The Perfect Scoop (Revised and Updated): 200 Recipes for Ice Creams, Sorbets, Gelatos, Granitas and Sweet Accompaniments — By David Lebovitz

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Having churned out ice cream at home and in professional kitchens for a quarter century, Lebovitz can guide even a beginner to a great frozen experience. . . . Truly the Good Humor man of home ice cream.

— San Francisco Chronicle

A glorious, in-depth look into a scrumptious subject, written in typical Lebovitz style: informative, personal, and entertaining.

— Yotam Ottolenghi

The author’s 25 years of experience as a frozen-dessert maker are put to excellent use in this wittily written, detailed volume. . . . Great photos and plenty of practical advice combine to make this an appealing and useful resource for the dessert aficionado.

— Publishers Weekly

If you love cold sweets but never dared own an ice-cream machine for fear you’d soon weigh 300 pounds, then consider this book; you may just find some happy compromises.

Yes, we all do scream for ice cream — and its delicious cousins — here at Pretty Things & Cool Stuff. It is just one of those foods you can turn to and it just always works and soothes and sates, regardless of why you are eating it. 

So of course we had to have the revised and updated version of this best-selling ice cream bible in the shop.

The dozen new recipes that have been added, the fresh design and all-new photography are like sprinkles on top of this comprehensive collection of homemade ice creams, sorbets, gelatos, granitas and accompaniments from one of our favorite chefs/food writers and New York Times best-selling cookbook author and Paris-based blogger, David Lebovitz. 

In true Lebovitz style, this revised and updated version of The Perfect Scoop emphasizes classic and sophisticated flavors alongside a bountiful helping of personality and proven technique.

David’s frozen favorites range from classic (Chocolate-Peanut Butter) to comforting (S’mores Ice Cream) and contemporary (Lavender-Honey) to cutting-edge (Labneh Ice Cream with Pistachio-Sesame Brittle).

Also appearing is a brand new selection of frozen cocktails, including a Negroni Slush and Spritz Sorbet, and an indulgent series of sauces, toppings, and mix-ins to turn a simple treat into a perfect scoop of delight.


Format: New, hardcover

Published: March 27, 2018

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9780399580314

Pages: 272, with color photography

Dimensions: 10.2" L x 8.2" W x 0.9" D

Rating: ✭✭✭✭ 1/2

David Lebovitz


DAVID LEBOVITZ has been a professional cook and baker for most of his life; he spent nearly thirteen years at the legendary and pioneering Chez Panisse until he left the restaurant business in 1999 to write books.

He moved to Paris in 2004, and turned into a phenomenally popular blog. He is the author of six books, including Drinking FrenchThe Perfect Scoop, Ready for Dessert, The Great Book of Chocolate, and a memoir called The Sweet Life in Paris.

David was named one of the Top Five Pastry Chefs in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Chronicle. He has also been featured in Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Cook’s Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Saveur, Travel + Leisure, and more.