My, my, my…I can’t believe summer is already here. It kind of snuck up on me. I swear I just spent 48 hours cramming for my last two finals(crushed them, by the way) and was looking forward to chillin’, que-in’ and catchin’ up on my trashy novels. But here it is the 3rd of July and there’s been no grilled meat, plus my stack of romance novels are covered in dust! Eh, I’m just kidding. I would never ignore a pile of tasty chick-lit.
Please accept our apology as we’ve been gone for a while. I assure you it’s not because of my lazy bones or the sudden need to marathon 30 episodes of House M.D.. By the way, how does Hugh Laurie not have an Emmy? Criminal, I tell you…but I digress.
Our stomachs have been in knots because we were waiting to hear about an amazing commercial photography opportunity and I’m proud to announce….we got it.
Do you believe in kismet? No, well think again. I’m telling you…it’s real, man. Clabber Girl contacted us exactly one year from the day we started I bake he shoots. It’s proof that hard work pays off. Moreover, it encourages us to keep on doing what we’re doing, which is kill it, photography-wise(many thanks to my man, Dave!).
In order to celebrate properly we got beer and made Guinness Affogato. What’s that, you ask? Guinness Affogato is a shake made with coffee ice cream, Guinness, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup-an adult shake, if you will. Typically, affogato is made with vanilla ice cream and a shot of hot espresso or coffee liqueur, but not this time. This time it’s made with beer! And not just any beer…Guinness! Are you on board yet?
With this recipe you can adjust it to give the shake your desired texture. If you want it thick, cut the amount of beer in half. If you want to drink it through a straw, double up on the Guinness.
Either way it’s gonna go down great.
Recipe for Guinness Affogato
- 1 pint of coffee ice cream
- 1 can or bottle of Guinness Extra Stout
- chocolate syrup
- whip cream
- Scoop ice cream into blender or processor.
- Pulse a few times to soften ice cream.
- Add ¼ cup of Guinness. Reserve the remaining beer to pound later.
- Pulse a few more times or until preferred consistency is achieved.
- Drizzle chocolate syrup into glass.
- Fill glass with shake.
- Top with whip cream and sprinkles.