La Grotta Ices
Who is the author?: Trained at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, Kitty Travers later returned to London to become a pastry chef at St John Bread & Wine before leaving to set up La Grotta Ices from a converted greengrocers in Bermondsey in 2008. The undisputed ice cream queen, she has been delighting South London and beyond with her heavenly creations ever since.
What's it about? Forget tasteless vanilla or synthetic strawberry flavoured ice creams, with Kitty's 75 ingenious recipes you'll use the very best seasonal ingredients to create mouth-watering flavour sensations that'll have you making the most of the bounty at your local greengrocers. With easy-to-follow instructions that deliver the creamiest ice creams and freshest sorbets with an unrivaled depth of flavour, this is the cookbook to make you fall in love with the ultimate summery treat, and to help you make the most of that ice cream machine that's gathering dust at the back of your cupboard.
Recipes we love: Chocolate and Salted Caramel, Barbados Custard, Montmorency Cherry Sorbet and Apricot Noyau.
Perfect for: Ice cream lovers (so, pretty much everyone then) who want to create unusual flavour combinations at home.