Top 10 Ice Cream Books (2022) Chick Lit & Recipe Books
If you are in love for ice creams the best ice cream books will be for your taste!
Who doesn't love ice cream? It's one of the most popular treats in the world, enjoyed by people of all ages and cultures. There are all sorts of flavors and variations to enjoy, from classic vanilla to exotic lychee. And then there are the toppings – everything from sprinkles and chocolate chips to whipped cream and nuts.
One of the best things about ice cream is that it's so easy to make at home – all you need is a blender or food processor, some basic ingredients, and a little bit of time.
But did you know that ice cream inspired also great novels over time? We also collected some of the most popular ice cream books in our list.
What Is The Brief History of Ice Cream?
Since the 5th century BC, when the Chinese are said to have created a dish made from ice and flavored syrups, people around the world have been enjoying iced desserts.
The modern version of ice cream is said to have been created in 1718 by an Italian named Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli, who combined eggs, cream, and sugar and froze it using ice from a nearby river.
In America, ice cream was popularized in the 1800s by immigrants who brought their recipes with them. Today, there are thousands of flavors of ice cream and myriad ways to enjoy it.
What Are The Best Ice Cream Books (Fictions)?
We searched for books that have “ice cream” in the title, on the cover or have any relations with our beloved dessert.
Ice Cream for Refugees, by Daniele J. Grassi (2021)
Set in Austria, this small town rural fiction is full of mystery and suspense.
Mayor Franz Bauer awoke one morning thinking it would be just like any other day, but as soon as he receives the job of “People’s Freedom Party” building a refugee center, he encountered a tremendous uproar. All the people in town suddenly gone mad. Everyone had been set on a perplexing course, and nobody cared whether they were successful or not.
Cracking wise, the characters engage in a comedic, spartan setting that makes for lively entertainment.
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street, by Susan Jane Gilman (2014)
This jewish historical novel is poignant and well written.
In 1913, Malka Treynovsky fled Russia with her family. Captivated by tales of wealth and film stardom, she convinced them to buy a ticket to America. Yet barely had they disembarked on the squalid Lower East Side of Manhattan, when Malka was bedridden and abandoned there.
Taken up as a protégée by one of Italian ices peddlers, she struggles to reside due to her cunning and ingenuity. As she learns the tricks of the trade from him, she starts reshaping her own life. She falls for a stunning naive guy named Albert, and they start traversing across America in an ice cream truck. Slowly, she transforms into an ice cream cone called Lillian Dunkle, “The Ice Cream Queen.”
Love & Gelato, by Jenna Evans Welch (2016)
In this sweeping debut novel, a summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany. For Lina, there's no better way to explore the region's culinary traditions than by hitting the open road, but at the very beginning she isn't really in the mood to discover the beauty of Italy.
One day, Lina finds a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. After reading her moms lines she feels an urge to uncover the magical world of secret romances, art, and adventure. It turns out that her mom was a lot like her – adventurous and creative.
Lina and Ren start their trip to find out everything about Lina's mother and her past secrets.
Ice Cream Murder, by Leighann Dobbs (2014)
If you are into a great cozy mystery this would be the perfect ice creamish choice.
When millionaire Regis Banks dies at his party, the crowd assumes that it was due to natural causes because he would be celebrating his 100th birthday.
Nans does not let the trail grow cold as long as the investigation into a protracted death in which Regis was possibly involved continues, even after a journalist turns in a magazine article exaggerating those problems. Regardless of the amount of time that they spend tracking down suspects, Nans and Lexy never run out of suspects.
What Are The Best Ice Cream Recipe Books?
Rose's Ice Cream Bliss, by Rose Levy Beranbaum (2020)
If you're an ice cream lover, then you'll definitely want to check out Rose Levy Beranbaum's new ice cream recipe book. With Rose's easy-to-follow, meticulously tested, and innovative recipes, perfect ice creams and other frozen treats are simple to churn up anytime.
The book contains over 20 different flavors for classic and creative ice creams, sorbets, gelatos, sherbets, and more. It also includes tips on equipment and ingredients, as well as advice on how to make your frozen treats even better. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced cook, Rose's Ice Cream Bliss is sure to give you lots of ideas for delicious frozen treats.
The Perfect Scoop, by David Lebovitz (2018)
If I want to praise one classic ice cream recipe books, The Perfect Scoop would be the one.
Ice cream can be made with a variety of ingredients, including cream, milk, sugar, eggs, and flavorings. There are also many different ways to make ice cream.
There are countless recipes for making ice cream. You can find recipes in this ice cream book for classic flavors like vanilla and chocolate or try something more adventurous like berry cobbler or pistachio. No matter what your taste buds crave, there is an ice cream recipe to satisfy them.
Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook, by Tyler Malek & JJ Goode (2019)
The Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook is a compilation of recipes and ideas from the minds behind the wildly popular ice cream shop, Salt & Straw. This innovative cookbook uses a simple five minutes base receipt, than the rest (flavors) comes after that.
The cookbook offers recipes for the restaurant's top 25 flavors, as well as variations on those flavors and tips on how to make your own ice cream at home. The book not only contains recipes for classic and inventive flavors, but also offers insight into the creative process that goes into making each flavor unique.
Ingredients are listed alongside headnotes that explain how each flavor was developed, what inspired it, and sometimes even how to make it at home. This level of detail is what makes the Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook so special, it's not just a collection of recipes, it's a guide to creating your own ice cream flavors.
Incredible Vegan Ice Cream, by Deena Jalal (2019)
Made with an additional, extra creamy coconut milk base, this vegan ice cream recipe books is completely free from additives and preservatives. Thanks to ingredients such as seasonal vegetables and fruits, real vanilla bean, freshly ground spices, and homemade chocolate sauce, you can enjoy each delicious flavors naturally.
In spite of this super healthy profile, every recipe gives an irresistible flavor and irresistibly smooth, thick texture. From Pumpkin Caramel to Cold Brew, your ice cream maker will be busy all summer long.
Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book, by Ben Cohen, Jerry Greenfield & Nancy Stevens (1987)
Did you know that the almighty Ben & Jerry's has an ice cream recipe book? With very little expertise, ingredients, and the simplest of ice-cream makers, you can make the enticing desserts that have made Ben & Jerry's an American legend.
Ben & Jerry's eleven greatest hits contain cookies, candy, and ice creams made with fresh fruit and stylishly planned with chocolate. There are 90+ recipes in this fascinating ice cream recipe book. Each one is coated with Lyn Severance's vibrant, quirky, full-color illustrations.
What Are Some Easy To Use Ice Cream Makers?
This nostalgia ice cream machine has a 4-quart capacity, which is great for party time or snack time. It can make 4-quarts of delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt, or gelato, enough to feed everyone.
The Nostalgia Ice Cream Starter Kit comes with a reusable ice cream bucket, ice cream mix, and an ice cream scoop. The bucket has a built-in freezing gel pack that chills the mix while you're mixing it. This kit is perfect for making delicious homemade ice cream with your family and friends.
The canister is easy to clean with just a few simple steps. All you need is a dishwasher-safe rag and some hot soapy water. First, make sure the canister is unplugged and empty of any ice cream or yogurt. Next, wet your rag with hot soapy water and wipe down the entire exterior of the canister. Finally, rinse off your rag and wipe down the interior of the canister until it is clean.
The electric motor is what powers the Nostalgia ice cream maker. It does all the churning for you, so there's no need for intensive stirring or manual effort. The motor locks into place, keeping all parts secure.
This brushed stainless steel fully automatic heavy-duty motor makes frozen desserts or drinks in as little as 20 minutes. It is perfect for parties, events, or everyday use. With superior functionality and a sleek design, this motor is sure to impress.
This blender comes with a large spout that makes adding ingredients easy, especially if you have mix-ins like a retractable cord storage to keep your countertops clutter free.
The Cuisinart ICE30BC Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker is a great addition to any kitchen. It comes with a replacement lid, a double insulated freezer bowl that holds up to 2 quarts of frozen dessert, paddle, instructions and a recipe book. The double insulated freezer bowl helps keep frozen desserts cold for longer periods of time. The paddle helps mix frozen desserts evenly.
Final Thoughts on the Best Ice Cream Books
In conclusion, there are many great books about ice cream, no matter if we are speaking about how to make the perfect summer ice cream, or fiction books that are ice cream themed.
Whether you are looking for a cookbook to help you make your own ice cream, or a summer romance about someone's lifetime love affair with the treat, there is something for everyone in our list. So why not grab a few of these books and enjoy a delicious summer reading experience?
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