Book Review: The Ice Cream Sandwiches Book – Donna Egan

Ice Cream Sandwiches Cover

Donna Egan, of the Buttercup cake shop in London, has written this little book on ice cream sandwiches (nothing to do with the latest Android update), a collection of 50 recipes of sugary treats.

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.

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The Ice Cream Sandwiches Book by Donna Egan: ***

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The Ice Cream Sandwiches Book is published by Ebury Press, cover price £12.99

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Comments

  1. I love your star rating system Helen. I don’t think I would have the urge to buy or borrow this book until the summer comes around, but I would like a look at it. I think i’d enjoy it.

    • I think Jac that many people are very very generous in their reviews, and you need the ratings system to put your number of stars into perspective.

      It is a really sweet book, lots of ideas.

  2. I’m really into making ice cream at the moment but – like you say – I’m not sure I need a book telling me what to sandwich it between! I’m more likely to get a recipe online and then work from that

  3. Helen,

    Just wanted to say thanks for reviewing the book!

    Donna

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