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.