The SAVEUR Bookshelf: Ice Cream Cookbooks

By Laura Sant

Published on June 20, 2012

When asked to name my favorite sweet, the answer is always ice cream. I'm one of those people who wouldn't turn down a scoop even in the middle of winter, but come summer ice cream (and all its frozen brethren: sorbets, granitas, sherbets, ices) becomes a regular indulgence. I love standing in line at an ice cream shop deliberating over which flavor to choose — the weird ones always tempt me the most — but there's something even more satisfying about making a batch in my own kitchen, where the flavors can be as strange or as simple as I choose. (Just try to top homemade peach ice cream in the summer; it can't be done.) And if you bring a pint or two to a barbecue or a party, prepare to be the most popular guest there.While I have no trouble dreaming up ice cream flavors on my own, there are plenty of chefs and DIY-ers doing really interesting things with frozen desserts these days, and I love browsing through their books for inspiration. Here's a list of some of the best ice cream and frozen dessert books out there.

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