I found this book at my local library and fell totally in love with it so ordered it from Amazon.
To be totally honest I'm a bit of a (non-fiction/how to) book fan and have bought a fair amount of books lately, but this one is by far the best book I have bought.
I've only had it and our ice cream machine for a few weeks but the recipes are so fun, easy and addictive I've already made, Lemon and Orange Sorbet, Rum & Rasin Ice Cream (so far my favorite), Creme Fraiche and Honey Ice, Simple Strawberry Ice Cream (but with raspberries and Crem de Cassis), Coconut Ice (with coconut milk) plus a few others. Every recipe I have tried so far has turned out to be a great success (which I sadly can't say for the recipes that came with the machine itself). The only thing negative about this book is the effect it is having on my waistline (but oh well life is short we may as well enjoy it!)
This book has everything a great cookbook should have:
* Many beautiful, useful and scrumptious looking photographs.
* It is well written, clear and easy to follow
* There is a wonderful selection of recipes from your basic vanilla, fruit or chocolate recipes to ice cream torte and hot ice cream puddings.
* There is also a nice section in the beginning which explains the history of ice cream and explains a range of techniques such as making brandysnaps, ice cream cones, sugared lemon rind etc.
* The measurements for the ingredients are not only balanced well (ie not too much sugar as I have experienced with other ice cream recipes) but the are also given in various systems (ie 75g, 3oz or 6tbsp)
So in other words if your looking for an ice cream book start with this one and then you may like to buy some others (though it'll be hard finding one as great as this one).