Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Last spring we were invited to Sheri's house for dinner and she told me the dinner theme would be "bar food" so I offered to make Beer Ice Cream. I had been inspired and waiting for an opportunity to make this, I had researched so many different recipes and finally found one that used whole eggs, which is my preference, partly to cut fat, and partly to limit waste of ingredients. It was on a blog somewhere on the internet, from who knows where. It originally used regular beer reduced down to a thick syrup, so it was a no brainer to swap out the beer for a gluten free one.
It came out better than I could have figured, deliciously creamy, but with a hint of the bitterness from the beer in the background. I had puzzled about possible toppings for a while, wondering what goes with beer, then it dawned on me! What doesn't go with beer!! We put everything on it, I'm not kidding, I was inspired by "bar snacks" and went from there. Crushed pretzels, stale popcorn, honey roasted peanuts, chocolate sauce, and carmel sauce, and finally a side of chocolate chip cookies. You can see this was a healthy low fat dessert.
I went back to the computer the other day to dig out the bookmarked website where I had originally pulled the Beer Ice Cream recipe, only to find it missing. The blog/website was shut down and the recipe completely missing. My wonderful husband tried and tried and even went through the entire computer's internet history trying to find the recipe for me. So sad! But I do have the delicious memories, and some yummy pictures. If anyone finds a recipe using whole eggs please let me know.