Like much of the country, Los Angeles is experiencing a warmer than usual winter. I personally am not a fan of constant 80 degree weather and sunshine, but I know I am in the extreme minority. I just love bundling up or sitting at home wrapped in my Snuggie. I'm weird, I know. I'm sure those in colder climates are dreaming of the days when they can sit outside and drink a beer. Since I can do that any time, I'm thinking of other ways to enjoy a beer. I also needed to give my ice cream maker a workout so beer ice cream is what I did. The recipe doesn't specify what kind of beer to use so I went with an inexpensive chocolate stout that I found at Trader Joes. You can taste the chocolatey undertones in the ice cream and it has a nice robust flavor. I'm really curious to see how a lighter beer would fare in this, but I am happy with the results, especially since I got to turn it in to a beer float.
This recipe is from the Los Angeles Times and can be found here.
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