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15 Ice Cream Cookbooks for a Perfect Homemade Scoop

Whether you're trying your hand at sweet treats for the first time or are practically a pro, there's an ice cream cookbook that's right for you. Read on for some of our favorites!

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Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook

Salt & Straw is renowned as one of the best ice cream shops in the nation, and for good reason. Now you can make your own Salt & Straw-inspired batches at home, complete with unique flavors like Wildflower Honey and Meyer Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Custard.

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Aguas Frescas & Paletas

For a refreshing treat that beats the summer heat, look no further than this book of traditional Mexican popsicle-like treats. It’s full of flavors both simple and complex, and we like that it’s easier than pulling out the ice cream machine. This is how to make paletas at home, according to the author.

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Frosty Treats & More

If you’re not quite sure where to start, give our all-in-one guide to all things frozen a try. It includes more than 200 recipes, from ice pops to creative floats to all kinds of ice cream cakes and so much more.

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The Ciao Bella Book of Gelato and Sorbetto

Creamy, indulgent gelato can seem intimidating to home cooks, but this cookbook is here to make it simple. It’s full of mouthwatering recipes like Key Lime with Graham Cracker, Hazelnut Biscotti and Bourbon Butter Pecan, all using just an ice cream machine.

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Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book

Though you’d never know it now judging by their huge collection of wacky, top-quality pints, Ben and Jerry actually started as home ice cream makers themselves. Learn their secrets to homemade ice cream plus delicious ice cream desserts in this fun and informative cookbook.

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Bonus: Our Favorite Ice Cream Maker

Wondering which machine is key to crafting your frozen creation? We’ve rounded up the best ice cream makers on the market, including this ice cream maker that allows kids to get involved in the fun.

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The Home Kitchen Ice Cream Cookbook

No matter if you’re following a low-carb, vegan or keto diet, you can still enjoy delicious homemade ice cream with the help of this cookbook. It includes 90 recipes for everything from custard to gelato to frozen yogurt, complete with nutritional info.

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The Ultimate Ice Cream Cake Book

Impress your friends and family by sharing one of the 50 ice cream cakes in this cookbook at your next gathering. None of them require store-bought ice cream or a cake mix, so you can truly make them from scratch.

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Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Cookbook

For a top-shelf take on classic ice cream flavors, this cookbook hits all the right notes. With flavors like Masala Chai with Black Peppercorns and Apple Crumble with Calvados and Crème Fraîche, you won’t find recipes like it anywhere else.

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Mexican Ice Cream

With the mouthwatering flavors found in this cookbook (including Red Prickly Pear, Rice-Almond Ice Cream with Cinnamon and Oaxacan-style Lime Sorbet), good luck keeping your homemade Mexican ice creams around for long.

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home

This cookbook has been a decade-long favorite for good reason. It includes over 100 mouthwatering recipes, all designed to deliver smooth, rich, creamy ice cream for even inexperienced home chefs and first-time ice cream makers.

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Popsicle Cookbook

Sure, you could pull any old store-bought popsicle out of the freezer on a hot day—or you could turn the summer treat into a fun experience for the whole family by trying out a recipe from this book. Don’t forget to grab popsicle molds, too!

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Incredible Vegan Ice Cream

Following a vegan lifestyle doesn’t have to mean sacrificing delicious, creamy ice cream. These dairy-free recipes are made with creamy coconut milk, so they’re healthier than your typical ice cream, too.

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Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream

If you’re just as interested in the science behind making ice cream as the rich result, this cookbook is a perfect fit. It includes not only recipes, but also a look into the chemistry behind the flavors and texture of your favorite frozen creation.

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The Perfect Scoop

For an end-all, be-all guide to all things homemade ice cream, look no further than this ice cream bible. It includes instructions for both classic flavors and creative creations, plus frozen cocktails and plenty of toppings and sauces.

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Perfectly Creamy Frozen Yogurt

Crafting at-home froyo is easier than you’d think with the help of this cookbook. Its recipes are made with Greek yogurt, and range from traditional frozen yogurt to cakes, pies, cookies and more. See how frozen yogurt compares to gelato and ice cream.

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Megan Mowery
As Senior Shopping Editor, Megan is an expert at helping Taste of Home readers find products that will improve their lives. She covers anything from must-buy Amazon products to tried-and-tested product reviews. You can usually find her online shopping, learning a new craft, or caring for her jungle of plants.