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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
This book aims to have you making dreams a reality. Recreating possibly some favourite childhood ice creams as well as producing some modern day dreamy classics.

This is a relatively slim volume, encased around a wealth of wonderful photographs that make this a lot more than just a book full of ice cream recipes - it is a visual work of art. Perhaps one...
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weird and wonderful recipes with results that are truly amazing, however the cost for ingredients can be quite substantial.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, 30 Sept. 2013
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This review is from: Ruby Violet's Ice Cream Dreams (Hardcover)
This book aims to have you making dreams a reality. Recreating possibly some favourite childhood ice creams as well as producing some modern day dreamy classics.

This is a relatively slim volume, encased around a wealth of wonderful photographs that make this a lot more than just a book full of ice cream recipes - it is a visual work of art. Perhaps one shouldn't be surprised about the photographs - the author gave up her career as a photographer to make bespoke ice cream, starting with an ice cream van which visited various markets and festivals. The van remains but now there is also a classic ice cream parlour as well in London, England. The author is clearly living and enjoying the dream.

So the book... well it starts with a great overview to the basics of ice cream and sorbet making, the equipment and core ingredients necessary and, of course, the basic ice cream mixes. The author carefully and considerately explains the art and passion of ice cream making in a fairly careful yet care-free manner, dispensing advice and hints along the way. It is eminently readable but it can be somewhat disturbing when your eyes alight to a full colour photograph of a rather scrumptious bowl of ice cream. Talk about distractions... From the very first recipe - black sesame ice cream - the goodies keep coming even though this reviewer remains sceptical towards the idea of beetroot ice cream yet it is on the list of things to try. Not every recipe gets its own picture which is a bit of a shame when you see the quality of the imagery throughout this book. The recipes themselves are well and clearly written, feature dual metric and imperial measures and should pose no trouble to the methodical cook.

Should you tire of ice creams and sorbets there is a range of other special desserts such as baked alaska, various ice cream cakes, milkshakes and other yummy goodness. One particular hidden gem towards the back of the book was "ice bowls" - a rather ingenious and pretty way to serve up ice cream that needs to be seen to be believed. Anything missed out? Probably not. There are even recipes for making your own toppings and sauces to further decorate and embellish your creations.

This is a book we want for our permanent reference collection. We also want to see another book from the author with even more recipes in the same vein. If you like ice cream and want to have go making something special, this book is highly recommended for your consideration.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flavours you would never dream of, 9 Sept. 2013
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A truly excellent book. There are some really delightful ice creams, sorbets and bombes in here, many with ingredients you would never associate with ice cream, or any dessert come to that. Orange and candied peel ice cream, mmmm!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, 9 Sept. 2013
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This book is great! Very useful and has the most beautiful receips in it. the book is easy to follow and I love it
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful ice cream recipe book, 22 Mar. 2014
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I bought it after I saw some enthusiastic comments about it by a friend on Facebook and I have to say she was not exaggerating. Recipes are mouthwatering and easy to follow and the text provides very interesting background information.

You won't be disappointed,
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 31 July 2014
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weird and wonderful recipes with results that are truly amazing, however the cost for ingredients can be quite substantial.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate Ice cream book, 18 Feb. 2014
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This is the number one ice cream book it will blow you away. Its trully lip licking goodalso goes down well with the kids.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very attractive and useful book., 25 Aug. 2014
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Have already tried some of the recipes out of the book. There are some really delicious ice creams and sorbets.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TRULY FABULOUS, 5 Nov. 2013
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HONESTLY, BUY THIS BOOK, I LOVE ITY AND HAVE REALLY GONE TO TOWN WITH THE RECIPES. IT IS MUCH LOVED ALREADY. X
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, 3 Aug. 2013
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Beautiful photography, this book is a great gift or a treat for yourself. Lovely recipes and the pictures are just beautiful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 Aug. 2014
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Very good selection of Ice Creams
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