"The author, a food consultant, does a reasonably thorough job with recipes, from the basic to the creative, like key lime, lavender and a delicious fig. Does pushing the envelope with the likes of avocado and corn make it ultimate? Not with vanilla-fudge missing. The introduction describes several kinds of ice-cream makers and gives pros and cons for each."Weinstein, Bruce is the author of 'Ultimate Ice Cream Book Over 500 Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, Drinks, and More', published 1999 under ISBN 9780688161491 and ISBN 0688161499.