Our two favorite things in the summer are drinking and eating ice cream, so we decided to multi-task and put the two together. We love beer and liquor floats because they are the lazy man’s blended frozen drink (no blender necessary). Pour, scoop, drink. Any questions?


Big Daddy’s Beer Float

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You know that anything with the name “Big Daddy” is going to be ridiculously good. Skip dessert tonight because this beer float is going to be more than enough.


  • Add 2 large scoops of coffee ice cream to a chilled beer mug
  • Pour a 22 oz. bottle of chilled chocolate stout into the mug
  • Garnish with whipped cream, shaved chocolate curls and a cherry


Limoncello Ice Cream Float

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As heavy as some beer/liquor floats can seem, this limoncello ice cream float is totally light and hits the spot.


  • Pour 1 oz. limoncello and 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier in a tall glass
  • Pour champagne until you have filled the glass
  • Perch a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on the edge of the glass (note: if you’re prone to being messy, we’d recommend putting the scoop of ice cream in the glass first and then pouring the champagne on top of it. Scoops of ice cream “perched” on rims of glasses never really end very well.)


Raspberry Beer Float with Raspberry Granita

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This recipe only has a few ingredients, but it does take a little more time than most beer float recipes. It’s worth it though, we promise.


  • Mix 1 cup Belgian raspberry beer with 1 Tbsp. sugar in a glass pie dish and stir until the sugar dissolves. Put it in the freezer for at least 4 hours (but overnight is good, too)
  • Boil another cup of the Belgian raspberry beer with 2 Tbsp. sugar until it’s reduced to 1/4 cup (it should take about 10 min.) Chill the syrup until it’s cold and chill the remaining beer as well
  • Using a fork, scrape granita into flakes, spoon vanilla ice cream into 4 small glasses and drizzle syrup over it. Then top with granita and pour more beer down the inside of each glass.


We’ll be cooling down and boozing up with these floats all summer. Share your beer and liquor float recipes below.