The Perfect Scoop, Revised and Updated: 200 Recipes for Ice Creams, Sorbets, Gelatos, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments [A Cookbook]

The Perfect Scoop, Revised and Updated: 200 Recipes for Ice Creams, Sorbets, Gelatos, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments [A Cookbook]

by David Lebovitz

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A revised and updated edition of the best-selling ice cream book, featuring a dozen new recipes, a fresh design, and all-new photography. This comprehensive collection of homemade ice creams, sorbets, gelatos, granitas, and accompaniments from New York Times best-selling cookbook author and blogger David Lebovitz emphasizes classic and sophisticated flavors alongside a bountiful helping of personality and proven technique.

David's frozen favorites range from classic (Chocolate-Peanut Butter) to comforting (S'mores Ice Cream) and contemporary (Lavender-Honey) to cutting-edge (Labneh Ice Cream with Pistachio-Sesame Brittle). Also appearing is a brand new selection of frozen cocktails, including a Negroni Slush and Spritz Sorbet, and an indulgent series of sauces, toppings, and mix-ins to turn a simple treat into a perfect scoop of delight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399580321
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 29,666
File size: 69 MB
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About the Author

DAVID LEBOVITZ has been a professional cook and baker for most of his life; he spent nearly thirteen years at Chez Panisse until he left the restaurant business in 1999 to write books. He moved to Paris in 2004 and turned into a phenomenally popular blog. He is the author of six books, including Ready for Dessert, The Great Book of Chocolate, the New York Times best-selling My Paris Kitchen, and a memoir, The Sweet Life in Paris. He was named one of the top five pastry chefs in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Chronicle and has also been featured in Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Cook's Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Saveur, Travel + Leisure, and more.

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Makes about 1 quart

This is the perfect chocolate sorbet—it’s very rich, dense, and full of bittersweet chocolate flavor, and it’s one of my all-time favorites. Use a top-quality cocoa powder; it will make a huge difference. Be sure to use a large saucepan, because the mixture will bubble up as it boils, and be sure to blend it before churning, which ensures the finished sorbet will be silky smooth.
2 1⁄4 cups (555ml) water
1 cup (200g) sugar
3⁄4 cup (75g) unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
Pinch of kosher or sea salt
6 ounces (170g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1⁄2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. In a large saucepan, whisk together 1½ cups (375ml) of the water with the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Bring to a boil, whisking frequently. Let it boil, continuing to whisk, for 45 seconds.

2. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate until it’s melted, then stir in the vanilla and the remaining ¾ cup (180ml) water. Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend for 15 seconds.

3. Chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If the mixture has become too thick to pour into your machine, whisk it vigorously to thin it out.

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