29 7 / 2012

Meeting Jeni in L.A.!

Jeni Britton Bauer is the James Beard award-winning author of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams At Home - the wonderful book (now in its 9th printing!) that inspired me to make delicious ice creams, experiment with flavors and start this blog.


Jeni was in L.A. this weekend as part of her national book signing tour. I had the pleasure of meeting her at Gelson’s Supermarket, Silverlake. It was a big thrill, and I was so chuffed. She complimented me on my illustrated ice cream recipes and signed my food-stained copy of her book…

One of these days I will make it over to Columbus, Ohio :)


17 6 / 2011

The Ice Cream Lifestyle #3

Most of the recipes on this blog have been created and adapted with Jeni Britton-Bauer’s "eggless" ice cream making technique in mind, and I am absolutely thrilled about her new book, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams At Home, which arrived in the mail this week!

HOW COOL IS THIS - “Your Go-To Recipe for Experimenting”.

Of course, thanks to Amazon’s “Click To Look Inside!” feature, months ago I had already scrutinized those few pages and sucked in whatever information I could. So much so that I felt knowledgeable geeky enough to draw up this ROUGH GUIDE for myself…

*Note that my illustrated process doesn’t exactly match what is in the book. Jeni recommends adding the “flavor” after cooking and straining the ice cream base, but I tend to add the flavor to cook with the ice cream base.

As for the “Ziploc bag in Ice Bath” …. I am too lazy to set this up so I just stick the hot bowl in the freezer for 30 minutes or so before transferring it to the fridge. I also rarely churn the ice cream on the same day and usually let the flavors deepen overnight.

Back to the book - I love it and highly recommend it.

Lots of yummy recipes categorized by season; a pleasing minimalistic design (= easy to follow) with beautiful photos of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.

TIP: If you live in Los Angeles and don’t want to pay the $35 shipping fee to order these ice creams from Columbus OH, head on over to Handy Market in Burbank. They carry seasonal flavors too!