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Mexican Ice Cream: Beloved Recipes and Stories

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  23 reviews
A collection of 60+ flavor-packed recipes for ice creams and frozen treats rooted in Mexico's rich and revered ice cream traditions.
This new offering from the incredibly popular baker and sweets maker Fany Gerson, the powerhouse behind Brooklyn's La Newyorkina and Dough, showcases the incredibly diverse flavors of Mexican ice cream while exploring the cultural aspects of
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published June 13th 2017 by Ten Speed Press
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Jill McGill
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks, netgalley
Fany Gerson shows us her love for Mexican ice cream with all her unique flavor combinations! Gerson uses different ingredients to create amazing and fresh flavors like White Corn Ice Cream, Lime Pie Ice Cream, Guava Sorbet, and Rice Pudding Ice Cream, all while keeping the home cook in mind. She also gives us a brief history of Mexican ice cream and includes stunning photos of people, places, and food from around Mexico. One of my favorite dessert cookbooks and I am thrilled to have it in my col ...more
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


descriptionThis cover is fairly good. Colorful and with interesting title work. The photo used is from one of the recipes found within.description

descriptionThis was a yummy little cookbook. I had some great photos of both the recipes and the people and places of Mexico. We begin with an introduction by the author and a brief history of Mexican ice creams. Followed by a few pages devoted to different types of ingredients and equipment. The book is broken down into the following chapters (Sorbets, Classic Mexican Ice Creams, Mod
Olivia (The Candid Cover)
If that cover doesn’t grab your attention and get you excited for summer and the days of licking endless ice cream cones, the contents of Mexican Ice Cream surely will. When I first saw this book I was intrigued by the concept that there is such a thing as Mexican ice cream. After reading the stories, lusting over the images, and creating my own taste of heaven, I am excited to try more of these interesting recipes.

I have never been to Mexico, or New York for that matter, so this whole new world
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
This book was interesting. On one hand the formatting sucked. It was not made for ebook at all, and showed. This made reading difficult as words didn't line up, sentences got cut off, the formatting was bizarre, and so on. So it wasn't a satisfying read, but that isn't the book's fault. That's a fault of the publisher. It did influence my reading though and I ended up skimming more than reading. If I have to concentrate just to figure out where the next line is in not going to give the attention ...more
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book as a digital advance reader copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

To be completely honest, when I think of really good ice cream, either I think of the dairy farm down the road from my parents’ house in New England that churns its own ice cream in the summertime, or I think of the lovely gelaterie that I ran across during my very brief travels in Italy. I have never associated Mexico with ice cream, but I have never spent significant time in Mexico. So I hoped
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book has a wide variety of recipes for traditional and modern ice creams and sorbets that are quite different from what most people from the US would expect. In addition, there are a variety of recipes for toppings to complete the experience. Each recipe includes an introduction and well-written instructions and is easy to follow. I made two of the recipes. The Lime Gelato with Chia Seeds was tangy and delicious. It also was difficult to make as it was too thick for my ice cream maker to tu ...more
roxi Net
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I can't believe my excitement when I read Mexican Ice Cream. I like ice cream just fine, but ever since having corn ice cream in Puerto Rico, I've purchased my own ice cream machine to have just that ice cream with cinnamon on top. Mexican Ice Cream reminds me of my time in Puerto Rico hunting down strange-sounding ice creams, but this time, these recipes are a bit more unusual to me. I've made avocado ice cream before, but the history, personal stories, amazing photographs, and of course fantas ...more
P.e. lolo
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks
This is a wonderful book about a food of Mexico that I did not know about, but now I really am looking forward to making some. The recipes look easy to follow, pictures are wonderful to go along with the book. The author gives you a history of the dessert and a little of Mexico. When I saw rice- pudding flavor the author had me. My wife’s grandmother made rice pudding and some other traditional dishes around the holidays, but not as ice cream. This now is something to look forward to in the summ ...more
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have a friend who is Mexican (not by birth!) and she wasn't even aware of these ice creams ! This recipe books covers ice creams, sorbets, boozy ones, kid friendly ones, and even a section on sauces and toppings! Can't go wrong with this book if you are adventurous and wanting to try something a bit different. I was hoping there was a fried ice cream recipe, but suspect it's an American creation like chop suey!
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Run out and buy this right away. You are going to want these recipes for the summer ahead. This book is organized by common flavor elements, rather than by geography, so pick the flavor palette you want to try first and power up your ice cream maker for a uniquely delicious treat. The instructions are simple and the photos say, "Yes, you CAN do this at home!"
I voluntarily read an advanced review copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley and I offer my honest opinion in response.
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love ice-cream and i eat it arount any time of the year, but most of all i love making my own ice-cream.this book introduced me to so many flavor combinations, and i loved it. i tried some of the recepies and they were all delicious. If you are someone that loves various and sometimes unusual flavor combinations, i would recommend this book to you!
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is what I needed in my life. I am glad that I added it to my collection. My love for ice cream is never sated and now I can make the best ice cream ever created, plus I don't need to wait for the Paletero Man to come around. This book is pretty awesome!
Rachel Rogers
Sep 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Definitely some "to try" recipes in here - key lime pie ice cream, lime sorbet (x2), and a few more. I'll admit the ice cream with grasshoppers in it gave me pause, despite knowing what I know of some Mexican cuisines.
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: food
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cooking
some great recipies I want to try out.
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great cookbook with stories about ice cream purveyors and anecdotes from the author Fany Garson before each recipe. The first one I'm keen to make is pineapple herb sorbet.
Amy Kreydin
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nourish
Paletas, helados, and nieves make up some of my favorite memories from my time in Mexico. La Newyorkina did a fantastic job of recreating some of those memories when I was last in New York City so imagine my delight that the owner, Fany, has written cookbook for those of us many miles from NYC!

The use of fresh herbs and fruit make Mexican ice creams a delight, add in spices and peppers and you've got a delicious treat for hot weather. Ms Gerson highlights the history and provides recipe template
Nelly Paulina
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this cookbook! Always refreshing when professional chefs pull together cookbooks that are accessible to the home cook and this dessert book is just that! Can't wait to try nieves at home and Any Gerson is an absolute delight.
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
'Paletas' is a favorite summer cookbook, one I return to each year. How exciting to see a new cookbook by the same author. It includes everything I would expect: colorful pictures, quick but interesting cultural and historical background information, and great recipes. There are sorbets with fruit and booze, ice creams with chiles, coconut, chocolate, cajeta and, the unexpected fifth "C": crickets! Or are they grasshoppers? Either way, you are going to find a great mix of traditional recipes, mo ...more
Note: I received a digital review copy of this book through NetGalley.
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If you would like an authentic Mexican recipe of ice cream with grasshoppers, then read on
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Leyla Johnson
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was a wonderful surprise this book is. Just very easy and very refreshing ice creams and soberts, lots of fresh fruit, some have a little twist.
Why the surprise? because they are so easy to make and the list of ingredients are small and easy obtainable (apart from one or two such as the fried grasshoppers)
The book is colourful and the photos are really fabulous - so for some really fabulous summer treats, try this book. I'm off to the kitchen to make some Quince Sobert - was wondering
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