Nov 18, 2017 Last Updated 6:31 AM, Nov 9, 2017

Van Leeuwen’s Ice Cream Secrets

Van Leeuwen’s Ice Cream Secrets

Determined to revive traditional ice cream making using only whole ingredients sourced from the finest small producers, Laura O’Neill, Ben Van Leeuwen and Pete Van Leeuwen opened Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream in 2008 in Green Point, 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. And now they have a cookbook that shares the recipes for their famous creations: Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream (Ecco, 2015). The book includes ice cream recipes for every palate and season, from beloved flavors 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 Fraiche. 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. Available at


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