Oatmeal Stout Float
Oatmeal Stout (your favorite brand)
Vanilla Ice cream (recipe follows, but you can just buy it)
Vanilla Ice Cream:
This ice cream is serious. There is no milk in this ice cream. If you want something a little less rich and fattening, use all half and half.
1 cup half and half
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
Combine half and half and cream in a high sided pot
and heat on medium until just steaming.
Meanwhile mix eggs and sugar together.
Once cream mixture is steaming, temper into eggs in a slow steady stream so you don’t cook your eggs. Return to pot and cook on medium, whisking continuously, until it just coats the back of a spoon (or if you want to be more accurate, until it reaches a temperature of 170). Do NOT boil.
Swirl in vanilla.
Stir to combine. Pour into pan to increase surface area. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill until completely cool.
Process according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Freeze until hardened.
Don’t even pretend that you don’t eat ice cream right out of the machine’s container.
Pour beer into glass. Once it’s settled, add a scoop of ice cream (which will kick the carbonation back up in the most delicious way.)
You need to have this and then come right back.
Now, see how much I like you?