Even though summer’s end is nipping at our heels, it doesn’t mean that eating ice cream has to come to a screeching halt. Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream recipe book provides delectable flavors for every season. If you are an ice cream lover or even want to have a stand out dessert at your next party then this book is a definite must have.
Each chapter is arranged by season, combining unique ingredients and creating one of kind ice cream flavors. The recipes use ingredients that are available seasonally and emphasize the importance of using fresh and local ingredients that are easy to find at your neighborhood grocery store or farmer’s market. Molly Moon’s American (Philadelphia) style ice cream, uses no eggs and you can even find some vegan recipes throughout the book. Here is a little peek at some of the enticing flavors: in the spring chapter you can find recipes for lavender lemonade sorbet, honey lavender and Thai tea ice cream. Summer is filled with flavors of cucumber mint sorbet, cherry chocolate chunk and blackberry sage ice cream. My personal favorite, the fall chapter where there are recipes for spiced cider sorbet, pumpkin clove and maple walnut ice cream. Winter brings you flavors such as; blood orange sorbet, cardamom and maple bacon ice cream. In each chapter you will find recipes for an assortment of toppings and even one for homemade marshmallows. I love how each recipe has a creatively written description about the flavor. The book is beautifully photographed and the recipes are simple to follow.
Molly Moon Neitzel opened her first ice cream shop in May of 2008 in Seattle, WA. In 2009, Molly began collaborating with Chrsitina Spittler and ever since, this dynamic duo has created some amazing flavors. They find the importance of running a business that provides “living-wage jobs”, insurance for their employees and support for their community by using local ingredients and materials that are compostable. There are currently five Molly Moon ice cream shop locations scattered throughout Seattle and they even have an ice cream truck that caters events.
I had the pleasure of visiting Molly Moon’s ice cream shop on my last visit to Seattle and all I can say is delish. The ice cream is bursting with flavors and the texture is creamy and smooth. It’s hands down some of the best ice cream that I have ever eaten. I look forward to recreating all these flavors found in Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream recipe book.
Special thanks to Sasquatch Books for providing a sample to facilitate this review.