Because I love making things from scratch, this past year I've also started making my own sorbets to go with some of my beers. The floats are perfect for parties, BBQ's and really get a wow factor from your friends. Here are some of my favorite beer float combinations and recipes.
French vanilla ice cream with a Chocolate Roasty Stout
My homebrew: Hex Mex Mocha
Commercial try: Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout or Begyle Neighborly Stout
My homebrew: Lemony Lick-its, Berliner Weisse
Commercial: Counter Clockwisse by Destihl
Here is the Raspberry Sorbet recipe I used.
Blueberry Basil Sorbet with a Belgian Saison
My homebrew: Blue & Green, A blueberry green tea Saison
Commercial: Eille by Off Color Brewing
Here is the Blueberry Sorbet recipe I used, but I infused the simple syrup with fresh basil from my garden.
I'd recommend making all the sorbets and ice creams at least one day in advance so they can get firm enough to scoop. Be creative and start with a basic recipe and if you feel like adding some citrus zest an herb or a spice, go for it!