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Stout Floats

Serves6 (dessert)
June 2007
On a recent visit to London, Knauer overheard a local in a pub ordering a "Guinness and Black"—which turned out to be the famous Irish stout plus a shot of blackberry brandy. That combination is also the genius behind these floats; the brandy's luscious fruitiness bridges the gap between the sweet ice cream and bitter beer.

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  • 2 pints superpremium vanilla ice cream
  • 6 tablespoons blackberry brandy
  • 4 chilled 12-oz bottles stout, such as oatmeal stout, chocolate-style beer, or Guinness
  • Divide ice cream among 6 (16-ounce) glasses, then add 1 tablespoon brandy to each. Slowly pour 8 ounces stout into each glass.
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