“I would have never guessed,” Michael said after sampling the custard for the Guinness chocolate ice cream.
It wasn’t an ice cream flavor that immediately came to mind for me, either, but I wanted to make some easy and tasty treats for St. Patrick’s Day using Guinness, and the recipe jumped out at me from the pages of my favorite ice cream book, The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz.
The flavor is rich with a slight hint of yeast. I noticed the yeast aroma was strong when I opened the container with the unfrozen custard, but it wasn’t as noticeable after churning. After churning and freezing, the ice cream had a soft serve consistency, probably due to the alcohol which doesn’t freeze as quickly as water or dairy products. It was melting as fast as I could shoot with my camera.