Monday, July 19, 2010

a dessert made for summer

Drumroll please. Introducing my go-to dessert this summer: the framboise ice cream float.

Not only is it virtually fool-proof to make, it contains just two ingredients: vanilla ice cream, and framboise, a Belgian-style beer that is fermented with raspberries. You can find framboise at most grocery or liquor stores. Maybe you drank a lot of it in college, like me. Or someone I knew.

When I served the float to Sarah at our little beat-the-heat supper, she admitted she had some bad memories of framboise--it tastes more like a sweet soda than beer. But all it took was one spoonful and she changed her tune. Framboise makes a pretty perfect float. Creamy, fruity, a little tart, a little boozy. Not to mention a dreamy shade of pink. 

Lindeman's, the company that makes Framboise, makes other lambic beers and I can't wait to try this out with their peach, cassis, or kriek (black cherry) flavors. Luckily, there are many more sweltering days of summer to go.


Daniel said...

Mmm...Black cherry. Otherwise known as the Jewish version.

Anonymous said...

Who put the beer in root beer??

E. Tyler Lindvall said...

Now, Lisa, no bullshit...I have seen your failed experiments with beer and ice cream, so you have to understand my trepidation in actually trying this. But, that being said, this actually looks delicious. So I just wanted to make sure that I will like this before bite the bullet and by a bottle of Framboise.

You are the best.


Lisa said...

Daniel: Yes, let's try that next.

Anony: I don't know, do you?

ETL: You will like this for sure. And if you don't want to buy a whole bottle of framboise, they sell mini bottles, which will give you about 2 floats.

Pink of Perfection said...

Yeah, I had visions of this dessert dancing in my head for days after. Thanks for the reminder––time for a revisit, methinks? (PS: The Argentines love their ice cream, but with dulce de leche instead of beer. As you can imagine, it has its charms.)


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