A cold beer and an even colder bowl of ice cream are perfect summer treats. So why not combine the two into a delicious dessert? We’ve partnered with Jackie Dodd, founder of The Beeroness, to create a tasty lemon shandy beer ice cream recipe.
There are two things that taste better in the summer: homemade ice cream and beer cocktails. It’s not just the triple digit heat that makes these treats so indulgently gratifying, it’s also the people. Summer people are the best kind. Summer people wear flip-flops, cook food over open flames, stay up late and share drinks on the patios. That’s the real reason why things just taste better in the summer. It’s who we share it with.
When you have these summertime people over to your patio, it’s time to celebrate. There are, after all, only a little over 90 days to your summer. Enjoy every one of them.
Making the Perfect Beer Ice Cream
Homemade ice cream has a decadent feeling. It’s a reminder this season urges you to slow down, take a second to travel, enjoy a moment in the sun, connect with people that can get brushed aside when the weather cools and your life speeds up. This is when I break out the KitchenAid, use my ice cream maker attachment and experiment. Lemons? Fruit? Herbs? Beer? Nothing is off limits for your beer ice cream recipe. After all, ice cream is perfect for good flavor experimentation.
Other Summer Beer Ideas
Mixing your beer with non-beer substances is also acceptable during this time. In part to decrease your overall alcohol consumption in an effort to prevent you from becoming a cautionary tale and in part because the produce you haven’t seen in eight months is now all around you and you want to play with it. Feel free. Maybe it isn’t what the beer-geek-next-door would do, but who cares. If you want to add some sparkling lemonade, grapefruit juice or an ice cream base to your beer, do it.
It’s your summer. It’s your 93 days. Enjoy it how you see fit. For me, it’s homemade ice cream, patio beer consumption and those friends that show up to my house no matter what the weather gives us.
**Note: This ice cream recipe is not suitable for children. The beer has not been cooked enough to remove the alcohol. This beer ice cream recipe is intended for adults only.
Want more ice cream recipes perfect for hot summer days? Check out the Crate and Barrel Cookies, Ice Cream & Parfaits Pinterest board.