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This review is from: Make Your Own Organic Ice Cream: Using Home Grown and Local Produce (Paperback)
The recipes for ice creams are divided by seasons; however as reviewers have noted that not all the recipes are ice cream but include sorbets, smoothies, toppings and semifreddo; so some of the recipes you may expect to find are not there.
Of more concern the first thing I expect from a book is that it is well proofread giving me the confidence to work with its recipes. First evening reading it I am left questioning too many recipes which others assure me work well.
The Aztec Gold recipe is gibberish and has so many errors that this is a further two pages wasted to go with the first 24 pages before there is a single recipe. The Aztec Gold is closet to the rum and raisin however the steps are a little different so makes me doubt the rum and raisin too.
Searching on the Internet I am not the only one to notice this and the author recommended that they contact the publishers to get the correct recipe. Strange... According to this reviewer there is at least a step missing from one of the sorbets too. Happy spotting - I have given up on the book.
In summary after a less than perfect first attempt at ice cream making, I do not feel this book helps with any of his tips, with far too much of the book reading like an autobiography and self appreciation society with very general hints. The book spends 5 pages suggesting a £250 ice cream maker, and both a juicer and blender; so this may be the end of my ice cream making attempts.
If you are looking for totally organic recipes then many of the ingredients do not seem possible to get as organic and even the author notes many as being fair-trade i.e. the sugar. When did fair-trade mean organic? There are also other ingredients that the author seems to accept that you will not get as organic or fair-trade too such as rum flavouring; so may leave purists disappointed too.