summer sips: the beer float

This Sunday is Father’s Day and although Father’s Day isn’t so closely associated with elaborate brunch spreads and mimosas as Mother’s Day is, it doesn’t mean you can’t make something extra special for him to imbibe, and in this case eat!

Today’s Summer Sips is in honor of good ole’ Dad.

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If your father is a beer aficionado or just likes to open up a cold one on a warm day, Beer Floats are the perfect treat to thank Dad for all his hard work. This drink is as simple as it comes so you can spend more time chatting with pops rather than tending bar. Click Read More below for the delicious details!

You can mix it up with the addition of different flavors of ice cream and dark beers depending on what Dad likes, but we love the pairing of chocolate stout and ice cream with the tart raspberries!

Pour the Beer Float into a personalized Classic Hand Blown Beer Mug with his monogram for an extra special touch. Pair it with a font that is sturdy and reliable just like dad, such as Trade Gothic Bold Condensed.

Make him some of these Beer Floats Sunday and you may just have Dad siding with you as the favorite!

The Beer Float

Yields 4


1 pint of dark beer (like a chocolate stout)
1 small tub of chocolate ice cream
1 container of raspberries


1. Put a couple scoops of ice cream in each glass.
2. Pour beer over ice cream.
3. Garnish with fresh raspberries and serve with a spoon and a straw.



Recipe and Images by Erin Gleeson for Design*Sponge