Irvey’s Ice Cream Book Review

Review of the book, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream at Home


Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home is a cookbook by Jeni Britton Bauer, the founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. The authors first published the book in 2011 and have since updated it with new recipes.


The book is divided into three sections: the Basics, the Flavors, and the Toppings. The Basics section covers the essential techniques for making ice cream at home, including how to choose the right ingredients, how to make a custard base, and how to churn the ice cream. The Flavors section contains over 100 recipes for Jeni’s signature ice cream flavors. These flavors include classics such as Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, as well as more unique flavors like Roasted Peanut Butter with Honey and Honey Lavender. The Toppings section includes recipes for sauces, syrups, and crumbles that can be used to dress up your ice cream.


The book is beautifully photographed and the recipes are easy to follow. Jeni’s instructions are clear and concise, and she provides helpful tips throughout the book. The recipes are also very versatile, so you can easily adjust them to your own taste.

Jeni's Ice Cream Book Review

some of the things that I love about the book:

  • The recipes are easy to follow and produce consistently delicious results.
  • The book includes a wide variety of flavors, from classics to more unique options.
  • The photography in the book beautifully captures helpful tips.
  • The recipes can be easily tailored to suit individual preferences.

the things that I would change about the book:

  • The book is a bit expensive.
  • The recipes require a lot of ingredients, some of which can be difficult to find.
  • The book does not include instructions for making vegan or dairy-free ice cream.

additional thoughts on the book:

  • Jeni’s ice cream uses high-quality ingredients. The book reflects this, with recipes that call for ingredients like fresh cream, high-fat milk, and real vanilla beans.
  • In addition, Jeni’s ice cream has unique flavors. The book includes recipes for flavors that you won’t find anywhere else, like Roasted Peanut Butter with Honey and Honey Lavender.
  • The book is full of helpful tips for making ice cream at home. Specifically, Jeni shares her secrets for creating creamy, flavorful ice cream that is scoopable right out of the freezer.

my favorite recipes from the book:

  • Salted Caramel
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Roasted Peanut Butter with Honey
  • Honey Lavender
  • Gooey Butter Cake
  • Roasted Strawberry Balsamic
  • Black Walnut Praline
  • Queen City Cayenne
  • Brown Butter Almond Brittle

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If you’re a fan of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams or just want to make amazing homemade ice cream, I highly recommend the book Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home. The recipes are simple to follow and always give delicious results! I have used recipes from this book with great success. From classic flavors like Vanilla Bean and Chocolate to experimental concoctions like Roasted Peanut Butter with Honey, this book will have you creating amazing flavors and treats in no time. Don’t miss out on this must-have ice cream recipe guide! Grab your copy of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home today!