I made an ice cream with Bell's Expedition Stout using a recipe from Perfect Scoop. The original actually called for Guinness Stout which is a little on the weak side for me. An imperial Russian stout like the Bell's Expedition is more than twice as alcoholic and infinitely more flavorful.
Due to the extra alcohol, the ice cream was soft, but it was still very good. Chocolate, roasted malt, hops, coffee all assaulted my taste buds. It was great for my tastes, but R complained of bitterness. That may have been the hops. Pairing this ice cream with some vanilla would probably cut the bitterness.
So, for your own Bell's Expedition Stout ice cream, here's what you do:
- Turn to page 32 of Perfect Scoop.
- Follow the directions using high-end, organic milk chocolate and substituting a Russian imperial stout for the Guinness.
- Mix and chill.
- Drink the rest of the beer.
- Churn in your ice cream maker. (Here, Ziplock bags, salt, and ice will probably not do.)