Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

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

This is the perfect cookbook for all of those hot summer days to come!  Come back on May 25th and register to win this book and an ice cream scoop!  Seriously, this book is great.  It has beautiful photographs of almost every recipe.  Not only is it full of ice cream recipes, but it also has gelato and frozen yogurt recipes along with sauce recipes to top off the perfect summer treat.  I am having a difficult time choosing a recipe to share because they all look good!

Ok, I am going with lemon ice cream since I love all things lemon!

Super Lemon Ice Cream
Makes about 1 quart
2 lemons, preferably unsprayed
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice, about 3 lemons
2 cups half and half
pinch of salt
Zest the lemons directly into a food processor or blender.  Add the sugar and blend until the lemon zest is very fine.  Add the lemon juice and blend until the sugar is completely dissolved.  Blend in the half and half and salt until smooth.  Chill fo a hour, then freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Other recipes in this book that look great are:  Fresh Fig Ice Cream, Pear Caramel Ice Cream, Peach Ice Cream, Blueberry Frozen Yogurt, Cheesecake Ice Cream, Rum Raisin Ice Cream.  That is just a small sampling of the recipes in this book! 

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