by Nicole Niedermayer 29 June 2020
Beer ice cream
How to make beer ice cream without an ice cream maker. Super simple and highly rewarding!
Have you ever considered beer ice cream? The combination of ice cream and beer sounds tempting on hot days, but beer ice cream is not that easy to track down. For this reason, we've decided to make it ourselves! We have a great, simple recipe that everyone can manage. Even if you don't have an ice cream machine at home or are not a master chef, you can make this!
2 egg whites
Juice of ½ a lime
Tip: Pour a little cold beer over your ice cream and it's ready.
The beer you choose will affect the flavour of the final product. For example, a light beer such as lager or pilsner will not impart a particularly strong flavour. Rather, a more subtle, mellow taste. A darker beer like a stout or porter on the other hand can give your ice cream more rich, heavier and malty flavours. Lots of stouts and porters have notes of caramel, coffee and chocolate that is worth considering. Similarly, a pale ale or IPA will create a bitterness which can be a good to balance the sweetness.
We also have a recipe for the ultimate guilty pleasure, the ice cream float. This recipe for beer ice cream floats is strictly for adults only. As we suggest above, one option is to put the beer ice cream in a chilled glass with the same beer you used to make it, poured over. However, another option is taking a decadent coffee ice cream and pairing it with a dark, complex porter. Actually, any porter or stout with espresso or chocolate notes will taste phenomenal. Raspberry lambic and chocolate ice cream or white beer and orange sorbet could also work. Or a German wheat beer and a berry ice cream such as strawberry could also will be an interesting combination. This is great opportunity for experimenting, just remember the fundamental pairing rules. Always pair strong flavoured beers with strong flavoured ice cream. The same goes for light beers and milder ice cream flavours.
Use the same method, put a few scoops of ice cream in a chilled glass and pour the beer over.