Ice Cream Beer Floats

Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by Dontcounttoday, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. SDDanC

    SDDanC Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2011 California

    Victory @ sea with toffee ice cream
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  2. DmanGTR

    DmanGTR Meyvn (1,143) Feb 19, 2008 Florida
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    Southern Tier Choklat + Southern Tier Pumking (1:1 ratio) + Death by Chocolate or Panda Paws

    1 pint Young's Double Chocolate + 1 shot Lindemans Framboise + whipped cream + shaved dark chocolate

    St Louis Framboise + Bourbon County Stout (3:1 ratio framboise:stout) + Neapolitan
  3. mooseisloose

    mooseisloose Meyvn (1,116) Nov 16, 2005 Florida

    YDCS would be good too!
  4. bonemuse07

    bonemuse07 Initiate (152) Apr 15, 2007 Illinois

    I had a Two Bros. Ebel's Weiss with Graham's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip ice cream this weekend at Hop Juice. While it was fantastic, the Domaine Dupage with Jamocha was even better. Great combos that I would do again in a heartbeat.
  5. DanGolfs86

    DanGolfs86 Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2010 Illinois

    Had this about a week ago and it...was...epic! KH + Breyers Vanilla Bean = fat me.

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  6. kailamilos

    kailamilos Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2012

    seems tasty cant wait to try this later =)
  7. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (469) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    Good beer, worth the $5-6 a bottle. I must try this!!!
  8. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Did a beer float with Mocha Bomb by Struise, it was divine. Perhaps a tad too boozy with the 12%.
  9. bpd2001

    bpd2001 Initiate (127) Jun 14, 2012 New York

    First heard about Stout floats in Brewmaster's Table and have been meaning to try it. After all these (mostly) positive reviews, will give it a shot this weekend.
  10. TubaManJack

    TubaManJack Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2008 District of Columbia

    Two Brothers Northwind RIS Stout float - best winter desert involving pub grub
  11. NickMunford

    NickMunford Savant (978) Oct 2, 2006 Wyoming

    I did vanilla floats with Iron Fist Velvet Glove a while back. It was delicious!
  12. claaark13

    claaark13 Zealot (504) Nov 29, 2007 Indiana
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    Has anyone tried this with multiple, different of RIS?

    With my limited experience using higher ABV beer, I've found that the cold ice cream really brings out the booze flavor in the beer. Based on all of the responses to this thread, it seems that the float may be better with an ABV% < 10%. I hope that's the case and I don't ruin either good beer or good ice cream again in the future.
  13. Bierlerner

    Bierlerner Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2010 Oklahoma

    I think a stout float with vanilla ice cream and 's barleywine caramel sauce on top would be badass.
  14. AndresR

    AndresR Aspirant (230) Jul 19, 2009 California
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    Best one I've had so far was with a Salted Caramel gelato I made, with Parabola on top. Served it at a bbq in 4oz cups glasses. Tasted Amazing! Huge Hit with the beer geeks and non-beer geeks alike.
  15. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    I tried a Left Hand Milk Stout with a Blue Bell Butter Crunch and it was pretty freakin' good. Next one will be an Imperial Russian Stout with Marble Slab Vanilla.
  16. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2006 Alabama

    Just had Pumpkin Pie ice cream float with Rogue Shakespeare Stout. I think their Chocolate Stout would work better, but still - yum!

    What experiences have you all had with beer floats?
  17. Gcarns

    Gcarns Initiate (42) Jul 21, 2010 Illinois
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    two brothers Red Eye Porter with mocha ice cream at hop juice fest was pretty delicious. I also took the advice on the side of the stone porter with vanilla and made a float for m'lady. She obliged
  18. cde1218

    cde1218 Initiate (0) Sep 13, 2012 New Jersey
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    Last month's draft had a full page about this. I tried the Tanilla Porter/ Coffee Ice Cream Float... It was killer!
  19. zachary80

    zachary80 Zealot (504) Nov 29, 2009 Indiana

    I've done them with vanilla ice cream - Lindeman's framboise and Bell's Batch 9000 both turned out delicious
  20. BeerSingh

    BeerSingh Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2009 India

    Chimay Blue with Vanilla Ice Cream - simple but very good.
  21. resjenn

    resjenn Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Southern Tier Creme Brule with vanilla
    Pumking with cinnamon
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  22. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2006 Alabama

    oooh! I must try this!
  23. chicano4craft

    chicano4craft Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2009 Colorado

    It's hard to beat a Yeti float. But one time I had a float with French vanilla ice cream and a barrel aged mint coffee stout from South Shore Brewery. That was amazing!
  24. Jwren5

    Jwren5 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2011 Illinois

    I have not tried makng a beer float yet, but I'm thinking either pumpkin ice cream with a coffee stout, creme brulee stout, or a doppelbock. Perhaps I'll do some side by side comparisons and let everyone know.
  25. Weter

    Weter Initiate (59) Oct 24, 2011 Michigan
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    Just recently had a maple syrup ice cream and BCBS float (BCBS on tap). It was pretty killer.
  26. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2006 Alabama

    you would take that bullet for the team?

    Sir, I salute you :grinning:
  27. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2006 Alabama

  28. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    vanilla bean ice cream, Founder's Breakfast Stout..... amazing.
  29. Jwren5

    Jwren5 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2011 Illinois

    I wouldn't be a true beer advocate if I didn't.
    For future reference, I am actually not a sir, but your salute is still appreciated. :slight_smile:
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  30. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2006 Alabama

    ... oops :slight_frown:

  31. Jwren5

    Jwren5 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2011 Illinois

    That's ok. That is seriously the 2nd time I've been called "sir" in about 3 weeks on here. I give up. I changed my avatar. There aren't very many girls on here, I don't believe.
  32. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2006 Alabama

    not quite as rare as unicorn poop :slight_smile:
  33. Jwren5

    Jwren5 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2011 Illinois

    Iso: Unicorn poop
  34. TheBishopco

    TheBishopco Devotee (456) Feb 4, 2011 Tennessee
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    Youngs double chocolate and vanilla ice cream is pretty much the classic beer float.
  35. sind310

    sind310 Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2011 California

    Vanilla bean ice cream with half Kern river V and X stout... so good. I bake and cook a lot with beer. Try making brownies with Rouges Hazelnut and Speedway... Great, now I gotta go bake.
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  36. Genghis

    Genghis Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2012 Texas
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    Actually, we've made some beer floats for our podcast that we've quite enjoyed; all of them our own recipes (though the milkshake idea came from a magazine).

    But one of my favorite creations (though not an actual float) is the Holy Diver, named in honor of Ronnie James Dio. It's a shot of Frangelico [hazelnut liqueur] poured into the malty depths of a Young's Double Chocolate Stout.

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  37. LilBilly666

    LilBilly666 Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2012 Georgia

    It was no beer float, but I made a Guinness ice cream shake that was great.
  38. GardenWaters

    GardenWaters Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Illinois

    I saw these on North Coast's website and had to try one. Damn, these are delicious! Anyone else ever tried one?
  39. Jacurdy60

    Jacurdy60 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    I bet it would be even better with a Founders Breakfast Stout.
  40. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Devotee (467) Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I made one with a FIS, cookies and cream ice cream, and shaved some chocolate over it with a cheese grater. It was an awesome dessert.
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