🏆 2023 BIBA® Non-Fiction: Ice Cream Crafting Winner!
Calm down. Making homemade ice cream isn’t as difficult as you may think. It’s amazing how only a few ingredients commonly found at the grocery store can create endless flavor possibilities. While some ice cream cookbooks can border on the academic or the gourmet, Stop Screaming! is the perfect guide for those starting out making this chilled dessert. Covering both the equipment and techniques to make ice cream at home, Stop Screaming! reveals the barrier to entry for this culinary hobby can be as low as a few hundred dollars. With broad recipes that allow for plenty of experimentation, this cookbook is a great foundation to build upon and eventually reach some truly unique flavors (for example: have you ever had dragon fruit sorbet?). Stop Screaming! has a range of simple to advanced techniques for bases and mix-ins. The permutations of flavor combinations in this cookbook number in the hundreds (eat your heart out, Baskin Robbins). Whether you prefer classics like Vanilla or more complex recipes like Maraschino Cherry Amaretto Chocolate Chip, Stop Screaming! shows how easy it is to make fantastic ice cream in the comfort of your own home.
Benjamin M. Weilert was born in Colorado in 1985. While he went to school for Mechanical Engineering (eventually earning a Master’s Degree), he has found science to be interesting enough to write fiction about it. He likes to classify his novels as “science fantasy,” wherein the science is real and (semi) accurate but portrayed in a fantasy setting to make it accessible to non-scientific readers. If you want stories that are surreptitiously educational, he’s your man.
Before 2009, Benjamin wrote a collection short stories that he had hoped to combine into a novel. While this never happened, he has used the experience to his benefit. One of these short stories, as well as a few poems of his, were published in the Colorado School of Mines’ creative anthology known as High Grade.
During his time in Alabama, he wrote a personal blog of his adventures entitled AlabamAdventures. Upon his return to Colorado, he ended the blog and began a new one, Cinema Connections, where he discusses the connections between a variety of movies.
Every novel he has ever written has been during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). He has won the challenge eleven times in a row and plans to win for many more years. Currently, he is the Municipal Liaison for the Colorado Springs region: helping other novelists find their stories and write them down.
With his years of experience, he joined with fellow Colorado Springs authors as part of The Midnight Writers. Their goal is to help authors become better writers.