Laura O'Neill, Ben Van Leeuwen and Pete Van Leeuwen
Ben Van Leeuwen, Pete Van Leeuwen and Laura O’Neill launched the first two Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream scoop trucks in the spring of 2008. They now have six trucks and three stores around Brooklyn and Manhattan serving housemade ice creams, fresh pastries and Toby’s Estate Coffee. In October 2012 they opened their Indonesian restaurant Selamat Pagi in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Check out their website or, for daily locations of their LA scoop trucks, follow them on Twitter at @VLAIC.
THE VAN LEEUWEN ARTISAN ICE CREAM BOOK with Olga Massov (2015)
A collection of delicious and flavorful frozen treats made from simple, natural ingredients easily found in most pantries from Brooklyn’s beloved and wildly popular ice cream emporium.
The Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Book includes ice cream recipes for every palate and season, from beloved favorites like Vanilla to adventurous treats inspired by a host of international culinary influences, such as Masala Chai with Black Peppercorns and Apple Crumble with Calvados and Crème Fraîche. Each recipe—from the classic to the unexpected, from the simple to the advanced—features intense natural flavors, low sugar, and the best ingredients available.
Determined to revive traditional ice cream making using only whole ingredients sourced from the finest small producers, Ben, Pete, and Laura opened their ice cream business in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with little more than a pair of buttercup yellow trucks. In less than a decade, they’ve become a nationally recognized name while remaining steadfast to their commitment of bringing ice cream back to the basics: creating rich flavors using real ingredients.
Richly illustrated, told in a whimsical style, and filled with invaluable, easy-to-follow techniques and tips for making old-fashioned ice cream at home, The Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Book includes captivating stories—and an explanation of the basic science behind these delicious creations. Enjoy these irresistible artisanal delights anytime—The Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Book shows you how.
“The flavors created by Van Leeuwen are what you’d expect from a Willy Wonka ice cream factory--if it were in Brooklyn.”—Marie Claire
“If you can’t get to France yet yearn for some homemade frozen goodness, pick up Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream.”—Los Angeles Magazine
“The founders of Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream chart their course from a humble pair of food trucks to a thriving business with several stores on both coasts. The secret to their success? Really good ice cream...”—Publishers Weekly
“For those who will never consider making vegan ice creams, or are not up for a bit of project cooking, there are 90 other inventive recipes to choose from. But it’s the 10 cream-free variations that make this cookbook rise to the top.”—New York Times
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