Boulevard beer ice creams," Elbow says. "I have had stout ice cream before, lots of
places, so we wanted to try to explore different beers in order to do
Last Thursday, Elbow was at the Boulevard Brewery, putting together beer floats with his salted pretzel ice cream and Boulevard's Sixth Glass Quadrupel. Although Elbow has no plans for a liquor license -- you'll have to make your own beer floats at home -- Sixth Glass ice cream debuted over the weekend at Glace, and the pan sold out.
"The Sixth Glass is a Belgian-style quadrupel. It is a
fairly sweet, malty beer and a fairly high alcohol content.That is
why I chose it for the ice cream so it would not get lost under the
dairy ingredients," Elbow says.
And he isn't done. Expect to see more Boulevard seasonal beers transformed into ice cream. Next up: Bob's 47 Oktoberfest. The beer has hints of nuts and toffee, and it could be a bang-up ice-cream sandwich between two ginger snaps.
"I have been talking with the brewmaster, Steven [Pauwels],
about flavors and ingredients that he uses in the brewing process in
order to accentuate the flavor of the beer," Elbow says. "So far....I think it's
been a hit."