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Make the best of everything!: Blue Moon Ice Cream

Friday, August 10, 2012

Blue Moon Ice Cream

Have I ever mentioned to you guys that my husband enjoys beer?  Oh right I have.  Here.  Here and Here.

( seriously though. I can joke around about Greg enjoying beer. Because he is not really a big drinker. You guys don't need to worry)

Personally am not a big fan of drinking beer. But If I do drink one, I prefer it to be Blue Moon.

I decided it would be fun to make Blue Moon Ice cream for a Friday evening happy hour.

2 egg yolks
1 orange ( optional )
1 bottle of blue moon.
1 cup of half and half
1/2 cup of sugar

I decided to use half and half instead of heavy cream. Half and half makes great ice cream, and its nice to lighten recipes up if you can.  Especially because we are attending the Iowa State Fair tomorrow, and I will probably eat something horrible, like a fried Twinkie.

How to make Blue Moon Ice Cream 

1) Bring half and half and beer to a boil

2) Add orange zest and the juice of one orange 

3) After bringing the mixture to a boil. slowly add sugar and the 2 egg yolks while whisking the mixture constantly.  You will want to mix in the egg yolks and sugar away from the heat. 

Boiling the alcohol removes all the alcohol content from this ice cream.

4) Refrigerate the mixture for a few hours.  I let mine cool overnight.  

5) Place your mixture in your ice cream maker.  I let mine churn for about half an hour.  

6) After churning.  Put your ice cream in the freezer for an additional 2-3 hours.  Unless you like your ice cream to have the consistency of soft serve.  

I did take a little taste. It was much better then I was expecting.  You should try this with your favorite beer!

You can also try to make Wine ice cream.  I had some wine ice cream in Chicago once.  It was fabulous!


See my Blue Moon gift for him


At August 13, 2012 at 10:17 AM , Blogger Ali @ JamHands.net said...

What a cool idea! I made a milkshake once with a chocolate stout and it was delicious :) I wanted to take a moment to invite you to Recipe Sharing Monday over at my blog. I hope you have a great week!

At August 13, 2012 at 2:17 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

This looks so awesome, and so simple! Pinning this for later on :)

I would love it if you would share this on Martha Mondays, open now through Wednesday night!



At August 13, 2012 at 3:55 PM , Blogger Nicole {WonkyWonderful} said...

Wow - I bet this is awesome! Blue Moon was always one of my faves in my beer drinkin' days. Great pics too :)

At August 15, 2012 at 2:09 AM , Blogger Emily Meyers said...

Hey lady!! I just found your cute blog via the hop, and I'm your newest follower! I'd also love to have you check out a fabulous Triple Giveaway I'm having right now!!

Hope to see you there! And thanks so much!


At August 19, 2012 at 9:18 AM , Blogger Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

How appropriate since there is a blue moon this month (August). Plus my husband says August is the only time of the year he eats ice cream (ummm yeh!) Thanks so much for sharing on busy Monday!


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