Eating this delicious ice cream is much more satisfying than just drinking beer straight out of the bottle and would taste absolutely amazing sandwiched between two cookies or served on top of chocolaty brownies. For the ultimate ice cream, try sprinkling bacon bits on the top or covering the ice cream with decadent chocolate shell, yuuum!
Step 1: Gather Ingredients
• 5 egg yolks
• 12 oz of beer (one bottle)
• 1 cup heavy whipping cream
• 1 cup milk
• about 1/4 cup sugar
• a pinch of salt (optional)
• a splash of pure vanilla extract(optional)
For this recipe you will need one bottle of beer. I asked Bricobart himself and he suggests using a dark beer ...view middle of the document...
Start off by whisking the egg yolks and sugar together until they turn a pale yellow. At the same time heat the milk and cream in a saucepan on low heat, stirring occasionally. Once you notice the milk and cream mixture has formed a slight layer of "skin" like in the third picture, take it off the heat.
2. Pour a small amount of the hot milk mixture into the eggs and whisk at the same time. You want to spoon in a little bit of the hot milk mixture at a time and continue whisking or else you could be left with scrambled eggs instead of a creamy custard.
3. Once the two mixtures are combined, pour back into the saucepan and heat on low. This process thickens the custard and will make the ice cream more creamy, however you don't want the temperature to go above 185 degrees Fahrenheit or else you risk the egg in the mixture turning into small chunks. I recommend using a cooking thermometer and taking the mixture off of the heat when it reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don't have a thermometer you can tell when the custard is done when it is thick enough to coat a wooden spoon. Congrats, you've just made some custard!
Step 3: Straining and Chilling
1. Run your custard mix through a sieve to get rid of any chunks of egg that may have formed. This step is optional but highly recommended .
2. Place the custard in the refrigerator to chill while working on the next step.
Step 4: Reducing the Beer
1. Pour one bottle of beer into a saucepan and heat on the lowest setting. This will reduce the amount of water and alcohol that is in the beer. You still...