July is National Ice Cream Month so I decided to celebrate by pairing some books with ice cream flavours! I know there’s an intense heatwave going on right now so what’s a better way to chill than to read a book and eat some ice cream? All these ice creams are hand drawn with love!

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson gets rocky road ice cream (chocolate ice cream with marshmallows and chopped nuts) because well, it’s about a road trip! I am so clever, I know.

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff is paired with red bean ice cream since that’s a popular flavour in Japan. I thought about pairing it with matcha ice cream or maybe even mochi but I decided red bean matched the cover more. Plus, they’re available on a stick which I think is easier to eat while you’re kicking ass.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azakban by J.K. Rowling mentioned strawberry peanut butter ice cream from Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour. The first book also mentioned chocolate and raspberry ice cream with chopped nuts, which I think sounds excellent! Strawberry peanut butter ice cream is even available at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Orlando. It really does taste like strawberry with bursts of peanut butter, amazing!

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo is a Russian inspired work so I thought maybe I would pair it with their version of ice cream called morozhenoe. Apparently, there are no distinct flavours of Russian ice cream though so then I thought, maybe a vodka ice cream? However, I was not exactly sure how to draw that so I decided on another alcoholic inspired ice cream, rum raisin! I love rum raisin ice cream…without the raisins.

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand is an upcoming delightfully creepy children’s story. When I think creepy, I think of Halloween and pumpkins. Plus, it matches the cover so I think it works out nicely!

Do you have any books you would like to pair with ice cream? Share! I really, really love talking about ice cream.  I hope you guys enjoy a nice ice cream cone this month! Unless you hate ice cream. Then I am not sure how you live with yourself. Just kidding. Maybe. 

25 Responses to “happy national ice cream month! have some ice cream while reading!”

  1. Oh gosh, I’m addicted to ice cream. You really matched up these well. I’m not sure I could be so clever…good job!!
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  2. Alissa says:

    This is the cutest/coolest (pun not intended) thing ever. And I think the matches are pretty fitting!
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  3. Sorcha says:

    What a cute idea! I’m off now to use this excuse to mainline as much ice cream in one month as possible.
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  4. Who would have thought ice-cream and books could be so compatible? Rocky Road ice-cream sounds DELICIOUS. I need some of that. ;)
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  5. This is a freaking cute post :)))))) Can’t wait to read Stormdancer and Shadow and Bone was amazing! Happy Sunday Girls!
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  6. Born Bookish says:

    I think this is the cutest post I’ve ever seen Elena!! What an awesome idea! I didn’t know July was National Ice Cream Month, but now that I do I’m going to use it as my excuse to eat loads, and loads of ice cream =D
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  7. AWESOME. I love this post! I think it’s a fantastic idea – and now I want some ice cream!
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  8. Hilda K says:

    Elena, I think this is this one of the loveliest post ever I’ve ever read in your blog! <3 I LOVE ice cream. Seriously, I don't think I could live without that food (hyperbolic I know, and yes I call ice cream food). I love it that you mentioned ice cream from Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour, reading that part in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azakban always makes me yearning to hang out with Harry! ;)

    Awesome post, Elena! Love your pictures – VERY CUTE! :)

  9. Daniela says:

    This is such a cute post! I love the matches you made. Now I really want some ice cream, especially with the crazy hot weather we’ve been having.
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  10. Karen says:

    I haven’t read any of these books yet but I’ll be more than happy to *research* the ice cream!

    What a great idea! I’m reading 52 Reasons Why I Hate My Father now. Should I sample 52 flavors of ice cream??? mmmm
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  11. Heather K. says:

    What a great idea! I love this post and you did such a great job with your choices!YUMMY!;)

  12. Oh goodness… I kind of love you :D

    I’m SO not good at this, but I think The Hunt, by Andrew Fukuda would be some kind of Blood Orange sorbet, and The Selection by Keira Cass waould have to be mint… because of the cover :P

  13. Celine says:


    I really should associate books with ice cream. It makes books sound YUMMY! :P

    Yay! I love rocky road ice cream and I LOVE Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour! And red bean ice cream with Stormdancer? PERFECT!

    Awesome post, Elena! ♥
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  14. Estelle says:

    I swear. I come home every day and tell my husband I want ice cream. IT’S A SICKNESS!
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  15. OH MY GOSH, YOU ARE THE CUTEST GIRL EVER!! *hugs youuu* I don’t think there’s ever been a better combination since… well, ever! Ice cream and books, added to the beautiful summer weather, sounds PERFECTION to me! ;) I think I died a little of giggles when you said that red bean ice cream is available on a stick which is perfect for kicking ass — that’s the best thing I’ve ever heard! I really need to get some now, because I totally plan on kicking ass this summer :’)

    Loooooooooooove this post so much, Elena!! You’re the most creative person ever — I’m craving ice cream now! x) <3
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  16. This is just too cute ! :)
    I love the post and I think you matched the books with their ice creams very well.
    Now I feel like eating an ice cream but it’s so freezing cold out where I am. :(
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  17. This is adorable! I love it!! The pictures are so cute and I love your pairings. I’ve never had pumpkin spice ice cream but it sounds DELICIOUS.

  18. Aylee says:

    Heh, such a cute post! The flavours from Florean Fortescue’s always sounded good to me!

  19. BEST POST EVER! Happy National Ice Cream Month…

    dang. it. now i want to skip lunch and have ice cream! (BAD, Elena!)
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  20. Ohh, this is the best idea ever! I have the strangest craving for ice cream now…
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