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The Icecreamists: Boutique ice creams and other guilty pleasures to make and enjoy at home Hardcover – 4 Jun 2012


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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (4 Jun 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845337069
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845337063
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 1.8 x 25.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Founder of the cutting-edge rock and roll brand The Icecreamists, O'Connor is a true pioneer of uncensored, opinionated brands that push boundaries. His résumé is as bold as his ice cream flavours and over the last 20 years includes work as a big brand communicator and creative director on some of the world's leading brands, cocktail supremo, designer, film, theatrical and political projects, books and music. There's also the small matter of him being the founding father and frontman of the most contentious and high-profile pressure group of modern times, Fathers4Justice. The story of Matt's unique journey is an inspiring insight to the commercial and political power of creative innovation.

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'This is THE place for brilliant ice creams.' Time Out Magazine

This amazing new book is a full on leap into the author s imagination and is one of the most vibrant and exciting cookery books you ll read all year. Bury Free Press

'King of ice cream, master of controversy.' Evening Standard

The book is utterly fabulous. The photos are exceptionally tantalising and inspiring. Chez Maximka Blog

The Icecreamists is crammed full of tantalising photography and titillating wordsmith-ery...This is also an incredibly entertaining book. Culinary Travels Blog

'Ditch the Ben & Jerry s, this will get a lot more than your taste buds going.' Marie Claire

'Quite literally unbelievable.' View London

'Ice Cream like it s never been done before.' The Luxury Channel

'Part of a new Global Trend called Maturalism . Raw, risqué, innovative, daring and opinionated branding.' Trendwatching.com

If Ice cream were rock'n'roll, then Matt O'Connor would be its Keith Richards. Bring on the wonka cream and the absinth lollies. Sunday Times Style

More Sid & Nancy than Ben & Jerry. Selfridges

Absolutely delicious and nutritious. David Walliams, Comdeian, Writer and Actor

'Take our word for it: Not. To. Be. Missed.' Groupon City Guide

--Selfridges

Her Maj may choose the G&T sorbet but will you have the Shoot to Kill absinthe lollies or the Smack, Crack & Pop popcorn ice cream? Great recipes beautifully shot are in The Icecreamists by Matt O'Connor-Company

If Ice cream were rock'n'roll, then Matt O'Connor would be its Keith Richards. Bring on the wonka cream and the absinth lollies.- Sunday Times Style --.

More Sid & Nancy than Ben & Jerry --Selfridges

Her Maj may choose the G&T sorbet but will you have the Shoot to Kill absinthe lollies or the Smack, Crack & Pop popcorn ice cream? Great recipes beautifully shot are in The Icecreamists by Matt O'Connor-Company

If Ice cream were rock'n'roll, then Matt O'Connor would be its Keith Richards. Bring on the wonka cream and the absinth lollies.- Sunday Times Style --.

More Sid & Nancy than Ben & Jerry --Selfridges

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Ice cream has never been cooler and with the retro revival the London Icecreamist stores are leading the way in providing a new twist on the vintage ice cream parlour Encourages adults to seize upon a childhood favourite and make it their own This is the first opportunity to learn at home from the pioneering ice cream maker, Matt O'Connor and create his spectacular desserts for lavish dinner parties of your own

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JK TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Jan 2013
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It's a case of style over content. The Icecreamists follows the trend for massively over hyped cookery books that are more about design and photography than food but; I'll back up that statement by explaining the book itself has approx. 162 large pages of which just 71 (approx.) contain recipes. The recipes and methods are so minimal you could fit at least two onto a page. The rest of the book is little more than photography and self promotion though, as I've already said, that's typical of modern cookery books and The Icecreamists is merely following the trend.

Icecreamists is divided into several different sections:-

Ice Cream:
Twisted Classics
Rogues and Eccentrics
Guilty Pleasures
Spiked Creams

Sorbetto:
Classics
Laced

Ice Cream Cocktails:
Vice Cream

Ice Quakes, Sundaes & Desserts
Icequakes
Killer Creams
Dessert Storms

Ice Lollies:
Vice lollies

Extras

So; what's boutique ice cream? Here's a sample of the recipes to give you an idea:

Gingiana Jones - Asian spiced ginger.
Scarlett Fever - Strawberry and Balsamic Vinegar.
Jesus Christ Scooperstar - Fior Di Latte.
The Lady Chiller - Rose Petal.
Black Ice - Liquorice.
Born and Bred - Brown Bread and Irish Stout.
Baby GooGoo (breast milk).

I enjoy the book, don't get me wrong, it's great to look at and an interesting concept but I'll never use it and my traditional ice cream and sorbet recipes leave these standing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 14 Oct 2012
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This is AMAZING!
I love the shop in Covent Garden, so when I saw there was a book, I had to buy it (thanks to having some Amazon vouchers!) - and then an icecream maker to go with it!!!
I've tried the gin and tonic sorbetto - really easy and delicious (I don't even like gin!). I'm looking forward to trying lots more of the receipes and experimenting with some concoctions of my own.
If you like icecream, this is a MUST, icecream will never be the same again!
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46 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 24 Jun 2012
Format: Hardcover
I'll start with some basics so you can accurately judge my review:

I own an ice cream maker (just the standard 'freezeable tub with a motor' type)
I've made countless batches of very varied ice creams (estimating 200+ batches based on a fortnightly concoting basis over the last 8 years)
I'm an instinctive cook, and can bake, create recipes and rarely mess things up.

I received this book from a very good friend who knows me well and is also responsible for me owning the aforementioned ice cream maker, so I feel sad that I start my review by assigning the damning 2 star score to such a thoughtful present.

I must also caveat this review by saying that I had very little prior knowledge of The Icecreamist before receiving this, and only caught a cursory glimpse of the 'Baby GaGa' article in the Metro, so feel I am pretty unbiased.

Positives:
Lots of background on the author - we can trust him as he has a long standing love and career in the ice-cream industry.
There are plenty of photographs throughout
There's a lot of recipes for ice-creams, (the much forgotten) sorbets, cocktails and other things to do with your ice cream.
There's a pragmatic hints and tips section
There's an equipment list (that shows clearly that you don't need every gadget under the sun to make something lucious).

So, as I take my cookery books seriously, I firstly read the headlines of all the recipes: concoction name and main ingredients. Secondly, I went back to a couple of stand-out recipes that appealed to me. Thirdly, I sourced my ingredients.

At this stage, what has struck me about the recipes is: They are nearly all based on the same simple custard premise.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Bello VINE VOICE on 19 Nov 2012
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IceCreamists by Matt O'Connor

An innovative and enjoyable read and adult collection of fabulous anything to do with ice cream, chilled cocktails, lollies, desserts etc. recipe book.

The way the book is written is very entertaining and - each dish is accompanied by mouth-watering photography.

Despite the many fabulous and imaginative combinations which definitely push the envelope - e.g. my favourite - The Ladychiller -( which is rose petal ice cream) and as for From Rocher With Love (praline and chocolate ice cream) - never mind the cocktail combinations- the recipes are straightforward and achievable.

An ice cream fantasy for those afflicted with `IceCreamism' with some practical advice thrown in.

Great gift book but after reading some other reviews not sure about the recipes, but what fun to investigate!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Beanie Luck TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Nov 2012
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Wow

This book is like an orgasm for the eyes.

The pictures are incredible, it is extremely well presented, the recipes are easy to follow and none of them are too complicated or contain bizarre ingredients that no normal person could ever find.

You obviously will have to have an ice cream maker to be able to fully make use of this book and i recommend this one:

Andrew James Ice Cream, Sorbet and Frozen Yoghurt Maker Machine 1.45 Litre + 128 Page Recipe Book - As voted "Best Buy" Ice Cream Maker By Which Magazine

Would make a fantastic christmas present the 2 together.

Highly recommended.
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