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Beer and ice cream

rworange | Apr 26, 2006 12:38 AM

So a local SF restaurant is serving a Guinnes float. I've been noticing that there seems to be more beer flavored ice cream.

Has anyone actually tried beer with a scoop of ice cream in it? What flavor would go best.

I've tried two beer ice creams. The first by Cioa Bella was disappointing. It tasted like flat beer.

The beer float posts were getting me, so I bought a pint of Ben and Jerry's 'beer-flavored' ice cream.

It tastes really good. However, IMO, it is really chocolate malt ball ice cream and not a stout and chocolate ice cream.

When I told my S/O is was beer ice cream, he just said "Noooo".

The carton says "cream stout ice cream with a whirl of chocolate ice cream"

However the ingrediant list has no beer in it (when will I learn to read the ingrediants first).

It is made of "Cream, Liquid Sugar, Skim Milk, Water, Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Egg Yolks, Malted Milk Powder, Natural Flavors, Guar Gum, Chocolate Extract, Carrageenan"

Malted milk powder ... like I said, it is really malted milk ball ice cream.

Really odd how the suggestion it is beer flavored will make you think it is beer flavored. I tried it before reading the ingrediants and thought it had the flavor of a light foamy head of beer. However it just didn't seem exactly right so I checked the ingrediant list.

Looking around on the web, people like the stuff and if they haven't read the ingrediant list, they do think it is beer ice cream.

My favorite comment was someone wondering how many pints you would have to eat before getting a buzz.

Anyway, beer ice cream or not it is pretty good. I contemplated putting a scoop in a glass of beer, but thought I'd see if anyone tried a beer float before.

Ben and Jerry goofed and called it 'Black and Tan' after the drink. Turns out it didn't make the Irish happy since that was the name of a brutal police force who were so named for the black and tan uniforms.

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060421/o...

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