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Overall, I like the book, but I bought it only for its vegan recipes. The non-vegan section has so many delicious ice creams - it would have been great if the book had a few more vegan versions of these delicious recipes. Also, I find the vegan ice cream base (coconut milk, cashew milk, coconut oil, and coca butter) too overpowering...the proportion of the base and the ingredients that provide the main flavors in the ice cream (e.g. the sugar in the salted caramel) seems a bit off to me. I will try to reduce the proportion of the base, to see if I can get a stronger flavor. Most of the ice creams I have made all taste the same because the base flavors are too strong.
Even if you're not a vegan, you will love these vegan ice cream recipes. I had to give up dairy & soy this year for allergy reasons and was disappointed with most "frozen dessert" substitutes. One night we tried Van Leeuwen at a shop and I was blown away by the quality of their vegan ice cream. Bought the book so I could enjoy the treat more often. The recipes aren't hard; you may have to special order a few ingredients but once you have them on stock it's pretty easy. I've made "real" ice cream many times in the past and these vegan recipes are straightforward and delicious.
Love the earl grey ice cream recipe in this book. First saw the recipe online and later on decided to buy the book as well. This book is filled with lovely photos and delicious recipes. Also included is the story of how this company started (yay small business owners!). A beautiful and lovely book for ice cream lovers.
The content is wonderful! Quite excited to try out many of the recipes in this unique cookbook, and share the results with friends and family. Coincidentally, I share the same surname and first name of one the authors.
I must have received a copy either early or late in the print run, as the text appears slightly askew, apparently affecting the signatures of the book where the alignment with the binding is askew as well. Otherwise, the authors hit a home run!