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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks (23 Nov 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688161499
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688161491
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.6 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Enjoy some ice cream tonight!
PEANUT BUTTER ICE CREAM

3/4 cup sugar

3 large eggs

1 cup milk

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, beat the sugar into the eggs utnil thickened and pale yellow. Set aside.

Bring the milk to a simmer in a heavy medium saucepan. Slowly beat the hot milk into the eggs and sugar. Pour the entire mixture back into the pan and place over a low heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the custard thickens slightly. Be careful not to let the mixture boil or the eggs will scramble. Remove from the heat and beat in the peanut butter. Pour the hot custard through a strainer into a large, clean bowl. Allow the peanut butter to cool slightly. Stir in the cream and vanilla extract. Cover and refrigerate until cold or overnight.

Stir the chilled custard well, then freeze in 1 or 2 batches in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's instructions. When finished, the ice cream will be soft but ready to eat. For firmer ice cream, transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze at least 2 hours.

For variations, add any of the following; 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1 cup crumbled peanut butter cup candies, 1 cup crumbled oatmeal cookies, or 3/4 cup chopped salted peanuts. Allow your machine to mix in the additional ingredient when the ice cream is nearly done.

About the Author

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough are the award-winning authors of nineteen cookbooks. They are contributing editors to Eating Well and columnists for weightwatchers.com, and they contribute regularly to Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, the Washington Post, and other publications. When they're not teaching cooking on Holland America cruise ships, they live in rural Litchfield County, Connecticut, with a fairly sane collie named Dreydl.

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87 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Abdulla M. Al Qasim on 26 April 2009
Format: Paperback
I bought this book with Benny & Jerry's book because it was recommended as a combined purchase and I had read the reviews of the few customers who purchased it. I was a bit sceptic about buying it because it was reviewed by less people and had a lower rating than B&J's, but I bought it anyway. To my surprise, this book made B&J's book, that so many people were raving about, look like a bit shabby! It's just bursting at the seams with recipes... if it's ice creams, sorbets, cones or even sauces then it's in this book.

The many recipes in this book made my head spin when thinking which one to begin with!! There are so many favourites as well as tempting new and exciting flavours! It's always on my coffee table and I don't think my ice cream maker has ever seen so much action thanks to this book!

I tried the cheese cake ice cream, cherry cheese cake variation, vanilla, saffron ice cream, and chocolate ice cream all were custard based and the results were always seriously rich and creamy ice cream. Absolutely beautiful! There are also lower fat alternatives and even yoghurt based ice creams!! Plus the kids have a blast when they are envolved in the process!

Also, when reading the recipes, reading the variation at the end of each recipe is a good trigger to the creative process and will push you to experiment and try new flavours and additions to each flavour.

One thing to note though, after trying one of the recipes, I've always had to slash the amount of sugar used in all the recipies cause they were too sweet... even though I have a monster of a sweet tooth!!
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By C. Angel on 28 July 2007
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This is a great book. Many recipes are given in the more traditional Italian "gelato" technique (made with a cooked egg custard) and in an egg-free version. Almost all recipes have several suggested variations, so there's no excuse not to ring the changes. Unfortunately, Weinstein doesn't spent much ink explaining the theory and techniques of icecream making, nor are there any inspirational pictures inside the book. This would make a great guide for anyone who's understood how their icecream machine works and needs a wide selection of recipes to call on.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By T. Daly on 17 Jun 2007
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I love this book, its got some amazing recipes. My only issue is that some of the recipes like the hazelnut, are more like semi-sorbet consistency rather than a more Italian style i.e. smooth and creamy. Some of them are are divine and even though a lot of the ingredients are American, if you live in London, there are shops to find the ingredients or web searches reveal suitable alternatives so as yet Ive not been unable to make a recipe. Best one has to be the cheesecake recipe with lemon curd and poppy seeds. Id say only put a 1/4 cup of curd in and allow it to blend in :-P
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Matiqua on 20 July 2003
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This book is magical! I tried several recipes and all were so tasty and different. The pine nut ice cream is wonderful. I tried the cannoli recipe and it got excellent reviews. All the recipes you need to set up an "ice cream feast". The granita recipes are a bit on the sweet side for my taste, but you can always add less sugar.
Really worth having, my family keeps asking for new experiments.
I am really so happy I bought this book! There are no pictures, but they are not so important for ice cream, I think.
Anyways, buy this book, if you like ice cream, you won't regret it.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By BethanyJ on 25 July 2010
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Some good recipes, some fearful looking ones (oatmeal? potato?)

I have given this a fairly average rating, as the ingredients are American (had to google a few ingredients to find out what they were) and the flavours were rather more Amercian style, which I find a little on the sugary side. I would have also liked a few more frozen yoghurt recipes for a healthier alternative. I also personally don't like cookbooks without pictures, as for me it is half the fun to get inspired and get your mouth watering before you start!

That said, the chocolate was gorgeous and I will definitely make that one over and over again. The instructions are clear and I think almost anyone could make the recipes successfully. In summary a worthwhile book to have, but certainly not one for the top-shelf cookbook hall of fame.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Edward Young on 4 Jan 2010
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Great recipes, but UK customers might find the US cup-style quantities baffling. OK if you are brought up with them but hard to master from scratch.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Jun 1999
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OK, over 500 ice creams, sorbets, granitas, shakes, and the rest. I think I'll be busy for a long time. And the flavors range from the common to the extreme. I think it's a must-have book: a wonderful house gift, a nice addition to a cooking library. The only drawback: the mandatory gym membership once you've eaten your way through it. What a wonderful find. A treat, real and creamy.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Janie Comber on 14 Jun 2007
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I like this book a lot; OK, you need to know what the American terms mean, but within five minutes on the Internet I found a site that gave all the information required, which I have put on a large Post-It inside the front cover.

There is no cluttering up of the pages with pretty, but ultimately useless, photos, the ingredients are listed clearly in their own little panel so that you can ensure you have everything - no getting partway through and finding you're missing something vital - and there are variations suggested. Indeed, the author even suggests you pencil in your own ideas in the margins!

I think we may well be having lots of ice cream this summer.....
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