17 Best Books About Ice Cream Update 05/2022

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Is there any better way to enjoy the dog days of summer than with some ice cream? Books that taste like ice cream can help you cool down.

Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook

by Tyler Malek and JJ Goode

Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook

Salt & Straw is the brainchild of two cousins, Tyler and Kim Malek, who had a great idea but no recipes. They asked their friends for help: chefs, chocolatiers, brewers, and food experts of all kinds. They came up with a simple base that only takes five minutes to make, and an ice cream company that sees new flavors and ideas all over the place.

Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream

by Dana Cree

In Hello, Hello, there are more than 100 recipes for ice cream flavors and new mix-ins from a pastry chef who has been nominated for a James Beard Award. In My Name Is Ice Cream, you learn how to make great ice cream, but also how to understand ice cream like a pro.

Sweet Spot

by Amy Ettinger

For Amy Ettinger, ice cream is more than just a tasty treat. It’s also a time and a place that she remembers. To be the youngest child and the only girl, ice cream meant unstructured summers, freedom from the rules of her class and a way to get away from her chaotic, demanding family. Now that she’s an adult and a journalist, her love of ice cream has led her on a fascinating journey to learn more about how ice cream has changed and stayed popular. She learned about the surprising history of America’s early love of ice cream and went to an ice cream boot camp to learn from the best.

Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones

by Kris Hoogerhyde, Anne Walker and Dabney Gough

Bi-Rite Creamery in San Francisco is the best artisanal ice cream shop in the country, and this book shows you how to make 90 delicious homemade ice creams. You can make Bi-famous Rite’s cakes, frostings, pie crusts, and cookies to make an infinite number of delicious frozen treats. This book is filled with step-by-step techniques and insider secrets.

Cure for the Common Breakup

by Beth Kendrick

Cure for the Common Breakup

For the first time in a long time, Summer has found a place where she can stay. But Hattie has some old debts to pay and a secret plan for her new employee. It’s hard for Summer to make a decision. She can either leave this new home and never come back, or stay with the people she loves and lose everything.

Big Gay Ice Cream

by Bryan Petroff and Douglas Quint

Most people in New York know about the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. This is one of our most popular books, and it’s full of Saucey Stories and Frozen Treats. You’ll laugh while you learn how to make ice cream from scratch.

Food52 Ice Cream and Friends

by Editors of Food52

There are 60 recipes for ice cream of all kinds in this book. You can add toppings, make riffs, and serve it.

The Homemade Vegan Pantry

by Miyoko Schinner

There is a book called The Homemade Vegan Pantry that talks about how to make vegan versions of pantry staples. It celebrates beautiful, handcrafted foods that don’t take a lot of time to make and look good. In the summer, everyone can enjoy their favorite ice cream treat thanks to vegan ice cream recipes.

The Perfect Scoop

by David Lebovitz

The Perfect Scoop

All of David Lebovitz’s homemade ice creams, sorbets, gelatos, granitas, and other desserts are included in this book. It includes classic and sophisticated flavors, as well as a lot of personality and proven technique.

The Ciao Bella Book of Gelato and Sorbetto

by F. W. Pearce and Danilo Zecchin

To try just one spoonful of Ciao Bella’s gelato or sorbet is to be taken away right away! But you don’t have to go around the world to taste the bold flavors for yourself. There are only three things you need: a few simple, fresh ingredients, an ice cream machine, and your own ideas.

Curious About Ice Cream

by Bonnie Bader

In the United States, people eat more ice cream than anyone else (on average 48 pints per person a year). It came from somewhere cool. There are a lot of people who like it. For people who want to learn more about all things ice cream, the Smithsonian has put this 8 x 8 on the menu. It was made with the help of food curators at the museum.


by Fany Gerson

Recipes for frozen treats like paletas (ice pops made of fruit, nuts, flowers, and spices), raspados (shaved ice), aguas frescas (fresh fruit drinks), and more are in this sweet little book by famous pastry chef Fany Gerson. Paletas is a warm and inviting guide that will help you beat the heat.

N’ice Cream

by Virpi Mikkonen and Tuulia Talvio

N’ice Cream

Saveur Award-winning Finnish author Virpi Mikkonen and Tuulia Talvio have written a beautiful book of vegan ice cream recipes that are both easy and healthy.

River Cafe London

by Ruth Rogers, Sian Wyn Owen, Joseph Trivelli and Rose Gray

At the River Cafe in London, Ruth Rogers and her co-founder, Rose Gray, helped to change the way we eat, train new chefs, and change how we cook Italian food at home.

Mexican Ice Cream

by Fany Gerson

Fany Gerson, the baker and sweets maker behind Brooklyn’s La Newyorkina and Dough, has made a new ice cream that shows off the many different flavors of Mexican ice cream while also looking into the cultural aspects of making and eating ice cream in Mexico.

The Ice Cream King 

by Steve Metzger

Teddy and his mom go to a new ice cream shop. This is what they do. Daddy can have anything he wants. Teddy becomes the ice cream king, and he rules over an ice cream land, making him the king of the world. But he’s alone.

Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise 

by H.A. Rey

It’s a very hot summer. It’s not there when George looks for it.

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