In addition to regular ol’ beer tasting, sipping and overall indulgence while in Kalamazoo last weekend, we drank our desserts, too. I’ve been meaning to try this recipe out for a while, and so in the grand tradition of celebrating newborn babies with a toast (right?), we happily welcomed our newest family member with milkshakes – porter milkshakes!
As you can imagine, it was so yummy (and easy peasy) that Scott and I brought the new, um, tradition back home with us, and we indulged even more for a Sunday-fun-day treat. I’ve got a feeling this’ll be a summer staple. Here’s the scoop (ha!):
6-8 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 bottle of your favorite porter
dash of cinnamon
Blend ice cream and porter, adding more or less ice cream depending on how thick you like your shakes. Pour into your favorite glasses, add a sprinkle of cinnamon, and drink up! Serves 2.
We indulged in Founders while in Kazoo, but switched it up to Bell’s the next day. Of course, each porter offered it’s own subtle differences (I preferred Bell’s, whereas Scott would stick to Founder’s), so have fun and mix it up until you’ve found your favorite.
When it comes to desserts, the easier the better – because while I fantasize over the romantic ideas of triple layer cakes and strudels, I’ve yet to find the time as often as I’d like! (And let’s be honest, if ever) – and it doesn’t get more simple than this. Now, can you imagine the happy-overload if you swapped in coffee ice cream? Or added a squeeze of chocolate syrup?
What are your favorite warm weather treats? I could stand to add a few more under my belt, spoiling not just Scott, but this girl, too.