The Ice Kitchen

The Ice Kitchen
Genre : Cookery
Published : 30 Apr 2020 - HarperCollins
Every kitchen has a freezer, and yet no one really knows how to use it properly. Learn how to cook the Ice Kitchen Method – maximise convenience, cut down on food waste and save money and time, without sacrificing flavour.

Each recipe serves 4 for now, and 4 for later – half designed to be eaten at once, the other to be safely stored away and deployed again in a time of need. Amongst her clever 100 recipes covering off Breakfast and Brunch, Main Meals, Cool Treats, step into Shivi’s clever world of freezer filing, ice cube butters and sauces, including her magic no-cook Ice Kitchen jam.

Almost every dish in this book can be safely recooked straight from frozen – no defrosting ahead needed – with each meal designed to work flawlessly second time around without compromising on taste or texture.


Shivi Ramoutar’s new book is as clever in format as it is beautifully designed - a well-thought out concept with invaluable tips for making the most of your time and ingredients. It promises - and delivers - an efficient way of organising not just your freezer, but your kitchen and the way you think about meal-prep - it’s the way I’d like my kitchen to run. The recipes are fresh, modern and achievable - I’m particularly excited make the cheat’s Jamaican beef patties, the pineapple fried rice, the lamb, cherry and pinenut meatballs, the Korean cauliflower poppers and sriracha lime and coriander butter. I particularly like the helpful tables of how to freeze and defrost safely, which foods you can and can’t freeze and how to prepare them.

Rukmini Iyer

This is such a clever and useful book. Shivi’s fabulous recipes will get every home cook making the most of their freezer and stocking up on delicious meals for the week. 

Rosie Birkett