The perfect ice cream

Vietnamese coffee ice cream

Ice cream season has barely started so once more I would like to remind you about the lovely book “The perfect scoop” by David Lebowitz. If you don’t have it, make sure to get it as soon as possible as it’s the best ice cream book ever and the recipes are gorgeous! Swedish readers can order it from here (however the book is in English). I’ve tried a lot of the recipes and so far I havn’t been dissapointed. Here are some pictures of a few things that I’ve tried from the book.

And when speaking of ice cream, does anyone of you own a Gaggia compressor ice cream maker? I’ve had my eyes on it for a while now, but I can’t really make up my mind. It’s big and needs a permanent location in your kitchen as it can’t be moved for 12 h before making ice cream. But still I would love to make ice cream whenever I want, not having to wait for the freezable part of my current (very old) ice cream maker.

Banana and blueberry sorbet

Nectarine sorbet

Strawberry sour-cream ice cream, my favourite one!

12 Responses to “The perfect ice cream”

  1. Liska
    June 23rd, 2008 12:09

    Zgadzam się – to najlepsza lodowa książka. Szkoda, że nie umieścił w niej przepisu na solone lody karmelowe – jak dla mnie to hit dekady.
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie:)

  2. Lisa
    June 23rd, 2008 12:22

    I can’t speak to the brand at which you’re looking because my compressor ice cream maker is a Cuisinart. However, I LOVE having it. Once or twice, I’ve gone from impulse to ice cream in 2 hours.

    I put mine on a placemat and it lives in a corner. When I want to use it, the mat makes it much easier to slide out to a usable position.

    Something that I haven’t done, but have read of: you can also use them to make frozen cocktails like margaritas or daiquiris (or non-alcoholic drinks for the minors).

  3. foodycat
    June 23rd, 2008 15:02

    I’ve been looking at the Cuisinart – but if someone were to offer me the Gaggia I wouldn’t say no! I can’t decide whether the coffee or the strawberry sour cream icecream looks better. They both looks delicious!

  4. Mike
    June 23rd, 2008 15:08

    I also am a big fan of David’s book although I’d be hard pressed to choose a favorite at this point. This is probably why my freezer is currently over stuffed with ice creams, lol.

  5. Big Boys Oven
    June 23rd, 2008 18:50

    this is awesome chill dessert . . . you really know how to tickle me . . .into think about making some . . . wow! me . . well I luv it! did try cream cheese ice cream! . . no joke they are lovely too! :)

  6. Debs
    June 23rd, 2008 22:52

    That strawberry ice cream looks lovely! I’m intrigued by the idea of sour cream ice cream and would like to try it.

    Food Is Love

  7. Courtney
    June 24th, 2008 04:27

    OMG. I love that bkueberry sorbet with bananna. It all so lloks so good. I have never heard of that ice cream maker.Now off to look it up and add to my ‘LIST’.

  8. Pille
    June 24th, 2008 08:31

    I LOVE that Vietnamese coffee ice cream – have made it on countless occasions!
    Cannot help you with the ice cream maker – I’ve got a KitchenAid attachment, that resides in the freezer most of the time..

  9. Veggie Mom
    June 25th, 2008 03:17

    Yummmm…sounds like some of that ice cream would go well with Pop’rs. We’re having a giveaway, so please check us out at http://poprs.blogspot.com/2008/06/giveaway-tuesday.html

  10. Jeena
    June 25th, 2008 16:01

    They all look so good I do not know which I would dip my spoon into first! :-D

  11. Dagmar
    June 25th, 2008 22:57

    Liska: Myszle ze to moze ten przepis? http://www.davidlebovitz.com/archives/2007/04/salted_butter_c.html
    Nigdny nie jadlam cos podobnego ale teraz sie zachecilam :-)

    Lisa: Thanks for your input. I’ve read about the cuisianrt one but the Gaggia is cheaper, but maybe I should reconsider.

    Foodycat: They are both delicious! :-)

    Mike: Lol. You should get another freezer :-)

    Big Boys Oven: I’ve only had cream cheese ice cream once and I didn’t like it but I guess I should give it a new try.

    Debs: The combination is priceless, you should try it!

    Courtney: haha, my list is just getting longer and longer :-)

    Pille: The coffee ice cream is so good and so easy to make.

    Veggie Mom: I have no idea what Pops are, but I’ll take a look!

    Jeena: They ARE very good :-)

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