Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book

The owners of San Francisco’s coolest ice creamery are releasing their very own cookbook later this week. Jake Godby and Sean Vahey put Humphry Slocombe (2790 Harrison Street) on the map with inventive flavors like Harvey Milk and Honey and Secret Breakfast–featuring bourbon and corn flakes. The new book encourages dessert lovers to take a stab at making their own ice cream at home.

I’ve never tried this seemingly labor-intensive process myself, as it does help to have your own specifically-designed machine, which can often run upwards of $500. Fortunately, however, there are ways around expensive machinery by using more common household appliances such as CuisinArts. Humphry Slocombe is so imaginative with the combinations they offer that this cookbook might actually be the one that inspires me to finally attempt homemade ice cream.

Available at several popular restaurants throughout the city, including Umami Burger, Slocombe has amassed quite the fervent following over the past few years so it’s going to be interesting to see how a broader audience reacts to the eclectic proclivities of Vahey and Godby. The book will be available nationally on starting on April 25th.