Ever since SoSG Sax mentioned he had a Guinness milkshake at the Roosevelt Hotel yesterday, our commenters have been buzzing (or buzzed) about getting themselves a piece of that foamy, creamy action. For those of you scoring at home, SoSG proudly presents a couple of recipes so you can enjoy the froth without changing out of your PJs.
From The Kitchn:
The concept is simple: combine vanilla or chocolate ice cream with Guinness stout, blend until thick, and enjoy. A good general rule is equal parts of beer and ice cream, but you can adapt the proportions to suit your preference for thick or thin milkshakes.
Some of you are probably agog at the idea, thinking it's a good way to screw up a nice stout (or some great ice cream). But trust us on this one. The malt in Guinness adds a nuttiness, while the sweetness of the ice cream complements the bitterness of the beer. You can make a beer milkshake with any kind of beer, but the thickness and maltiness of Guinness make it the best choice.
And a lighter version, from Sodahead:
4 ounces Guinness
14 ounces super-premium vanilla ice cream
Whipped cream, for garnish
Green chocolate-covered sunflower seeds, for garnish
Combine ice cream and Guinness in a blender. Pour into a glass, then add a swirl of whipped cream and sunflower seeds to taste.
Guinness and vanilla ice cream, topped with whipped cream and white chocolate. You could definitely taste the beer, but it was smooth, creamy and sweet. Extremely delicious.
top photo by Flickr user revrev