Most people are fans of bacon. And of beer. And of ice cream. But how many are fans of all three put together? The Texas Motor Speedway, in conjunction with Levy Restaurants, decided to put this to the test. Their “Shake ‘n Bacon” Brew beer milkshake was available to lucky NASCAR fans for a short stint in late 2013
I consider bacon, sugar and beer to be basic food groups, so I had to try this concoction myself. The recipe that the nice folks at Texas Motor Speedway were so good to send me called for a Black Lager. Guinness Black Lager just happens to be a regularly-stocked item in the fridge, so I was in luck. Mixed with some vanilla ice cream, maple syrup and topped with bacon bits and whipped cream, the end result was an addictively good concoction. Although I drank it all down, I'm not sure if this shake is for everybody... You definitely need to be a fan of stouts, porters or lagers to enjoy this dark beer beverage.
My recipe varies slightly from the version made by the Texas Motor Speedway. Next time I make this, I'm gonna try some pecan praline or chocolate ice cream.
6 oz. Guinness Black Lager
10 oz. vanilla ice cream
2 tbsp. Maple syrup
In a blender, combine beer, ice cream, and maple syrup. Blend until combined. Add more beer or ice cream to reach your desired consistency. Add bacon bits and pulse a few times to combine. Pour into a glass, top with whipped cream and more bacon. Enjoy!