I’ve been editing these DIY posts on The Feed for a few months now, and it’s been so satisfying to watch each one evolve from a cook’s inspiration to a tested, published recipe. The best part, however, is watching readers put the recipes to work in their own kitchens. As such, we’re going to devote a few of the next DIY blog posts to the bloggers and home cooks who’ve tried their hand at our recipes and then showed us the tasty (and often beautiful) results. If you’ve tackled a recipe or two yourself, don’t hesitate to send photos or your blog post to us at firstname.lastname@example.org; you could be featured here!
Two of my favorite things at summer barbecues are the sweating, cool bottles of beer and the melting, sticky-sweet bowls of ice cream (and if I can specify, I think they’re best enjoyed on a sunny dock or a warm porch). And since these two things are great on their own, why not combine them to make one perfect mixture? That’s exactly what our own Louise Emerick did here at the Test Kitchen, when she contributed the recipe for Beer Ice Cream to our blog.
I’m clearly biased towards this recipe seeing as though I work here, but I’m not the only one to rave about it. One of our favorite bloggers, Kristen Stevens, who holds down the fort at The Endless Meal, put together a post about making this delicious dessert. Kristen hails from Vancouver, BC, and her blog has been featured on BuzzFeed, The Cooking Channel, the Huffington Post, Foodista, and many other publications. She says of her blog taking off, “I was completely surprised. I started the blog really because I love food and because I wanted something food-related to put on my resume. I never had any expectation that people would actually follow it!”
Kristen got inventive with our recipe: She used Rogue’s Bacon Maple Ale to flavor her ice cream. “I was given the beer as a gift from a friend,” she says, “so I wanted to do something more special with it than just drink it.” She started looking for beer ice cream recipes and came across ours. The timing was right, too: After being a vegetarian for twelve years, she’s recently started phasing meat back into her life. She made the switch back to omnivorism because, in her words, “I just started trying pieces of some charcuterie and I thought, wow, that’s really tasty. Meat just has great flavors you can’t get from vegetables.”
So head over to her site to read the full post and check out her other awesome recipes and photographs.
Photos: Kristen Stevens
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