There are few things as refreshing and delicious as a cold, creamy scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day. And what could make that experience even better? Reading one of these delectable books about ice cream, of course!
Whether you’re looking for a history of this classic treat, some new flavor ideas, or just a good laugh, one (or more!) of these reads is sure to satisfy.
So grab your favorite pint, find a cozy spot, and enjoy!
A Scoop of History
If you’re interested in learning more about the origins of ice cream and how it became the global phenomenon it is today, check out The Great Book of Ice Cream by Sheilah Kaufman. This comprehensive guide covers everything from the first ice cream recipes dating back to ancient China and Persia, to the modern-day science of making this delicious treat.
You’ll also get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the world’s most popular ice cream brands, and even get to try your hand at making your own ice cream at home with the included recipes.
Fun and Flavorful
For a fun and lighthearted read that’s sure to give you some serious cravings, look no further than The Ice Cream Shop Owner’s Wife by Jody Gehrman. This delightful novel follows the story of Annie, the wife of an ice cream shop owner, as she navigates small-town life and tries to find her place in the world.
In addition to being a charming read, this book also includes some of Annie’s husband’s most popular ice cream recipes, so you can enjoy a taste of the fictional shop’s offerings yourself!
And if you’re looking for some real-life flavor inspiration, be sure to check out The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz. This acclaimed book features 200 recipes for everything from classic ice cream flavors to innovative new creations, all of which are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
No matter what your flavor preferences may be, you’re sure to find something to love in this comprehensive guide.
A Frosty Laugh
Finally, if you’re in the mood for a good laugh, pick up a copy of I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream…Because We Need Ice Cream by David Rosen. This delightful picture book tells the story of a group of friends who set out to invent the perfect ice cream flavor, and the hilarious hijinks that ensue.
With its fun rhymes and charming illustrations, this book is sure to please readers of all ages.
So there you have it, some of the best books about ice cream to enjoy this summer! No matter what your mood, there’s sure to be a flavor for you.