Pumpkin Ale Sundae
I have a really hard time throwing away my food magazines. I found this recipe in a Food Network Magazine from November 2009. Food just never goes out of style ya know?
I tweaked their “Guinness sundae” into a pumpkin ale sundae. I’m not really a beer drinker, but there is something about drinking “pumpkin” beer (on top of ice cream!) that makes it sound much better.
Not to mention that it’s beer reduced in sugar and butter … how can you say no to that?
By the way, it’s FREEZING in Virginia/DC right now. Did a cold front move into your neighborhood last night too? It’s like we skipped fall and it’s winter already. Not cool.
Shopping List (makes at-least 5 sundaes)
1 bottle (12 oz.) Pumpkin ale
1/2 cup Brown sugar
4 tablespoons Butter
1 teaspoon Cocoa powder
Vanilla ice cream
Bring one pumpkin ale or other stout beer and 1/2 cup brown to a simmer in a saucepan over low heat and cook until syrupy, (watch carefully it over boils easily from the carbonation) about 15 minutes.
Whisk in 4 tablespoons diced cold butter and then cocoa powder until combined. Let cool.
Drizzle over vanilla or butter your choice of ice cream and serve with shortbread cookies.