Yes, you can put ice cream in beer! Not all beer-and-frozen-goods combinations are created equal, however, so before you dive into mad malty science, try keeping it simple with a classic vanilla, chocolate or coffee scoop in a porter or stout, which will curb bitterness and leave you with a creamy mouthfeel. Adventure into IPA territory with a citrus sorbet, or create your own Creamsicle by adding vanilla ice cream to a fruity radler.
The staff of Richmond magazine taste tested beer floats for our July 2015 Summer Food feature:
Richmond Magazine Staff Taste Test Beer Floats
Beer floats are a thing, and Richmond magazine staffers put them to the (taste) test. What we learned? Don't knock 'em 'til you try 'em, folks.
Video shot and edited by Maureen McNabb; produced by Stephanie Breijo and Justin Vaughan.