What We're Reading: The Ice Creamery Cookbook

Life is sweeter when you take the time to explore the recipes in Williams-Sonoma’s gorgeously photographed The Ice Creamery Cookbook, which provides inspiration for frozen treats that go far beyond the ordinary.

Classic flavors get an exciting new update in this creative volume: strawberry ice cream comes with a side of warm berries glistening with a warm balsamic vinegar syrup, and even everyday vanilla gets gussied up with an infusion of lavender. Other recipes travel even farther afield and introduce exciting new flavors to your favorite summertime treat: the inventive Vietnamese Coffee Granita takes a traditionally Italian dessert in a Southeast Asian direction, and the Mango-Ginger Sorbet would be a cooling ending to a fiery Indian meal.

Author Shelly Kaldunski also provides all the tips, tricks and recipes you need to turn your frozen treats into masterpieces, from recipes for homemade sprinkles and waffle cones to ideas for ice cream–themed parties. So try out some of these easy-to-follow recipes and entertaining ideas and you may find that your kitchen is more popular than the ice cream truck this summer.