Review | No-Churn Ice Cream by Leslie Bilderback | Recipe Renovator

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

We’re kicking off frozen treats month with a classic new ice cream book: No-Churn Ice Cream: Over 100 Simply Delicious No-Machine Frozen Treats. You don’t need an ice cream maker to make these recipes! Instead, she uses whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk to create the texture and air within the mixture, which is frozen in a pan and then scooped. Leslie Bilderback is the author of the best-selling Mug Cakes.
Review | No-Churn Ice Cream by Leslie Bilderback | Recipe Renovator

Layout and design:

The book is organized into the following chapters: introduction (including ingredients and techniques), the classics, add-ins galore, warm-weather ice creams, cold-weather ice creams, gelatos, sorbets, sherbets, other easy frozen desserts, toppings & accompaniments, and additional recipe variations. Back matter includes sugar 101, glossary, and index. Clean design makes the recipes easy to use.
Review | No-Churn Ice Cream by Leslie Bilderback | Recipe Renovator


Every recipe includes a beautiful photograph by Teri Lyn Fisher. As ice cream is maddeningly difficult to shoot, my hat goes off to her!
Review | No-Churn Ice Cream by Leslie Bilderback | Recipe Renovator


Recipes include classic flavors and these intriguing ones: rosebud, pineapple-pepper, lavender, Meyer lemon, sweet-potato-marshmallow swirl, raspberry-opal basil sorbet, beet-pistachio sorbet, and Thai iced tea sherbet. Recipes are traditional and include dairy and sugar.

What I liked about the book:

Beautiful layout, clear explanation about how to manage the ingredients for success, a primer on cooking sugar, creative recipe flavors, plenty of variations to try.

I wasn’t so keen on:

These are traditional treats, so I don’t expect them to provide options for special diets.

Recommended for:

traditional, vegetarian, celiac, low-sodium, gluten-free diets

Not recommended for:

Migraine, paleo, vegan, or weight-loss diets

A note about my cookbook reviews: In the past, I tested at least three recipes from each book, took photos, and described my experience. Due to my dietary limitations (extremely-low-sodium for my Meniere’s Disease and trigger-free foods for migraine relief), it is no longer possible for me to test the recipes and do them justice.

Required FTC disclosure: I received one copy of this book from the publisher for the giveaway on July 23rd, 2015.
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