The great majority of the recipes are for ice cream biscuit sandwiches; a delight far beyond a plate of custard creams and borbons. The second chapter has the biscuit recipes where the grated apple cookies, fruitcake cookies and mocha cookies look particularly yummy. Chapter three is for the ice cream, where some of the recipes need an ice cream machine (but the sandwich recipes do mention that you can buy it if needed). Finally, there is a little section of “sinful treats” – milkshakes, cola floats etc.
The book is very pastel pink pretty, with plenty of cutely styled photographs, but overall I’m not entirely sure if this books earns its shelf space apart from when planning a birthday party for 6 and 7 year olds, it is a niche too far. Once the idea of an ice cream sandwich is planted, it seems to me that inspiration can be endless, and doesn’t necessarily need a book.
Fuss Free Rating
The Ice Cream Sandwiches Book by Donna Egan: ***
The Ice Cream Sandwiches Book is published by Ebury Press, cover price £12.99
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