Black and Tan Ice Cream PLUS a Giveaway!

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I have to say. This “job” we have. The one where we take tasty beer and mesh it with tasty food and make something even better. Even tastier?

It is a TOUGH JOB!

Like for instance, when I set out to create this Black and Tan Ice Cream, I had to pick the right beer for the recipe. When you make beer ice cream, that is a muy important step. It is really an important step when you make anything with beer. If you don’t like the taste of the beer out of the glass or the can or bottle, you sure as hell won’t like it when you mix it with food. Jeff & I have :shudder: wasted our share of beer and varied food ingredients. Or just ate while choking back disgust.

“HOW DID WE THINK THIS WOULD WORK?”

Which brings me back to the hardest part of this job. The right beer. The PERFECT beer for the job. And the only way to find that beer, is to TASTE beer. LOTS and LOTS of beer. I went thru a freakin’ gaggle of pale ales for the ice cream base on this recipe. To the point where all the flavors started blending. And my eyes starting crossing. And my words starting slurring… but in the end I found the right beer. I think. It is all pretty hazy really.

And this is also the reason why we stick to telling you the style of beer we are using and only RARELY specify the actual beer used for our recipes. Because my favorite pale ale and your favorite pale ale and grandpa’s favorite pale ale – all completely different.

So taste taste taste your way thru ALL THE BEERS. It is the only right thing to do.

This is a multi-part recipe but worth the time it takes. Plus you get a bonus brownie recipe. Ka-Ching!

First, the Chocolate Stout Brownies.

Chocolate Stout Brownies

1 bottle of your favorite stout. (I used a regular stout, but the options are endless. Cherry Stout your favorite? Chocolate cherry brownies!)
2.5 cups of sugar, divided
1 cup cocoa powder
1 stick of butter, room temperature
2 t vanilla
4 eggs
1 1/3 cup flour
Optional- 1 cup peanut butter morsels or 1 cup of chopped walnuts or use your imagination…

Preheat oven to 325°.

Taste your beer.

Like it? Pour it into your pot and bring to boil over low heat, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the cocoa powder and 1 1/2 cups of sugar. Mix till everything is dissolved. Let cool.

In the bowl of your mixer cream the butter, 1 cup of sugar, vanilla and eggs. Slowly add the cooled beer mixture and mix well. Add the optional ingredients.

Pour into a prepared 11 x 7 (or comparable sized) pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until center is set. Allow to cool completely. Cube about 1-2 cups of brownie into 1/2″ cubes and freeze. Eat the rest.

Onto the next step,

Black & Tan Ice Cream

Pale Ale Ice Cream

A bottle of your favorite pale ale (I do recommend a lighter pale ale.)
1 8 oz block cream cheese, cut into small chunks
1 1/2 C half and half (Yes whole cream would work here too.)
2 egg yolks (Save those whites for a tasty egg white omelet!)
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
pinch of salt
1 vanilla bean, scraped. (Tip- Save the bean pod in a jar of granulated sugar for some tasty vanilla sugar!)

In a heavy bottomed pan bring the ale to a slow and low simmer over low heat. You do not want to rush this because too much heat too fast can change the taste of your chosen ale and ruin the flavor.

In a separate bowl, combine the half and half, the egg yolks, sugar and salt. Mix well.

Once the beer is simmering, add the cream cheese and stir till melted and blended. This part can take a while. Don’t be tempted to jack the heat up to move it along (so says the experienced one…). Then add the vanilla bean caviar.

Remove from heat and while constantly stirring slowly add the half & half mixture. When it is all combined, return to heat and bring to a low boil. Do not burn! OMG DON’T BURN!! Low and slow is your friend. Heat till the mixture coats the back of a spoon.

Remove from heat and allow to cool. Refrigerate over night.

Now just follow the instructions on your ice cream maker. Adding in chopped bits of brownie at the final 5 minutes of mixing to get your Black and Tan Ice Cream!

You do HAVE an ice cream maker right?

Wait. You followed all these steps and you DO NOT EVEN HAVE AN ICE CREAM MAKER? The HORROR! Well let’s remedy that then shall we.

I made my fabulous ice cream in one Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker. Wow that is a mouth full. A TWO QUART mouthful! Trust me when I say that is a LOT of ice cream! You can make less but really… why? Anyway, this ice cream maker was given to me by the good folks over at Cuisinart to test out and see what I think. And I think it ROCKS. This thing is FAST! And unlike my other maker does not heat up during spinning causing ice crystals in my cream. I love that I can make enough for visiting friends on the fly and clean up is a breeze. Which I like because you know after you make the ice cream, really, the fun is over. Till it is time to eat.

But let’s get back to YOUR problem. No ice cream maker. You can BUY ONE, or you can win one RIGHT HERE! My new best friends at Cuisinart have provided me with ANOTHER Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker (Suggest retail value $145.00) to give away to one lucky reader. (which is good coz we HAVE only one reader – yay you!)

The rules are simple.

Leave us a comment here telling us If you could make any ice cream flavor at all – what would it be? No answer is too weird. (You know you want that taco ice cream.)

For additional, completely optional entries:

  1. Tweet about this contest: “Win a Cuisinart 2qt ice cream maker from @mycuisinart & HeCooksSheCooks.com / @bodaciousgirl http://bit.ly/BeerIceCream” Then come back and leave an additional comment telling us you tweeted.
  2. Share this giveaway on Facebook (feel free to use the social love links below). Come back and leave an additional comment.
  3. Stumble this page with a thumbs up (feel free to use the social love links below) and you’ll get one more entry. Be sure to comment and let me know that you did!
  4. Like Cuisinart on Facebook, and leave yet another comment here.

SO that would give you a total of FIVE entries to win this AHMAZING ice cream maker. Be sure to leave a valid email address so I can contact you. The winner will be chosen randomly at the end of Friday, June 22nd, and will have two days to respond before we choose another winner. Open to US residents only.

Oh and by the way… one of my bestest friends Elle over at Elle’s New England Kitchen has YET ANOTHER Cuisinart Ice Cream maker to give away and likely an even better recipe then I just gave you to try. Ever summer we love to get our Scoopapalooza on and so should you! Have a ice cream or sherbet or sorbet or gelato recipe you wanna share? Head on over to the Scoopapalooza Facebook page and leave your links!

Disclaimer: Sponsored by Cuisinart. I was given one of the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker to review, at no charge.

Cooked up by Heather

100 Comments

  1. 99
    Lyndsey Springer
    June 22

    Bacon Ice Cream!!! I love meat!

  2. 98
    karen
    June 21
  3. 97
    June 21

    You are so funny! 1 reader (me)… Yeah, right! :)

    As much as I’d like to say I’d make something weird and wonderful, I must remain true to my first true ice cream love… Mint chocolate chip!

    Happy Summer and thanks for the fantastic giveaway (and your blog!)

    xo

  4. 96
    June 21

    I stumbled this!

  5. 95
    June 21

    I like Cuisinart on FB

  6. 94
    June 21

    I shared this post on FB.

  7. 93
    June 21

    I tweeted this giveaway!

  8. 92
    June 21

    I am working on creating some sort of lemon mixed herb ice cream. I would love this ice cream maker for my new kitchen!

  9. 91
    Kim R
    June 20

    I love tropical flavors – so I would probably make a mash-up of amazing fruits – mango, coconut and passionfruit!!!

  10. 90
    June 20

    I like Cuisinart on Facebook

  11. 89
    June 20

    Just Stumbled

  12. 88
    June 20
  13. 87
    June 20
  14. 86
    June 20

    Your post got me thinking … why not skip the middleman. Instead of making rootbeer floats, why not try a rootbeer ice cream? Maybe with a marshmallow swirl? Yummm. Thanks for the opportunity! :)

  15. 85
    June 20
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    June 20
  17. 83
    Lisa rikkers
    June 19

    I would make vanilla bean, pistachio, cocoa nib ice cream!

  18. 82
    Kareem WSP
    June 19

    …and finally, both your blog and Cusinart have been liked. Gosh, I feel dirty :)

    Nothing a little beer ice cream and chocolate stout brownie can’t fix.

    Oh, dear!

    • 82.1
      Jeff & Heather
      June 20

      What we won’t do for the chance to make our very own ice cream huh?

  19. 81
    Kareem WSP
    June 19

    …guess what? You’ve been Stumbled…

  20. 80
    Kareem WSP
    June 19

    …This contest has been shared on FB…

  21. 79
    Kareem WSP
    June 19

    Your post has been tweeted…

  22. 78
    Kareem WSP
    June 19

    I’d make chocolate lemon ice cream! So good!!

  23. 77
    Tamara Dahling
    June 18

    What kind of ice cream would I make??? Raspberry chocolate. Or Nutella!!!!!!! Or Raspberry Nutella!!!!!!!
    https://twitter.com/TSDahling/status/214853721463599104

  24. 76
    June 18

    I walked past a shop in the city that was serving Earl Grey ice cream with shortbread cookie dough and I just MUST replicate. Thanks for the opportunity to win. XO

  25. 75
    Julie
    June 18
  26. 74
    Julie
    June 18

    like on fb Julie A Scott Laws

  27. 73
    Julie
    June 18

    pink lemonade and cotton candy ice cream thanks

  28. 72
    Pat
    June 18

    I shared this giveaway on facebook too!

  29. 71
    Pat
    June 18

    I Like Cuisinart on Facebook

  30. 70
    Pat
    June 18
  31. 69
    Pat
    June 18

    I like the salty sweet combos, so i would try to use the beer and add some pretzels

  32. 68
    Ben
    June 18

    hazelnut.

  33. 67
    June 18

    Pistachio avocado jalapeno ice cream :)

  34. 66
    June 18

    Oh, and here is my tweet about it. (:

  35. 65
    June 18

    I’ve heard about about avocado ice cream before — I’d be interested to try that!

  36. 64
    June 18
  37. 63
    June 18

    I would love to make Maple Bacon Ice Cream with pieces of pancakes throughout!

  38. 62
    Graziela
    June 18

    I’d have to make rocky road, it’s my favorite!

  39. 61
    Graziela
    June 18

    I “Liked” the Cuisinart on facebook as well.

  40. 60
    Graziela
    June 18

    I shared on facebook :)

  41. 59
    Graziela
    June 18
  42. 58
    gail cox
    June 17

    I also liked cuisinart on facebook

  43. 57
    gail cox
    June 17

    I want to make some coffee ice cream

  44. 56
    meredith
    June 17

    i Like Cuisinart on Facebook

  45. 55
    meredith
    June 17
  46. 54
    meredith
    June 17

    your stout ice cream sounds yummy – but i’d try rootbeer ice cream b/c i love the flavor

  47. 53
    Louis
    June 17

    Espresso ice cream.

  48. 52
    Meryl
    June 17

    My bittersweet chocolate ice cream.

  49. 51
    Karlene Shamir
    June 16

    Mine would be Dunkin Donut’s marble donut & vanilla icecream haha

    xyoulovekarlene at gmail dot com

  50. 50
    Brie
    June 16

    Just tweeted about this giveaway @brie_d8

  51. 49
    Brie
    June 16

    I would try to recreate M&M Chocolate like you can only get handpacked at brighams…

  52. 48
    Jen Grimm
    June 16

    I stumbled and liked

  53. 47
    Jen Grimm
    June 16

    I would like to make raspberry chocolate chip ice cream

  54. 46
    Jen Grimm
    June 16

    I liked Cuisinart on FB

  55. 45
    Jen Grimm
    June 16

    I Tweeted

  56. 44
    Jordan D
    June 16
  57. 43
    Jordan D
    June 16

    I like cuisinart on facebook!

  58. 42
    Jordan D
    June 16

    White Russian flavored ice cream would be incredible! Or blackberry mojito green tea flavor!

  59. 41
    Amber
    June 16

    Liked this post on Stumble Upon (slnet1)

  60. 40
    Amber
    June 16
  61. 39
    Amber
    June 16
  62. 38
    Amber
    June 16

    I like Cuisinart on Facebook (Amber H)

  63. 37
    Amber
    June 16

    Oooh so yummy! I would love to make a pineapple orange flavored ice cream, or pistachio! Two of my favorite flavors. Thanks so much!

  64. 36
    June 16

    Liked Cuisinart on Facebook

  65. 35
    June 16

    I would make coconut ice cream with dark chocolate covered toasted almond bits. Heavenly candy bar!

  66. 34
    June 16

    I liked Cuisinart on Facebook (and I really do like them :)

  67. 33
    June 16

    I posted this give-away on my Facebook page, hey, I really want this ice cream maker :)

  68. 32
    June 16

    I know it’s not very “different” but I’m the ultimate chocoholic, and I would love to make a chocolate ice cream that tastes just like Haagan Dazs Chocolate, thick, rich, dense, and super chocolaty. Then I would make a tall Frappe with some french roast coffee, yum

  69. 31
    June 16

    Chocolate covered strawberry cheesecake!

  70. 30
    Tracy
    June 15

    I’d make vanilla over and over. Perhaps not imaginative, but true.

  71. 29
    June 15
  72. 28
    June 15

    I’d totally make mint chocolate chip!

  73. 27
    Jillian S.
    June 15

    I like Cuisinart on Facebook!

  74. 26
    amy marantino
    June 15
  75. 25
    amy marantino
    June 15

    i Like Cuisinart on Facebook,

  76. 24
    Jillian S.
    June 15

    I think it already exists, but I would love to make tea ice cream. Really any kind of tea, but I’m especially partial to Assam or any kind of ginger tea.

  77. 23
    amy marantino
    June 15

    i want to make Raisin Bran ice cream

  78. 22
    Alissa
    June 15

    Lavender -a coffee shop I know makes a killer lavender mocha. So maybe a chocolate lavender?

  79. 21
    Beth
    June 15

    As a child I loved cherry vanilla. I guess flavors have cycles just like paint colors. Would love to recreate it!

  80. 20
    June 15

    Espresso Bean ice cream, definitely!

  81. 19
    June 15

    Stumbled this post

  82. 18
    June 15

    “Liked” Cuisinart on FB

  83. 17
    June 15

    Shared the giveaway on FB

  84. 16
    June 15
  85. 15
    June 15

    I would make peanut butter ice cream with monster cookies and a peanut butter swirl. :)

  86. 14
    DMR
    June 15

    Black and Tan -ha very nice. Like the idea of using brownies too. I’d try Girl Scout cookie mint ice cream …. yum.

  87. 13
    June 15

    I’d like to make refreshing cucumber ice cream – yum!

  88. 12
    Susan Sholln
    June 15

    Deep Dark Chocolate ice cream.

  89. 11
    Patricia Crowley
    June 15

    I Like Cuisinart on Facebook as Patricia Wojnar Crowley!

  90. 10
    Patricia Crowley
    June 15
  91. 9
    Patricia Crowley
    June 15

    I would make chocolate with peanut butter cups and pretzel pieces! (maybe a little caramel too!)

  92. 8
    June 15

    Chocolate ice cream. I would make the best chocolate ice cream ever.

  93. 7
    June 15

    I don’t need a another ice cream maker but that is one heck of an ice cream especially for those of us who like beer flavored ice creams.

  94. 6
    June 15

    Rhubarb. Delicious, tangy rhubarb.

  95. 5
    June 15

    Liked Cuisinart on Facebook

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  96. 4
    June 15

    Stumbled this post

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  97. 3
    June 15

    Shared with my Facebook friends: https://www.facebook.com/uTry.it/posts/318029268282059

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  98. 2
    June 15

    tweeted about this giveaway:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/213696209972510720
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  99. 1
    June 15

    If I can make any ice cream flavor, I would love to create an avocado ice cream with chocolate covered bacon bits. Hm…that sounds really good, like a party in my mouth.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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