Giveaway: The Perfect Scoop By David Lebovitz


Have you ever met someone that doesn’t like ice cream?  I haven’t!  When I think of summer, one of my favorite things to do is indulging in a delicious hot fudge sundae at Kimball Farm.  Well, this year I started making my own ice cream and I can’t believe how easy it is.  I checked out a number of ice cream cookbooks on line, and found that The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz, has often been referred to as the “ice cream bible.”  After testing out 3 recipes from his book, I can see why it has gotten such rave reviews!


About the Author

David Lebovitz is a sought-after cooking instructor with an award-winning food blog ( Trained as a pastry chef in France and Belgium, David worked at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California for twelve years. He now lives in Paris, France, where he leads culinary tours of the city.


David’s cookbook includes ice creams, sorbets and sherbets, granitas, sauces and toppings, mix-ins, and vessels.  Each recipe is followed by his “PERFECT PAIRINGS” where you can turn that recipe into one or more other creations.  For his Coffee Ice Cream on page 34 (which is out of this world and I didn’t get a chance to photo), he includes this perfect pairing:


Make Coffee Ice Cream Brownie Sundaes by topping brownies (pages 220 and 221) with scoops of Coffee Ice Cream, then spooning Mocha Sauce (page 166) over the top, and finishing with a final flourish of French Almonds (page 189).


If that doesn’t make your mouth water, check out my two photos below!


The first recipe I tried is the Chocolate Ice Cream on page 26.  As we say here in New England…it’s “wicked” chocolatey!  It really is creamy and decadent!  I simply can’t say enough about it.  I added some chopped almonds to my bowl for good measure.  :)


Another great recipe on page 116-117, is Lemon Sherbet.  This has just the right amount of lemon for my taste and is so refreshing on a hot, summer day!  Love it!

This is definitely one of my favorite cookbooks that I’ve reviewed this year.  The recipes that I tried so far are fail proof and so darn good!  I highly recommend it!

Would you like to win a copy of The Perfect Scoop?  Here’s what you need to do!


Mandatory Entry: Tell me which frozen treat you prefer…ice cream, sorbet, sherbet, or granitas.  Don’t forget to include your email address in the designated email box in your comment.


Optional Entries (eligible after completing the mandatory entry above) You can do any or all of the following for one extra entry each. Please leave a separate comment (below) for each that you have done.


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4. Follow me on Twitter.  @JaneDoiron

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9. Write a post about this giveaway on your blog. (Leave a link to your post.)

This giveaway will end on Wednesday, July 20th at 6:00 pm EST. THIS GIVEAWAY IS OVER!  It is open to the U.S. only. The winner will be chosen by and will be contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, the comments not meeting the requirements will be deleted. Good luck!

*I received a copy of The Perfect Scoop for the purpose of this review/giveaway.  The comments in this post are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.



  1. 1
    Krissa says:

    Ice cream is definitely my favorite!

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    Molly says:

    Despite my lactose intolerance, my favorite frozen confection remains ice cream.

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    Krissa says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

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    Krissa says:

    I follow you on GFC.

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    Krissa says:

    I’m a fan on FB.

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    Katy says:

    My favorite is coffee ice cream.

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    Katy says:

    I follow via GFC.

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    Lark says:

    Oh I have been on a “kick” lately of making Homemade Ice Cream! This is just what I need! :)

    I am a follower, I am your FB “fan”, and I just shared this link on FB.

    Thank for having such wonderful giveaways!

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    Definitely ice cream. Dark chocolate with almonds. Heaven.

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    I follow you on GFC.

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    I follow you on Twitter (@amyradish)

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    Shared on FB!

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    Darlene M says:

    Ice cream of course

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    Oh I have been coveting that book for a year now and would LOVE to win! My favorite it a good, old-fanshioned chocolate ice cream. Yumm!

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    I “like” you on FB!

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    Lacey says:

    I have to go with the good ol’ fashioned Ice Cream. The other treats are good, but nothing can top ice cream for me!

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    I love vanilla ice cream with chunks in it, like cookies or candy, topped with caramel sauce. MM! Your pictures are awesome…as always.

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    I’m a FB fan of yours..

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    I follow your blog via email so I never miss a post…=)

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    I posted this giveaway on my FB home page..

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    Jen N. Johnson says:

    Ice cream is, by far, my favorite, but I love any kind of frozen treat :)

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    Mary says:

    Ice cream is, by far, my favorite,

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    Mary Lou Robbins says:

    ICE CREAM!!!

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    Angela W says:

    Sorbet! I love the freshness of it as opposed to the creaminess of ice cream.

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    Angela W says:

    I follow you on GFC as Fab Find Foodie

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    Angela W says:

    I’m a fan of Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms on Facebook (Angela Williamson)

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    Angela W says:

    I follow you on Twitter as @FabFindFoodie

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    Angela W says:

    I follow you on NetworkedBlogs as Angela Williamson.

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    denise says:

    I love, love, love ice cream. Regular, full of fat(none of that light stuff)…

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    basilmomma says:

    I am following in EVERY way :) As well as on FB!

    I love, LOVE good chocolate ice cream!

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    Tessa says:

    It’s definitely a “treat,” but I have to say ice cream!

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    I think my favorite is ice cream sandwiches. Like the other gal above I have trouble with dairy, soy and whey - but if I am craving ice cream I just make sure I plan on a 2 day weekend/day off so I can enjoy it and not worry about problems with the dairy at work. That way I can have my ice and enjoy my cream too!

    LOL - tina “The book Lady”

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    I’m following you on Twitter: @familyliteracy

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    I already get your newsletter - like clock work!

    Where did you get your “Subscribe to my blog” gadget?


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    I’m already following you on FB (Tina Peterson)

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    Elizabeth says:

    I love ice cream. My favorites are butter pecan and cookies and cream.

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    Elizabeth says:

    I follow you via e-mail subscriber.

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    Kristi says:

    Ice cream is my favorite! I’ve been wanting to make my own too!

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    Kristi says:

    I follow you on Twitter @kristiannm

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    Kristi says:

    I follow you on GFC.

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    Kristi says:

    I subscribe to your blog.

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    debbie says:

    I love ice cream.

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    debbie says:

    I am a email subscriber.

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    Beth Eberhardt says:

    I get your emails and I liked you on Facebook.

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    Amy K says:

    Most definitely ice cream. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Amy K says:

    I am a follower.

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    Amy K says:

    I am a fan of yours on FB.

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    Sarah says:

    I would have to say my favorite is ice cream

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    Sarah says:

    I follow you via e-mail also.

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    Sarah says:

    I am a fan of Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms on facebook.

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    dianad says:

    Ice cream. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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    dianad says:

    GFC follower. Thanks

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    dianad says:

    Email subscriber. Thanks

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    Andrea D. says:

    I am a big ice cream or sorbet fan.

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    Andrea D. says:

    I am a facebook fan of yours.

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    Andrea D. says:

    I am an email subscriber.

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    Eibhlin says:

    For me, on a sultry summer day, it has to be orange sherbet. I’m reminded of the sound of the milkman arriving on our street, when I was a child. In the summer, every kid for four blocks would rush to buy a Hoodsie cup with the little wooden spoon.

    Most of the year, ice cream is my first choice. However, on a steamy day in New England, sherbet is definitely the best.

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    Cindy B. says:

    I LOVE THEM ALL ! But if I have to choose, I pick ice cream!

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    Cindy B. says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email.

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    Cindy B. says:

    I follow you on Twitter. @JaneDoiron

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    Cindy B. says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway.

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    Cindy B. says:

    I’m a fan of Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms on Facebook.

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    Cindy B. says:

    I shared this giveaway on Facebook .

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    Christy says:

    Ice Cream! You scream . . . we all scream for ice cream.

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    Christy says:

    I follow

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    Christy says:

    I subscribe

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    Christy says:

    facebook fan

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    mary coleman says:

    Ice Cream all the way for me…………

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    mary coleman says:

    I follow via GFC

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    mary coleman says:

    Subscribed via email too.

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    mary coleman says:

    I am also a fan on fb………

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    mary coleman says:

    follow via networked blogs too.

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    Kaycee says:

    I’ll start by saying, is it bad that I had to stop and think AND use my fingers to add up the spam question??? LOL. My family must be driving me batty! I have to say, my favorite is ICE CREAM!!! (and we all screamed in our heads when we read that! LOL) We are having an ice cream social at our church Sunday so I’m trying out new recipes for our little contest. Very pleasing taste testing! LOL

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    Kaycee says:

    Ha! Didn’t have to think on the spam protection that time!!! LOL. Following on facebook!

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    Mary says:

    Ice cream is my favorite!

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    Mary says:

    Subscribed via email

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    Absolutely…ICE CREAM!!!

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    I’m a fan on FB!

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    jengd says:

    I’m not sure I what I like the most- it somewhat depends on the day and weather. Ice cream is great but sherbet and sorbet can be so refreshing. I have to admit I think I’ve only had granita once and don’t really remember it.

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    jengd says:

    I follow you via GFC

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    jengd says:

    I subscribe to you

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    jengd says:

    I follow you on Networked Blogs

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    jengd says:

    I’m a FB fan of yours

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    Ice cream is my favorite.

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    I follow you on twitter.

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    I subscribe via email

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    april v says:

    I love Sorbet!

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    april v says:

    GFC follower!

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    Terri S. says:

    I love ice cream and pistachio nut ice cream is my favorite frozen treat. I wonder if he has a recipe for it in his book? :-)

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    Terri S. says:

    Follower via GFC - Terri

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    Terri S. says:

    Subscriber to your blog by email.

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    Brooke says:

    I prefer Ice Cream or sorbet. I wouldn’t say no to any of them, though! ;)

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    Brooke says:

    Following you via Google Friend Connect

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    I follow you on twitter!

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    And ice cream is my favorite, chocolate mint to be exact. Although I am partial to vanilla on a hot day.

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    Sue Klingseis says:

    I prefer ice cream and coffee is my favorite.

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    Sue Klingseis says:

    I subscribe via email.

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    Kimberly says:

    My favorite is ice cream

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    Kimberly says:

    GFC follower

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    Kimberly says:

    Email follower

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    Kimberly says:

    I like you on FB
    Kimberly Schotz

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    Sara G says:

    Ice cream

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    Sara G says:

    Email subscriber

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    Malerie C. says:

    Ice cream, always and forever!

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    Malerie C. says:

    FB fan

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    Kaycee says:

    Tweeted your giveaway!!! *fingers crossed*

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    Kaycee says:

    Following on Networked Blogs!!!

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    rajee says:

    Vanilla Ice cream is definitely my favorite!—————-

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    rajee says:

    FB fan

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    rajee says:

    gfc follower

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    rajee says:

    follow u on twitter+

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    Marcia Smith says:

    Hoping you meant Wednesday July 20…and not Monday July 18…

    Ice cream is my fave.

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    Marcia Smith says:

    Fan on FB too!

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    Kristi M says:

    FB Fan!

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    Kristi M says:

    Ice Cream!!!

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    Linda says:

    I love all kinds of ice cream and love especially that my husband works for an ice cream company. I follow the blog and tweet.

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    Tiffany LaCourse says:

    I love sherbert!

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    Tiffany LaCourse says:

    Follow you on GFC
    Tiffany Ann*

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    Tiffany LaCourse says:

    Subscribed to your email

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    Shared on FB

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