A scoop of ice cream can be a complete dessert on its own, but putting that scoop together the right dessert pairing can take that ice cream from good to great. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts is a follow up book to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home. The ice cream book features recipes from the wildly popular Ohio-based ice cream shop that is known for their delicious ice creams made with top-quality, locally sourced ingredients, and this new book shows you just how much you can do with them by gibing you some great ideas for cool desserts.
A great ice cream dessert starts off with ice cream, and the book begins with an overview of the techniques and ingredients you need to make top quality ice cream at home. There are many ice cream recipes in this book, and even fans of Jeni’s first book will find plenty of new flavors to try, such as Double-Toasted Coconut and Cajeta Ice Cream or Extra Strength Root Beer Ice Cream. After all the ice cream recipes, you enter the Bakeshop chapter, where you’ll find all the recipes that show those ice cream flavors off. The recipes include everything from ice cream cakes that can be made and assembled in advance to desserts meant to be served hot and topped with a scoop of ice cream that will melt and turn into a sauce on your plate. If you are looking to save a little time, you can even use store bought ice creams in these recipes, but the flavor combinations suggested in the book are hard to beat.
The recipes are straightforward and easy to follow, and there are plenty of suggestions for different flavor variations on the basic recipes that will allow you to put your own twist on them easily once you’ve tried them. The recipes are accompanied by beautiful photos that will make your mouth water, so you might want to have a pint of your favorite ice cream flavor on hand to get you through the book before you have a chance to start trying the recipes for yourself.