I have a few favorite things in life. Puppies, my husband, Seinfeld reruns, fro yo, beer, peanut butter, cilantro…. The list goes on. I’m not really someone who feels luke warm about things. There’s “OMG I freaking love ____ so much, I would poke my eyeballs out of my head if I could never see/have/eat it again!!!” and “Ew, gross.” Yes, I have the love scale of a teenage girl.
I don’t want to live in a world where my favorite things can’t go together. In my world, which is a little bit like Neverland–all whimsical and idealistic with no real sense of grown-up-ness, all the things I love fall magically into place, so that after a 15 mile run, I can sit down to pour myself a delicious dark, sweet beer.
I can scoop fro yo on top, and enjoy a grown up
Okay, so you might think I’m a total freak, but listen, my first beer float experience was at The Ale House in Moscow (Idaho, not Russia) with my college bestie and foodspiration, Heather. We were both skeptical, and in true fashion of both of our tastes, she ordered hers with the huckleberry ale, and I ordered mine with the vanilla bourbon stout (oh my gosh, vanilla boubon stour, PLEASE COME BACK INTO MY LIFE!!). They were both absolutely delicious, but I’m guessing you know which one was my favorite…
Celebratory dessert done in about 90 seconds, and gone in about an equal amount of time. You better believe this baby will be reappearing after my very first 17 miler that’s coming up this Friday! What can I say? I’m a girl who likes to celebrate 😉
- 1 bottle ice cold sweet beer of choice; stouts and porters work great (I used oatmeal stout. You can also use a lighter, fruity beer, but for the love, please do NOT use Bud Light, or, worse, PBR. Just don’t do it.)
- 2 scoops (approx 1/2 cup) nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt
- Chill your beer glass in the freezer for 30min-1 hour.
- Pour beer until glass is 1/2-2/3 full. Top with 2 scoops frozen yogurt.
Rudy Schuepbach says
I did the same sort of experiment this summer- the logic was, “I like Jack and Coke, I like Coke and Ice cream. Why can’t I like Jack and Coke and Ice cream”. And lo- the Jack And Coke Float was born. You can probably do it with a Rum and DC:BCV. 😛
DC BCV!! Gahhh, I miss you! Terra got my drinking whiskey and diet this summer—I’ll have to try that in float form. Maybe this week… 😉
Jamie @ couchtoironwoman says
Ummm these are amazing! I want to make one with pumpkin ale!
One of the breweries here has a seasonal pumpkin porter, and I can’t stop dreaming of a float of that mixed with like a cinnamon or brown sugar fro yo!!
Alex @ Intoxicology101 says
Awesome recipe and photos. We don’t work much with beer, but after seeing these I sure am thirsty… Cheers