Ben and Jerry's Beer Sorbet

Makes 1 quart 

  • 1 1/2 bottles (18 ounces) flat dark beer such as Becks Dark 
  • 5 tablespoons sugar 
  • Procedure:
    1. Pour the beer and sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir until the sugar is disssolved. 

    2. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturers directions. If you do not have an ice cream maker you can put the mixture into a shallow tray and place into the freezer. Stir every 20 minutes or so until frozen/slushy. 

    Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Cookbook

    When we go to trade shows to introduce our ice cream in new cities, our stand is invariably located next to a beer booth. It's not easy to get someone who is already drinking beer to then taste ice cream. So, using a dark beer we came up with a brew-compatible frozen dessert - beer sorbet. Now those guys can drink and eat their beer at the same time. 

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