How to make the most of your ice cream machine, including techniques, ingredients, and a wide range of innovative treats? Simple ways to create fabulous iced desserts, with more than 80 recipes shown step by step in over 550 photographs. Inspiring stage-by-stage pictures and an image of each finished dish makes it easy to achieve success every time. Recipes range from simple sorbets to luxurious ice creams, as well as cream-free, low-fat, low-sugar options. A comprehensive introduction covers the history of ice cream, equipment, ingredients and techniques, and ideas for sauces, toppings and decorations. Choose from traditional treats, such as Classic Vanilla Ice Cream or Classic Coffee Ice Cream, or try original new ideas, such as Apple Crumble Ice Cream or Ginger and Kiwi Sorbet. Ice creams and iced desserts make ideal sweet treats at any time of the year. From a simple scoop in a cone to refreshing sorbets and tangy granitas, this book contains everything you need to know to create delicious ice creams in your own home, with any kind of ice cream machine. An informative introduction contains the history of ice cream and ice cream machines, a guide to equipment and ingredients, and step-by-step techniques such as layering, rippling and marbling. More than 80 stunning recipes range from classic ice creams, sorbets and water ices to innovative modern variations. Choose from Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, Triple Chocolate Terrine, Banana Gelato, Raspberry Sherbet, or Cinnamon Ricotta Ice with Toasted Granola. Illustrated with more than 550 stunning photographs, this book shows how fun, easy and satisfying it is to make tasty ice cream at home.