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Beer Floats

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Depending on whom you talk to, making ice cream floats with beer is either a genius idea, or a horrible mistake. The key is to choose a beer that's on the toasty, malty, sweeter side, and stay away from beers that are too hoppy, dry, and bitter. Here I pair coffee ice cream with stout and vanilla, the safest option, with a Belgian raspberry sour (or any fruity beer). I'd make a small test glass first, to make sure it works for your palate."
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5 m servings 256
Original recipe yields 2 servings (2 beer floats)


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  1. Version 1: Pour stout into a British pint glass and scoop coffee ice cream on top. Garnish with a dusting of cocoa powder.
  2. Version 2: Pour raspberry beer into a pint glass; top with vanilla ice cream.
  3. Add a straw to each float and serve with spoons alongside.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 256 calories; 9.7 21.5 4 61 56 Full nutrition

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A fun ending to a St. Patrick's Day dinner. I am not a beer person, but the raspberry sour beer was delicious topped with vanilla ice cream. It was a big hit with our dinner guests too! For a ri...