could be so easy and so much fun. We love this book and have used it to make lots of ice cream. All of the recipes are easy and come together very quickly. Love it.
This amazing, it really works. You get the most amazing and really great tasting ice cream. You really don't need to use an ice cream maker. I've made several recipes out of this book. And each one is better than the last.
Wonderful, easy recipes for home made ice cream. Quality ingredients do make all the difference - take the time to find vanilla beans or vanilla paste, use organic ingredients if possible. The first batch was a chocolate-chocolate chip that was described as "too" good by my family. The second batch was the strawberry rhubarb which was the perfect desert on the Fourth of July. The last batch we made was a variation on the caramel ice cream - we used dulce de leche which we included in the base and then swirled along with toffee chips into the container before sticking in the refrigerator. I think it was the best dulce de leche ice cream we have ever had. Would highly recommend this book and the recipes for those who have always wondered what it would be like to try their hand at improving on what one finds in the stores. Mmmmm, maybe chocolate, orange, ginger would be good?
i make home made ice cream with the Quisinart maker and it is churned, wonderful. The recipes in this book are very good and help to make a very good "unchurned", hand made product. Very happy with recipes.
Oh so yummy and easy!! I just finished my last batch of coffee ice cream and it tasted like the best quality 'store bought' ever. Throw away all those ice cream contraptions!! I do mine in a metal brownie pan....easy to fit in freezer and easy to scoop out!!