Beer for Dessert

Southern Tier‘s stout series is simply amazing for those that appreciate chocolate, coffee, and crème brûlée,(who doesn’t?). The stout series offers seasonal releases of different beers brewed with a variety of dessert worthy flavors. They include: Choklat, Jah’va, Mokah, Oat Imperial, and Crème Brûlée which was recently released.

Brewed with the typical malts (2-row pale) and hops (columbus & horizon), the brewery also adds dark caramel malts, vanilla bean and lactose sugar to the mix to create the signature finesse and sweetness of the beer. Not only a best seller, Crème Brûlée, is also my favorite beer that Southern Tier produces…so when it arrived last week I was excited. However, not in the beer drinking mood this weekend I decided to use the beer in a dessert rather than drink it for dessert.

So here’s my extremely simplistic recipe I came up with for the beer. Please keep in mind that my sister, not I, is the cook (see her blog here) and this is about as complicated as dessert gets for me. If you want to try on your own, buy Crème Brûlée here.

Crème Brûlée Shortcake
serves 2 


  • 2 vanilla pound cake rounds (available at Fresh Market, or your local bakery)
  • Coconut Creme Gelato (can substitute for vanilla)
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Southern Tier Crème Brûlée
1. Unwrap the vanilla pound cake rounds and place on a plate
2. Scoop 1 large serving of the coconut cream gelato into the middle of the pound cake
3. Pour Crème Brûlée over the creation, using enough to create a “moat” around the cake
4. Top with chocolate syrup


Posted on August 22, 2011, in Beer and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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