Tastes great, extra filling? Beer inspires ice cream makers all over the world, it seems, from random beer gardens in Europe to craft-beer establishments in the U.S. It also tends to be seasonal. At Sarcletti’s ice cream parlor in Munich, the Bavarian wheat-beer ice cream comes out for Oktoberfest in September.
How It Tastes: Depends on the beer used. Beer ice cream fans seem to love Guinness ice cream, which has a richer flavor that can go nicely with chocolate. Sarcletti’s owner, Jürgen Elsner, says the key to good beer ice cream is to eat it very fresh: “It becomes more and more bitter when it grows more than one day.”