BEER ICE CREAM
The deep chocolate and coffee flavors in porters and stouts lends a rich complexity to ice cream. Even non-beer lovers will appreciate this adult twist on the classic, summer-time treat.
2 cups non-dairy creamer
1 cup stout or porter beer (make it one you love to drink!)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 oz. chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
Mix 1/4 cup soy creamer and arrowroot powder. Set aside.
Add remaining creamer, beer, maple syrup, cocoa powder and chocolate to saucepan over medium-high heat.
Bring mixture to a boil.
Add arrowroot mixture and vanilla and remove from heat.
Transfer to a large bowl and allow to cool for at least two hours.
Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions.
Beer is a fickle mistress.
So is this ice cream.
It was the consistency of soft-serve upon removal from the ice cream maker.
Firm it up in the freezer for another hour or two.
Have a beer….or five….while you wait.
Remove from freezer ten minutes before serving for optimum scoop-ability.
C’mon….use those beer muscles.