It’s summer time! What better to beat the heat with than a beer? Ice cream? Both sound great, well then, why not combine the two? I know what your thinking, “beer and ice cream, yuck.” Well, trust me on this one, it is fantastic.

Now, you can’t use just any old beer, especially those fizzy, light beers made by the mass brewers. You need something robust, something loaded with sweetness. A stout is the perfect companion to ice cream, all that malt sweetness and chocolate overtones. They are fabulous together. Another beer to try, would be a Lambic, although, I have not done this yet, I believe it would be a great match. Vanilla ice cream with Framboise or Kriek, it’d be almost sorbet like I believe.

Next time your trying to think of a desert to end a nice picnic with friends, go with a Stout Float. A couple dips of ice cream in a glass of Imperial Stout, will certainly fill that bill.

beer + food = Barleydine



  1. 1 Tim Nichols 0 at 6:24 am

    Young's Double Chocolate Stout, or The Kasteel Rouge work great for a float!

  2. 2 LEP 0 at 7:20 pm

    Thanks Tim. I will have to try those.LEP

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