About Elsa Petersen-Schepelern

Elsa Petersen Schepelern

Elsa Petersen Schepelern is a Danish-Australian food and wine author and editor. She has written over 20 cookbooks, many of which focus on one singular topic, such as Cool Smoothies, Juice and Tonics, Salads, and Pumpkin, Butternut and Squash. Elsa Petersen-Schepelern began her working life as a publicist for movie stars, best-selling novelists, sportsmen and comedians, as well as top chefs, before focusing on food. Elsa resides in London.

A person holding an ice cream cone filled with rich vanilla ice cream.

Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream. Just sorta defines summer, yes? And what better way can you imagine spending a lazy afternoon than making and devouring this childhood classic?

A pot of rosemary infused tea with rosemary sprigs sticking out the top and a glass beside it.

Rosemary Infused Tea

A tisane is essentially an infusion of herbs, flowers, or leaves, much like herbal tea. Here, take a sip of soothing rosemary and sweet, sweet honey and tell us it’s not like an instant spa treatment.

Hot chocolate sauce drizzled over scoops of vanilla ice cream and chopped nuts in a metal bowl.

Hot Chocolate Sauce

A soda fountain mainstay, this classic chocolate sauce ought to be kept on hand at all times for ice cream emergencies.

2 black cow beverages in fountain glasses with straws and scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Black Cow

This black cow is a classic ice float and is pure nostalgia for the true ice cream parlor lover. Root beer makes the cow black. Cola makes her brown.