Thank you DuClaw Brewing for sponsoring this post and sending me the DuClaw Gose O’s. All opinions and the parfait recipe are my own.
Welcome to the April edition of “Cooking with Beer”! Each month DuClaw Brewing sends me a beer and a friend and I create a recipe. It’s a fun time to think outside the box and try a new beer and new food. This month’s beer is “DuClaw Gose O’s”, a gose beer with a slight sourness and a hint of cantaloupe and salt. I have to confess that it reminds me a bit of a jolly rancher (this is a good thing – sweet and tart at the same time.) My mine immediately jumped to summer picnics and jello salad. What? I’m from Wisconsin and I’m Lutheran. EVERYTHING is celebrated with a jello salad. But instead of creating a church picnic jello (which I’m temped to still do), I came up with a lovely jello parfait.
This recipe is crazy simple. The only hard part is that you have to let it cool between layers. I searched for the Jello melon flavor, but had to settle with peach. I think plain jello, pineapple or lime would also work. I’m also pretty sure that if you just made the beer jello and mixed in fruit, cool whip and mini marshmallows, you’d also have a pretty amazing “salad”. Trust me, search “church picnic jello” and you’ll see. Just replace the water with beer…
DuClaw Gose O’s Parfait
- 1.5 cups crushed graham crackers (one full sleeve if you buy whole graham crackers)
- 6 T butter
- 1 envelope Knox gelatin
- 2 DuClaw Gose O's
- 1 package jello mix (I used peach)
- 1 8oz package Cool Whip (you can whip your own cream, but will need to add a bit of sugar)
- Melt butter and mix in graham cracker crusts.
- Press crust into pie pan or bottoms of bowls and refrigerate for an hour.
- Combine 1/4 C cold Duclaw Gose with packet of gelatin and let sit for one minute.
- Carefully heat 1 Cup of Duclaw Gose to barely boiling and add to Gose and gelatin mix.
- Stir until completely dissolved and then add remainder of that beer.
- Refrigerate 20-30 minutes. You don't want it to set, but you don't want to melt the butter in the crust either.
- Pour mixture over crust and refrigerate until set.
- Mix 1/2 cup DuClaw Gose with 1/2 cup water and heat carefully to just boiling.
- Pour over Jello mix and stir until dissolved.
- Add 1 cup of beer and stir. Drink remaining beer.
- Refrigerate until cool, but not set.
- Stir in 8 oz of Cool Whip and spread over jello layer.
- Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
- Garnish with Cool Whip and graham cracker crumbs.
Disclaimer: DuClaw Brewing sent me beer to cook with and compensated me for this post. Recipe, photos, and opinions are my own.