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Honey, can you get me a beer?

March 15, 2011

Sure, I will get you a beer.

Mug o' Beer

 

Yes, readers I made beer ice cream.  Guinness Beer Ice Cream.

Dreams can come true

This ice cream could bring even the most stable man to his knees.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

I confessed to a friend that I started to drink coffee and somehow we then jumped to drinking beer.  I told her that the only beer I can drink (and by drink I mean have oh, say 4 sips) is Guinness.  She laughed and told me that over 10 years ago, her husband ate Guinness Ice Cream on a patio in Texas.  He had not had any since then, but dreamed of being reunited with the magic of beer dessert.  When I hear something like that, I hear a challenge.  That conversation was on Thursday and on Sunday her husband ate Guinness Ice Cream for brunch.

I adapted (very slightly) David Lebovitz’s Ice Cream recipe that I found here at thekitchn.com. Normally, I would put the recipe for ease.  However, I do not want to break any copyright laws so click on the link and find the recipe, but make sure you come back here to read more of my posts.  You can also purchase his book Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments (which you should own if you own an ice cream maker, great book).

Mr. Lebovitz made his ice cream with milk chocolate and I did not have any on hand.  I added a homemade chocolate syrup (listed below) to the custard once I removed it from the heat before I added the cream.

I am not a beer fan so I am not the best judge of the ice cream.  The friend enjoyed it and my husband asked me to marry him all over again.

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

3 T boiling water

2 T cocoa

2 T sugar

1/4 t vanilla extract

1/8 tsp vegetable oil

pinch of salt

Mix all together till dissolved.  Very rich small amount of chocolate syrup.

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3 Comments
  1. This is simply brilliant! Now, if only I can find a restaurant in New York City that will serve this.

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