I'm an experienced home ice cream maker and bought this book looking for new ideas and inspiration, perhaps some new techniques/tricks, after reading positive reviews on book sellers sites (I now suspect they all written b the publisher and friends of the author) What a disappointment. It is written solely for the US market. Everything is measured in US cups and spoons (impossible to buy downunder). Given the volume to weight differential with various ingredients, even ounces would be a preference as we can get scales and measuring jugs with both US and Aussie. If you don't understand that - think about 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of butter. They do not weight the same, so unless you have a US cup, it's almost impossible to measure. The recipes are quite bland too. Barely a tablespoon of alcohol in sight, and nada a mention of things like Basil, or Earl Grey Tea. They seem to be the flavours of ice cream that one can buy at any Ben & Jerry store, nothing else. It doesn't even include that American fad 'Bacon Ice Cream'!! I did manage to make a couple of the fruit flavours with extensive use of Google to find out the weight of ingredients (took hours & hours) and they simply were not worth the effort - very pedestrian. The extensive use of corn flour & corn syrup was also a disappointment. This is the last time I will ever purchase a US recipe book sans preview.