Breakside Brewery’s Spent Grains & Bacon S’mores

Beer brewers are left with tons of spent grains in the process of making the microbrews Portland is known for—so we worked with Breakside Brewing to rescue a variety of grains and malts after the brewing process. We start by toasting the spent grains to bring out their sweetness, then grind them into a powder that forms the base of this campfire-ready ice cream. This flavor also utilizes another pivotal link in our local food waste-reduction chain—pigs from Naked Acres, which are fed surplus food from Urban Gleaners. We transform pork belly from the near-zero-waste local farm into bacon in our kitchen, which we use to make a bacon marshmallow fluff that streaks itself across each scoop.