Lambic Ice Cream Float Recipe with cherry flavored Lambic over creamy vanilla ice cream, you have a great boozy dessert sweet treat that adults are going to love. It’s the perfect way to celebrate summer.
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I wanted a fun dessert that would be an ode to the end of summer while still looking forward to the beginnings of fall and all it has to bring. Sweaters, leaves, cozy blankets. Well, in my mind that’s what fall is, cooling weather and cozy things.
But, in truth, here in California fall is probably the hottest season we have. Dry, windy, and hot. So, an ice cream float is a perfect fall treat.
When I told my husband that I was planning this dessert drink, he asked me if I was going to make a special barley ice cream to go in it.
Nope, I wanted this to be a really simple fun treat for when you need a special dessert without a lot of fuss. So, I decided to use store-bought vanilla bean ice cream.
Maybe I should back up in case you don’t know what Lambic is. Wikipedia defines it as, “Lambic is a type of beer traditionally in the Pajottenland region of Belgium … Unlike conventional beers, which are fermented by carefully cultivated strains of brewer’s yeasts, lambic is produced by spontaneous fermentation: it is exposed to the wild yeasts and bacteria that are said to be native to the Zenne valley, in which Brussels lies. It is this unusual process which gives the beer its distinctive flavour: dry, vinous, and cidery, usually with a sour aftertaste.” So, simply put, a Lambic is a fruity slightly sour cider-like beer. Even more simply, Lambic is really really tasty!
I chose the cherry Lambic or Kriek because I love the slight sourness that the cherries bring; I think it offsets the sweet rich vanilla bean ice cream really well.
But, they also have raspberry, peach, and apple Lambic that are a bit sweeter.
And, use whatever your favorite vanilla ice cream is, even if that’s a vegan ice cream or vanilla frozen yogurt! It’s all good!
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Lambic Ice Cream Float Recipe
Lambic Ice Cream Float
- 3 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
- Kriek Lambic cherry flavor
- Scoop vanilla ice cream into a glass, and fill glass with Lambic. Serve with a long handled spoon and a fun straw.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
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Your pictures are so beautiful! Love them!
I have never heard of such a beverage! I will have to keep an eye out to purchase some to try.
This seriously looks so good! I will definitely be trying it. The only other time I have had Lambic was mixed in with Guinness.
Never heard of this but it looks great!
I don’t think I’ve ever heard of Lambic before! This looks really good though! 🙂
Yummmmm, must be really good!
I have never heard of Lambic!! Awesome, love trying new things and this looks delicious!!
I pinned this a few days ago. I have some Lambic in my fridge, and this is going to be perfect – grown up floats! Definitely doing this for mine and hubby’s birthday weekend coming up.
You had me at ice cream float, yum!
Hmmm, sounds interesting!! I’m going to have to try this. Kinda like a coke float. I love drinks like this. Thanks for the idea. 🙂
We LOVE lambic in this house! I am sharing this with my husband tonight; I know he’s going to want to try it out.
I have never heard of Lambric before but vanilla bean ice cream is my favorite!
Beer and ice cream such a peculiar combination! I would love to try it!