Delightful Photo Series ‘Ice Cream Books’ is a Dessert and Lit Lover’s Dream


There are a few things in this world we like more than dessert and books. The beautiful art project Ice Cream Books, which we learned about on Trendland, tempts us with lovely book cover designs and frozen treats — all in the same photograph. The bold colors and sticky-sweet cones with melting deliciousness all over the pages of Kurt Vonnegut and other beloved authors is a visual delight. See more Ice Cream Books in our gallery — and then immediately eat your favorite frozen flavor and indulge in a good read.

The Postmortal by Drew Magary with a Strawberry Paleo Passion Pop. Cover by Gregg Kulick. Cover Illustration by Kristian Hammerstad.

3 Sections: Poems by Vijay Seshadri with 3 Magnum Almond Ice Cream Bars. Jacket by Jeenee Lee Design.

The Asylum: True Tales of Madness from a Life in Fashion by Simon Doonan with a pack of Weight Watchers Snack Size Double Caramel Swirl Ice Cream Cones. Cover by Spencer Kimble.

A Guide To Being Born by Ramona Ausubel with a Divino gelato filled Amalfi Lemon. Cover by Alex Merto based on original illustration by Lou Beach.

The Silo Effect by Gillian Tett with a stack of Klondike Bars. Cover by Nico Taylor.

Portable Curiosities by Julie Koh with a Mister Softee Cherry Dip Cone. Cover and illustration by Josh Durham.

Letter to a Future Lover: Marginalia, Errata, Secrets, Inscriptions, and Other Ephemera Found in Libraries by Ander Monson with a Choco Taco. Cover by Marian Bantjes.

Vessels: A Memoir of What Wasn’t by Daniel Raeburn with 4 Skinny Cow Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich wheels. Jacket by Ceara Elliot.

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch with Gastronaut Freeze-dried Ice Cream. Jacket by Christopher Brand.

Rabbit Redux by John Updike with a Popsicle Red White and Blue Big Stick.

The Whale: A Love Story by Mark Beauregard with a Carvel Fudgie The Whale Ice Cream Cake. Jacket by Christopher Silas Neal.

Book of Numbers by Joshua Cohen with 3 scoops of Dreyer’s Mint Chocolate Chip. Jacket by Oliver Munday.