I knew what I had to do.
A beer ice cream float.
My friend Brian recommended trying mint-chocolate chip ice cream. That’s my favorite ice cream flavor, so that sounded perfect. I ended up blending my own mint ice cream using peppermint patties and vanilla ice cream (all the mint ice cream I found, even at the organic grocery store, had “natural flavors” or MSG in it).
The beer tasted awesome.
The two together… not so much.
But I was undeterred. The following night (last night), I tried again, but with the plain ol’ vanilla ice cream.
Now, a word of caution. Adding sugar to beer causes a very bubbly reaction. If you try this at home (and I recommend that you do), leave plenty of room in the glass for the foam that will ensue (not unlike in a root beer float).
Bonus pic of chopped up mint patties:
*Well, except for some crappy beers that remind me of the mostly flat half-bottle of my dad’s Michelob that I drank when I was 5. (Obviously, I was too young to know any better. I mean, Michelob? Really?)