I recently purchased a copy of David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop and I am glad I finally did. It should actually come standard with every ice cream maker sold.
I have a couple of other ice cream recipe books, but they were either full of flavors I would only try if I was at an ice cream parlor or so basic it left me feeling uninspired. The Perfect Scoop is neither of these! It also has recipes for different types of frozen treats!
There are so many amazing recipes I can’t wait to try; next on my list is the peanut butter ice cream. I love peanut butter ice cream and it doesn't really exist here in the UK. Ben and Jerry’s have just come out with a new core ice cream that has peanut butter ice cream, but it’s not enough and the jam core made me gag.
My husband requested Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream so that is the first recipe I tried. As this recipe has already been plastered all over the web on various blogs I won’t be sharing it with you today. Also if you want a taster of more recipes from his book check out his official site!
The Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream turned out pretty amazing. It’s a custard base ice cream so there is some waiting and planning time. I make my custard the night before and let it chill in the fridge over night. Then I churn it in the morning and freeze it in time for dessert that evening. But that’s just me.
As it’s a custard base, like I just mentioned, it’s very rich and one perfect scoop is plenty to satisfy any ice cream craving. We recently had perfect ice cream weather, but England never stays sunny and warm for long.
This was a bit hit with my husband who requested it and with everyone who walks through the house. The minute they step inside I bombard them with "I made ice cream you have to try it!" They really don't get a choice in the matter, but they really don't seem to mind. Especially after the first scoop.
What ice cream flavor could you not live without??