Saturday, August 16, 2008

Beer Float (no root)

When I was in college, I was in the library one day and there were a group of guys studying at the table next to us. They went on and on for like an hour about how cool a beer float would be and how they should totally do it someday dude. My friends and I went on and on for almost as long after they left making fun of them. Their float was to be something like Old Mill and the cheapest vanilla ice cream they could find (Or maybe we should put it in a blender and make it a shake. That would be so cool.) However on the Apartment Therapy blog they had a post about beer floats I could get into. Citrus flavored IPA with vanilla ice cream (could go either way), creme brulee stout with espresso ice cream, and chocolate stout and coffee ice cream. They also talked about a Guinness milkshake. I'm thinking maybe a porter with an espresso ice cream could be good. Maybe some day when I'm feeling extra brave. Who knew the annoying frat boys were on to something.

6 comments:

toni said...

Hmmm...I don't think it as me with you when you heard this, but you never know. It might not be bad. Instead of the IPA, which I fell in love with in Scotland and can't find here in the US, maybe Leinie's Summer Shandy would work with vanilla ice cream? We'll have to try it some time.

Lora said...

I had Leinie's Summer Shandy in the fridge and vanilla ice cream in the freezer. I screwed my courage to the sticking place and made a small beer float. I was expecting it to be terrible. It wasn't terrible. It wasn't good either. I finished the 1/4 c beer float and am now working on the rest of the Summer Shandy. By the way, I discovered the Summer Shandy on my extensive one day tour of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. :)

toni said...

Summer Shandy and Berry Weiss...mmm...Toni needs to go to the liquor store...sounds like I'll skip the ice cream though

Lora said...

I tried a porter float with caramel ice cream. Again, close...but still not good. The Michelob Porter I used was not my favorite. I may try again with a porter I like. I don't think I'm ready to abandon this idea yet.

Ms. Walter said...

Shandy + lemon sorbet? That's what I'm thinking ...

Lora said...

That has possibilities.