Winter or summer, I never say no to a cool beer. So it seemed only natural that I should create beer ice cream.
I won’t lie, this is one of the best ice creams you’ll ever have the pleasure of eating. That is, if you enjoy beer. It’s ultra creamy and the subtle hint of malt and hops leaves you wondering why this flavour isn’t already sold as a McFlurry option.
How this beer ice cream was born
I decided to take a trip to the local bottle shop to find a good beer for this dessert. The guy behind the counter, a Brunswick hipster, was a wealth of information. He recommended Monteith’s Black Beer. According to the brewery, it’s a “dark beer blended from five malts with biscuit, caramel, chocolate and coffee flavours”. Ideal for ice cream.
The ice cream base I chose was a creamy, French vanilla style recipe which joins forces with dark beer to create a superb ice cream. You can reduce the egg yolks if you want a lighter dessert.