Summer time is rapidly approaching and I couldn’t be more excited. True, I’ve admitted to fall and winter being my favorite seasons. And they still are. But there are some things about summer that I just love.
Hot dogs. Grilling, Fire pits. Long walks without freezing. Icy cold beer. Ice cream.
Yes, it is acceptable to eat ice cream any time of year. But really, it’s the best in the summer time. Slap a few scoops on a cone and I’m set to go. Even better if it drips and runs down your hand.
Last week, I was absolutely dying for some homemade ice cream. That’s always been B’s department so I asked him nicely to make some (and by nicely, I might mean nagged to death). And he made the best ice cream EVER! Root Beer Float ice cream. No lie! It’s got all the taste and flavor of a float but it’s actually ice cream. It was creamy and delicious and satisfying. If you are a fan of root beer, this is not to be missed!
Root Beer Float Ice Cream
Ice cream recipe from Emeril Lagasse
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. root beer extract
Combine all the above ingredients in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly to combine. Pour into ice cream machine and mix according to manufacturer’s instructions.