Thursday, September 15, 2011

Paulaner Biergarten Radler Sorbet

In honor of Oktoberfest, and my love for ice cream making, I thought I'd attempt a couple inspired flavors: Radler Sorbet for the end of summer and Beer Ice Cream.

First up is the sorbet...

For this sorbet I created a recipe and illustration inspired by Paulaner's Nockherberg where we often bike for a lazy biergarten afternoon.

A Radler, or 'cyclist', is a biergarten favorite that is a mix of lemon soda and a helles (light) beer. They are refreshing and light.

Here's the recipe I used if you'd like to try it yourself...  
Radler Sorbet:
1 bottle of beer (12 oz.) chilled
2/3 cup lemon-lime soda / sprite
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp lime juice
lemon zest

Boil the sugar + soda into a simple syrup
Pour the beer into the sugar syrup mix
Add lime juice + zest
Continue boiling for several minutes
Sieve out the zest + chill
Put into the ice cream maker for ~ 30 minutes.



Harvey Morrell said...

Wie hat's geschmeckt? Did it turn out as good as a regular Radler?

Emily said...

Es hat uns gut geschmeckt, wie ein normales Radler.

It's similar to a granita texture, so you may be able to make it without an ice cream maker and simply scratching it up with a fork every 15-20 minutes.

We were surprised how much the beer came through.

JoernandAllison said...

That sounds perfectly refreshing on a warm August day. Lovely!