It's summer! Time to make ice cream.

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Summer in the Swamp means two things, reading books and making ice cream. The eating is implied. Because, ice cream. The last Swamp two posts have been about reading, which means to keep the world in balance, this one must be about ice cream. I love it when ice cream balances out the world, don't you? It's kind of a super hero in that respect.

Now, if you've followed my blog for a while, you've read my ice cream posts and you know I'm a big fan of The Perfect Scoop. I thought it was all I would ever need in an ice cream cookbook. Until one day, I went to Williams Sonoma and this beautiful little cookbook crooked its finger at me and winked.

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I've proved the old adage that you eat with your eyes because I've gained five pounds just flipping through this baby like a teenager through Playboy. Probably not the best analogy, but I'm going to stick with it because this book is full of ice cream p0rn.

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But, really. I read it for the recipes.

Peanut Butter Fudge Swirl

Raspberry Ice Cream, Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Malted Milk Chocolate Ice Cream with Bittersweet Chocolate chips

Chocolate Midnight Cake

How to Make Chocolate Shavings

Chocolate Chip Cookies (because one can never have too many CCC recipes)

Cheesecake Ice Cream

How to assemble an Ice Cream Cake without it sliding off to the side and making a mess in your freezer

Brown Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Malted Vanilla Ice Cream with Peanut Brittle and Milk Chocolate Pieces

Yes, yes, yes!

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You better believe you'll have what I'm having.

Cough. Yes. Well. Back to blogging.

This summer, I'll be making ice cream from this book and reviewing the recipes here. Someone has to sacrifice their waistline for the greater good, and in summer 2014, that someone will be me.

You can download a sample of the book from Scribd.