Food52 Ice Cream and Friends


Your first thought when you see an ice cream cookbook may be “But I don’t have an ice cream maker!” That’s okay. Ice Cream & Friends (and its 60 recipes, all from the Food52 community!) doesn’t take things too seriously or too gadget-y. It’s got no-churn recipes, ways to doll up store-bought ice cream, and homemade toppings out the wazoo. Ice cream is there, too, tasting crazier (in a good way) than ever before: think Lemongrass Chile Ginger and Rhubarb and Gin Sorbet with Rose Cream, pictured here. The purists get plenty of nods, too: Philadelphia-Style Super Vanilla, Chocolate-Hazelnut Baked Alaska, and Mud Pie keep things low key (but we bet they’ll be the best versions you’ve ever had!).