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Beer ice cream?

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Anyone have a good recipe for ice cream made with beer? We are having some friends over to celebrate Oktoberfest and I thought it a beer ice creram would be a fun experiment!

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  1. Ice cream needs very small ice crystals to make it smooth. You would need to eliminate the alcohol from the beer to began to make it work as an ice cream ingredient because alcohol interferes with the formation of the small ice crystals. You might achieve a sorbet using the beer, but I think it might still be best to heat it first in order to eliminate all or most of the alcohol before including it in the mix. If you have an ice cream maker (one of the modern varieties) why not give it a try once or twice betore your scheduled party to see how it works out for you.

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    1. re: todao

      I have actually made ice cream fro m guinness...it has been several years...and it was not cooked...but maybe because the beer is not carbonated with CO2, but with nitrogen, makes a difference