Mexican Ice Cream by Fany Gerson

Mexican Ice Cream by Fany Gerson

Mexican Ice Cream by Fany Gerson is a collection of amazing recipes and stories. It will 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.

Mexican Ice Cream by Fany GersonTitle: Mexican Ice Cream: Beloved Recipes and Stories
Author: Fany Gerson
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Genres: Cookbook, Lifestyle
Publication Date: June 13, 2017
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 preparing and consuming ice cream in Mexico. Gerson uses unique ingredients to create exciting and fresh flavors like Red Prickly Pear Ice Cream,

Oaxacan-style Lime Sorbet, Avocado-Chocolate Ice Cream, and Rice-Almond Ice Cream with Cinnamon. All recipes are created with the home cook in mind, and written in Fany's knowledgeable but accessible voice. Mexican Ice Cream features vibrant location photography and captures the authentic Mexican heladerias that Gerson has been visiting for decades. For anyone looking to up their summer ice cream game, this is the book.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: Mexican Ice Cream: Beloved Recipes and Stories

❀ Historical Background

I have never been to Mexico, or New York for that matter, so this whole new world of flavours really took me by surprise. The author, Fany Gerson, is the owner of La Newyorkina, a little ice cream shop in New York that sells all sorts of Mexican treats and ice cream. This second book that she has written not only contains many different recipes for creating gelato, sorbets and ice cream, it is prefaced with some historical information on how ice cream in Mexico all began. Gerson also tells of her own inspiration in setting up her shop, making this book more than just a book of recipes.


❀ Recipes Require an Ice Cream Maker

I don’t actually own a fancy ice cream maker, mine is a hobby shop special that you have to shake to create your ice cream. Without the aid of an easier method, I did try creating the Lime Gelato with Chia Seeds recipe and it turned out quite well. The fresh lime zest gives it so much flavour and the chia seeds make for a really interesting texture.

❀ Highly Suggest

Mexican Ice Cream by Any Gerson is a cookbook that I highly suggest checking out  If you are a fan of summer treats and ice cream. The images are beautiful and you will come away with some interesting facts about this traditional Mexican food. After I give my arms a rest, I am going to give the Spicy Watermelon Sorbet a try!

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21 thoughts on “Mexican Ice Cream by Fany Gerson

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    I don’t need to know anymore. ICE CREAM! Who needs to read more than that? I love that you try out some recipes for your reviews. It always makes me want to get the cookbooks so that I can try it for myself.

    • Candid Cover says:

      I love how you make me laugh! I actually try out the recipes because that is sometimes where you realize that the book is a hit or a miss. I would love to know your experience with any of the recipes if you do try them. 🙂

  2. Poem Fanatic @ Poems and Poets says:

    I used to live in Mexico- and of course I love Ice-Cream! I’m not that invested in it though, so we don’t have an ice cream maker. We don’t really get Mexican ice-creams here in India….so I’m just staring at your post and salivating!

  3. Beth F says:

    Ooooh. I’m going to have freeze by ice cream insert so I can make some soon. Strawberries are so good right now.

  4. Claudia says:

    I had no idea that ice cream had such a history and such variety in Mexico. The book looks very tempting, especially since I do have an ice cream/sorbet maker.

  5. Sue @ Crushingcinders says:

    I have lived in Indonesia for a few years and one of the most unusual (to me) things I have tasted was a avocado and chocolate drink which surprisingly was delicious so that would be the first ice cream recipe I would make. Great review

  6. dreamstogo1 says:

    I love the cover for this lovely book on Mexican Ice Cream. I love ice cream, and all these awesome recipes just scream try me try me. I have an ice cream maker, tried using it once, and it didn’t exactly work like it was supposed to. Back to the drawing board because I want to try all these lovely recipes!

  7. Lori Smanski says:

    thanks for your review. oh but this sounds delightful. I love that there is history with everything here. the cover is wonderful.

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