Use a library cookbook to beat the heat with a cold treat

There’s no denying that so far it has been one scorcher of a summer. Every day seems hotter than the last and that humidity is enough to make a stone sweat!

Luckily for you, each branch of the Niagara Falls Public Library comes equipped with air conditioning and a number of fabulous cookbooks you can borrow to whip up some wonderful frozen desserts that will help you chill out.

Here’s a list of some of the coolest cookbooks to try:

For the Love of Popsicles: Naturally Delicious Icy Sweet Summer Treats from A-Z by Sarah Bond
Fruity popsicles! Creamy popsicles! Healthy popsicles! Boozy popsicles! This book has it all and then some. All you need is a popsicle mold, some popsicle sticks, and a bit of patience while your delicious concoction freezes.

The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments by David Lebovitz
This cookbook has recipes for both the experienced and the inexperienced ice cream maker, as well as for the simple and the sophisticated palette. You can try a traditional Vanilla Ice Cream or an out-there Orange Szechuan Pepper Ice Cream. The choice is yours!

200 Best Ice Pop Recipes by Andrew Chase
Here you can find ice pop recipes from around the world and back again. Make a Jamaican Sorrel Punch Ice Pop, or a Purple Sweet Potato and Coconut Ice Pop, or a Black Fig Ice Pop, or a Saffron and Pistachio Kulfi Ice Pop, or (better yet) make them all so you don’t have to decide.

The Ultimate Frozen Dessert Book by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough
Whether you want a gelato, a semifreddo, or a frozen chiffon cake, this book has you covered. What’s more? The authors so many variations for all of their recipes that you’re sure to find a favourite and unique flavour combination!

N'ice Cream: 80+ Recipes for Healthy Homemade Vegan Ice Creams by Virpi Mikkonen and Tuulia Talvio
If you’re vegan, lactose intolerant, or just into trying something new and cow-friendly, these vegan ice cream recipes are just the ticket! They’ll keep you (and the environment) cool, plus they taste great and even the pickiest eaters won’t notice that they’re dairy-free.

To borrow these or any of our other incredible cookbooks, please call the library at 905-356-8080 or visit any one of our 4 locations and a staff member will be happy to assist you.

Laura Chadwick is the Information Resources and Connections Librarian with the Niagara Falls Public Library.

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