For many of us, summer brings memories of rushing to greet the ice cream truck or enjoying a dripping cone at the beach. My favorite childhood summer treat was the ice cream sandwich, vanilla ice cream wedged between two chocolately cookies, so I was delighted to discover Jennie Schacht's new book i scream SANDWICH!
The recipes include classics such as S'mores and the Better-Than-It, Ms. Schacht's version of the famous San Francisco It's It Ice Cream Sandwich first sold at Playland at the Beach in 1928. The author also explores flavors of the world with treats such as Latin Love, which is Dulce de Leche ice cream on Brown Butter Blondies and the My Thai, made with Kaffir Lime and Lemongrass Sorbet on Five-Spice Cookies. Whatever your preference, there's a wide variety of recipes from which to choose. As the author writes, "With a favorite scoop sandwiched between two edible bookends, the dessert lends itself to infinite variations."
Ms. Schacht will be joining us as part of OPL's Reading is So Delicious Summer Reading Program. You can meet her at the Dimond Branch this Saturday, June 29th at 1:00 PM and at the Monclair Branch on Tuesday, July 16th at 6:00 PM. We'll even have ice cream sandwich treats to share!
Make sure to check out these ice cream and and dessert cook books to learn how to make other tasty summer treats.
Ice cream : 52 easy recipes for year-round frozen treats / Sally Sampson ; photography by Alexandra Grablewski
Of sugar and snow : a history of ice cream making / Jeri Quinzio
Modern art desserts : recipes for cakes, cookies, confections, and frozen treats based on iconic works of art / Caitlin Freeman ; photography by Clay McLachlan ; contributions from Tara Duggan; curator's notes by Janet Bishop; foreword by Rose Levy Beranbaum
Molly Moon's homemade ice cream : sweet seasonal recipes for ice creams, sorbets, and toppings made with local ingredients / Molly Moon Neitzel and Christina Spittler
People's Pops : 55 recipes for ice pops, shave ice, and boozy pops from Brooklyn's coolest pop shop / Nathalie Jordi, David Carrell, and Joel Horowitz ; photography by Jennifer May
From milk to ice cream / Stacy Taus-Bolstad
The Ciao Bella book of gelato & sorbetto : bold, fresh flavors to make at home / F.W. Pearce and Danilo Zecchin ; recipe development & testing by Leda Scheintaub ; photographs by Iain Bagwell
Rebekah Eppley on 6/28/13, Dimond Branch