Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Quick Fix: Abita Vanilla Double Dog Beer Float

No, it's not a Mardi Gras parade coming it's an ice cream float! Well, a float with a twist.

The ice cream soda (aka root beer float) has been around since the late 1880s and was enjoyed by American teenagers in dime stores, pharmacies, and ice cream parlors well into the mid 1900s. For just a dime you could enjoy a fizzy creamy delight with your sweetheart far away from the watchful eye of your parents.

This MiddleBar recipe is a great summer evening snack that will tickle your sweet tooth and will give ya a bit of a buzz. I've chosen Abita Vanilla Double Dog as the stout of choice for this recipe. The 25th Anniversary ale from Abita is brewed with caramel and chocolate malts and is steeped with fresh vanilla beans while aging. The result is a thick and creamy chocolate, vanilla and toffee flavor. Which to me sounded perfect for a float!

1 bottle of Abita Double Dog
2 scoops of whole vanilla bean ice cream
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Pour, serve, and enjoy ya'll!

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