Brown Bread & Porter Ice cream


  • 3 cups brown (wholewheat) bread, cut into small cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 ½ cups whipping cream
  • 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup Porter stout


  1. Set your broiler to high. Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil
  2. In a large bowl combine the brown bread cubes, maple syrup and brown sugar. Toss to combine and coat the cubes in brown sugar
  3. Transfer the coated cubes to the prepared baking sheet and spread in a even layer, avoiding clumps. Any stray sugar can be sprinkled over
  4. Place under the broiler for between 5 to 10 minutes, tossing frequently, until toasted and crispy. Use a spatula to turn the bread pieces as the sugar makes them extremely hot to handle and you risk burning your fingers
  5. Remove and leave on the baking sheet to cool fully
  6. When cooled fully, blitz in a food processor to make crumbs. You don’t want them to be too fine so I usually do about 3-4 pulses
  7. Set aside until needed later
  8. Whip the cream until soft peak stage using either a hand mixer, or a stand mixer
  9. In a separate bowl, or container, (I use a 1 Pint deli cup) combine the condensed milk and porter, stirring until mixed
  10. Pour the porter mix into the whipped cream and gently fold to full combine
  11. Add in most of the toasted brown breadcrumbs, reserving ½ cup for serving. Fold in the crumbs again using a gentle motion as you don’t want to deflate the cream
  12. Pour the mixture into a freezer-proof container, cover the surface with plastic wrap and freeze leave until fully frozen, minimum 6 hours
  13. To serve ice-cream remove from freezer and leave at room temperature for 5 mins before scooping to serve

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