People get a little crazy for St. Patrick’s Day, which is, of course, part of the fun. Without the green booze, green icing, green stickers and pins, and stupid mass-produced shirts/aprons/hats, it would be just another saint’s day (not like St. Valentine, but rather one of the more boring, less marketable saints.)
Who needs that? Besides, I love booze. And icing. And with enough booze, I find kitsch amusing (even endearing, sometimes).
All the same, sometimes I like to indulge (in memory of the Saint, of course!) with a little less food-coloring and a little more flavor. When I saw Chow.com had this recipe on their website, I knew it was the one.
For some, the idea of beer and ice cream might seem, well, nasty. The key here is that it is a stout with ice cream. I went through a beer milk shake (more of a beer float, really) phase in university with my friends. Any dark, rich (preferably microbrewed, for snob appeal) stout works. The stout+sweet ice cream becomes a rich, velvety, chocolatey goodness all of its own. You won’t get drunk (or buzzed) off of one of these (if you are in your late teens or early twenties, just stop reading and go drink a gallon of green beer), but you will appreciate the new flavor 🙂
So, without further ado, here ’tis:
Get the recipe at http://www.chow.com/recipes/29419-guinness-milk-shake?tag=nl.e350