Book Review – Making Artisan Gelato by Torrance Kopfer

(Last Updated On: January 1, 2010)

Several years ago while in Southern California, I got to taste the Italian treat known as gelato. So of course when I first got an ice cream maker, I wanted to make my own gelato. But so far I haven’t been able to make anything that matches what I had those many years ago. For Christmas, my sister in law, gave me this book: Making Artisan Gelato by Torrance Kopper. The book includes techniques on how to make the best gelato you can at home. The author knows that you can’t replicate what is made in gelato shops at home, since those machines can churn gelato faster and at great quantities by far, than anything you could do in your own kitchen. So the author focuses in on how you can make the best homemade gelato possible, giving you all the tips and techniques you need. Torrance does a through job of covering all the ingredients, why you need them, and what is it important to have the proper ratio of ingredients. The book includes 45 recipes, that also includes sorbet recipes. I haven’t gotten to try any out yet but am excited to do so. I would recommend this book to anyone who has enjoyed a tasty treat in a gelato shop and wishes to make something similar at home.