simple beer ice cream

posted on 2012-11-07

So last weekend I was making an awesome double IPA.  My roommate’s dad owns a hops farm.  He had just sent us 2 lbs of cascade.  So I figured, I wonder how that much hops would taste in a 5 gallon batch?

Now, I live in the desert, and it’s still pretty hot here in November.  Like over 90 degrees hot.  So naturally I was eating ice cream while brewing.  And then it struck me: What if I poured some of the unfermented wort into the ice cream?!

When the boil was done, I put the hops bag inside a bowl and squeezed to get out as much juicy goodness as possible.  Then I poured it into a tub of ice cream:

After a bunch of stirring, the final product looked something like:

In total, I added about a cup of the unfermented wort into 1 quart of ice cream.  I was a little worried that maybe I had added too much.  Maybe the wort would simply turn into ice and ruin the ice cream.

But lo!

One day later, I come back from a hard day of work, ready for dessert, and am greeted by the perfect combo:

Pie à la beer mode FTW!