There's something thrilling about making your own ice cream, especially when the weather gets warmer and everyone (including the neighbor's kids) is screaming for a frozen treat. If you find yourself inspired to make gelato or frozen yogurt at home, here are three ice cream cookbooks to reference. Each offers a unique take on ice cream - everything from classic gelato to ice cream sandwiches and dairy-free options - to satisfy every palate. Here are 10 homemade ice cream recipes to get you started.
Coolhaus Ice Cream Book by Natasha Case, Freya Estreller and Kathleen Squires
If you're a fan of the madly creative Coolhaus ice cream sandwiches sold across the nation then pick up a copy of Coolhaus Ice Cream Book: Custom-Built Sandwiches with Crazy-Good Combos of Cookies, Ice Creams, Gelatos, and Sorbets . The book breaks down some of their famous recipes including the BuckMINTster Fuller (dirty mint chip ice cream sandwiched between chocolate chip cookies) and the Frank Behry (strawberry gelato with snickerdoodles).
The Ice Creamery Cookbook by Shelly Kaldunski
This cookbook is for die-hard ice cream fans who have the patience to whip up homemade cones and sauces. The Ice Creamery Cookbook features more than 40 exciting recipes for ice cream, gelato, sherbets, sorbet, frozen yogurt, granita and other frozen concoctions. There's even a chapter on DIY ice cream parties.
Dairy Free Ice Cream by Kelly V. Brozyna
If you follow a vegan, dairy-free or paleo lifestyle but love ice cream this is the book for you. Dairy-Free Ice Cream: 75 Recipes Made Without Eggs, Gluten, Soy, or Refined Sugar offers creative ways of making creamy ice creams, sorbets, ice cream cakes and sandwiches with plant-based ingredients. You'll find plenty of icy treats to indulge your sweet tooth.