This is more of that inherent rebellion I told you about.
I’ll take a stout any day, but am more drawn to them in the middle of August when everyone else is reaching for those session IPAs. Ice cream is fine, but when it’s freezing outside, it’s the most appealing. When the summer heat hits triple digits, I like to make soup. Spicy soup that makes me sweat. I want to drink coffee at midnight and put beer in pancakes at 8am. As you can see, this can be a bit of an issue.
In my book Stout Ice Cream sandwiches in December is a middle ground. You get those seasonally appropriate stouts, cookies that seem to make their rounds this time of year and some ice cream to remind you that one day summer will come to us again.
Speaking of this ice cream, it really isn’t ice cream. It’s an ice box version that takes 5 minutes to make, no ice cream maker needed, and stays fairly stable at room temperature. So it’s like rebellious ice cream, that won’t melt at room temperature but tastes like it took you all day. I can get behind that.