Food & Drink

May 7, 2014

The Last Sip: Double Brown Stout-Chocolate Habanero Float

Chocolate ice cream and brownies offer a new take on a traditional beer confection.

FnG Eats in Keller elevates the basic beer float — typically a scoop of vanilla ice cream drowned in a dark stout — to gourmet status by combining chocolate ice cream, a brownie spiced with minced habanero and Deep Ellum Brewing Co.’s decadent Double Brown Stout. Chef Bob Stephenson says the key to building his velvety float is pouring the brew slowly over layers of ice cream and crumbled brownie, creating just the right amount of bittersweet beer foam for an explosion of creamy, chewy and fizzy textures. “And don’t forget the cherry,” he adds. “Every float needs a cherry on top.”

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