I’ve had a friend tell me that the original Oktoberfest in Munich is crazy, fantastic and awesome. But how can you describe to someone the atmosphere of the beer tents where thousands upon thousands of people celebrate at the world’s largest funfair? Or how strangers become friends over a giant mug of beer? Or what that German beer tastes like?
So we are having a little Oktoberfest ourselves. Just my hubby and I. We won’t be downing mugs of beer (well, maybe one or two) – we will be indulging in creamy, chocolaty, beery, really de-e-elicious ice cream made of the limited edition Castle Chocolate Milk Stout. I have to admit that I was a bit sceptical when I first heard of beer flavoured ice cream, but oh.my.goodness! It blew my flippen socks off! Since this is a limited edition, I’m thinking of buying 50 crates to ensure a year’s supply of ice cream.
Adapted from Kitchen.net
3 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
440 ml Castle chocolate milk stout
250 ml cream
125 ml milk
5 ml vanilla essence
1. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar. Add the vanilla.
2. Heat the cream, stout and milk.
3. Slowly pour the milk mixture into the eggs while whisking continuously.
4. Pour back into the saucepan and heat. Stir with a spatula and scrape the bottom of the pan to form a custard. When the spatula is covered when removing it from the mix, the sauce is ready.
5. Pour the mixture through a strainer and add the rest of the cream and chill for 12 hours.
6. Churn your ice cream according to your machine’s specifications.