I recently decided to spoil myself and bought an ice cream maker. A food blog I follow, Annie’s Eats, kept taunting me with delicious-looking ice creams and sorbets. I wanted to expand my recipe horizon, and a colleague recommended A Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz. So far every recipe I’ve tried from his book has turned out wonderfully, and I can’t wait to try the more exotic flavors (Szechuan peppercorn, green tea, etc). Between the blog, the book, and a Rachel Ray recipe (gasp, I know) I’ve made: Guinness Chocolate, strawberry, White Russian, and milk chocolate ice creams, along with mango and then raspberry sorbets.