Monday, August 17, 2009

Sláinte!

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.

Bottoms up!

top photo by Flickr user revrev

5 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Pity that today is a workday. Alas, work is the curse of the drinking class.

Note that I threw in the idea of adding a bit of Bailey's to the Guinness milkshake concept. I'll do some "experimenting" with it this week and report on results.

Thx for posting these recipes!

Paul said...

I am heading down to see our boys on Friday night and Saturday and a Guinness milkshake is on the to drink list.

Dr. Geek said...

I wonder if this works the same with soy ice cream . . .

Josh S. said...

I assume the bottled Guinness with the little whooziwhatsis inside works best for this, unless you have free access to a tap.

Steve Sax said...

I think I may have swallowed said carbon-dioxide-filled-ball.

Gulp.