I have been trying to get my hands on as many different ice cream books that I could find and so far, "The Perfect Scoop" by David Lebovitz is the cream of the crop. It is laid out very clearly with sections on the basics, ice cream, sorbets & sherbets, granitas, sauces & toppings, mix-ins, and vessels. It contains many great recipes. All the basics you would want like vanilla and chocolate and some unique flavors like cinnamon (click here to see that recipe) and green tea. Each receipe also contains a little snipit by the author giving you background information or commentary on each treat. There are also many pictures that will get your mouth watering and get your body headed into the kitchen to churn up some frozen goodness. So if you new to ice cream making or an experienced veteran, I recommend you pick up this book.