Author(s): Benjamin Vear
This mouth-watering book is brimming with delicious ice cream concoctions and iced wonders from the world of Ben Vear, expert on frozen delights. Over 100 recipes scale an impressive colourful rainbow of ice cream flavours and iced treats, including a fantasia of sorbets, gelatos, kulfis, lollies, frozen yoghurts, parfait and desserts. From chocolate and caramel, to citrus and berries, from botanical infusions, herbs and spices to alcoholic temptations; Ben has a recipe for every iced desire, including the best ways to transform the humble vanilla scoop into a show-stopper. Old favourites such as strawberries and cream and mint choc chip are revisited with simple twists, and different quirky flavours like earl grey, orange marmalade, birthday cake, candied bacon, and Guinness ice cream are alluringly refreshing. Easy step-by-step instructions show how to make the perfect ice cream base from which you can create your own experimental flavours. This exciting ice cream collection is completed with Ben's recipes for cones, nests and baskets.
Lush, inventive photography captures not only the artistry and fun at the heart of Ben's kitchen, but also the magic and wonder of ice cream in the most visually arresting book ever published on the subject. The essential science, ingredients and equipment behind ice cream are explored, as well as a personal history of the ice cream dynasty that Ben hails from. Winstones is one of the UK's longest running and most respected family ice cream producers, founded by Ben's great grandfather Albert Winstone in 1925 in the heart of the Cotswolds. All of the ice cream recipes in this book remain true to Albert's original base recipe, with flavours brought up to date by Ben.
A benchmark book of ice cream recipes, from the fourth generation of one of England's most famous and wonderful ice cream making families: Winstones.
Twenty-three-year-old Ben Vear is a fourth generation, award winning ice cream maker at his historic family business Winstones Ice Cream. Under his stewardship, the company has flourished and built up a star-studded array of clients including Elizabeth Hurley, Lily Allen and Princess Anne. He was shortlisted as Young British Foodie of the Year in 2012. Ben is the founder of the Campaign for Real Ice Cream and the Pop-up Pudding Parlour.