Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Beer Floats

Today was a shorter day at work, I took my "lunch" (went for a run) at 3:15 and left the office at 4 to go home and pack for my upcoming trip. My after-run snack was delicious, if a little unconventional:

Cold leftover corn on the cob! Perfect snack for a runner on the run! :)

After sitting in lots of traffic and then quickly packing up for San Francisco and my cousin's wedding in Sonoma, Pat and I hit the road down to Concord to have Chang An take-out (yumm) with my family. After dinner came the most noteworthy part: ROOTBEER FLOATS!

I have been saying forever that I thought beer floats would be really good...if you paired a nice dark beer with good vanilla ice cream. Everyone has always looked at me like I'm crazy, but who wouldn't want to combine beer with dessert?! Two amazing things that could only be better if put together! So after years of skepticism from others, my brother and I randomly came upon the topic last weekend, and he said that he'd made them before. Now I had to try them! So after dinner tonight he made beer floats for everyone...and EVERYONE loved them! I can honestly say that these were way better than I even imagined them being. We used McSorley's Irish Black Lager (but you could use any dark beer, I bet Guinness would be great, too) and Breyer's Vanilla ice cream. Next time I'll eat less dinner and save room for more floats!

Please try these and let me know what you think!

Goodnight, its off to San Fran in the morning!

1 comment:

  1. Wicked happy to read this! AND I agree, delicious. I'd like to try beer floats with a piny Scottish beer. Thinking about infusing Tequila with chili spice, what do you think?