I’m sure it comes as no surprise to those who know me that I’m writing a blog post about ice cream. After all, ice cream has been my favorite food since I was old enough to try something besides baby formula. It’s my go-to food in all circumstances, and I feel ice cream is the answer to most of life’s quandaries. Nothing for dinner? Ice cream. Feeling depressed about your diet? Ice cream now, diet later. Too hot? Ice cream. Too cold? Ice cream (Winter seems a lot warmer after you’ve downed a tub of Rocky Road.).
Now, I’m not just here to wax poetic on my love affair with this frosty-sweet treat. I swear there’s a tie-in here: It’s summer, the season Mother Nature created for ice cream. Now’s the perfect time to grab a cone and an ice-cream-themed eBook.
In my ongoing exploration of this frozen art form, I’ve begun dabbling in making my own ice cream. Recently, I bought myself a shiny new ice-cream maker then got busy at my public library checking out ice-cream cookbooks. Here are a few of my favorites:
“Scoop: 150 Specialty Ice Creams from the Nation’s Best Creameries” by Ellen Brown
“Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book” by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield
“The Best Ice Cream Maker Cookbook Ever” by John Boswell
“The Ice Cream Deck” by Charity Ferreira
Also, not currently available in eBook format but also lovely is:
“Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home” by Jeni Britton Bauer, who deserves a round of applause: Her flagship shop in Columbus, Ohio, recently earned a place among Food & Wine’s 25 Best Ice Cream Spots in the U.S. Way to go, Jeni!
Marla Levine is a Content Sales Specialist at OverDrive.
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