100th Post:Lindemans Framboise Float

Because this is my 100th post, I will share a confession.

I can't drink.  I mean I can but 90% of the time I choose not to.  Not because I'm not down to party but this girl unfortunately has a severe case of alcohol intolerance.  It's embarrassing really and I am sure I will look back on this post and regret ever admitting this to the world.  I'm that one-beer drunk and usually you'll know within 20 minutes; my face begins to turn red, you'll suddenly notice my flaring nostrils due to my labored breathing and within the hour my head will either end up against your shoulder or against the nearest stationary object.  Trust me, it's bad - my entire demeanor goes from perfectly composed to disheveled in 30 minutes flat.

So the only place you'll usually ever find me drinking is at home.  Because at home, I can have the reddest face in the world (and biggest nostrils) in the comfort of my wonderful couch and blanket.  I can have my glass of wine and melt into the pillows while watching Legends of the Fall for the 26th time.  And on top of that, I get to drink in my jammies and not worry about maintaining my balance while wearing stiletto heels.  It's awesome, everyone needs to try it sometime -- the drinking in the jammies part, not the stiletto heels.

When Collin was out of town for a week in Tucson, I decided to cope with his absence through ice cream.   So on my way to the ice cream aisle this beautiful bottle of Lindemans Framboise caught my eye, and it even whispered buy me, mix me with that vanilla bean ice cream, you know you want to. I mean how could I have said no to a talking bottle of Lindemans, of course I had to buy it!  Safe to say, it was pretty much the best decision of my entire week -- hands down, best combination EVER.

Lindemans Framboise is one of my favorite Lambic beers -- the delicate tartness of the framboise spreads throughout your palette filling your nose with the intoxicating smell of raspberries with each sip.  Magical to say the least. BUT THEN adding creamy vanilla bean ice cream into the mix?  Decadence at its finest people, I could honestly have it everyday (if only alcohol and ice cream were fat and calorie free..).  I even threw in a few fresh raspberries ontop of the float which made the entire drink even more awesome -- didn't think it was possible but it did.

Ingredients for Lindemans Framboise Float: (serves 2)

  • 12 oz bottle of Lindeman's Framboise
  • 4 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream

Place 2 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream in each glass -- preferably a tall glass.  Slowly pour the framboise until the foam reaches the top.  Serve and drink immediately!

You can thank me later for this recipe -- I accept gratitude in forms of cash, check, food and some hugs (careful, I'm picky).  Bookmark this for when you have a bad day at work, or if your spouse is being an ass, or just because you're awesome and you want to freaking treat yourself.  Whatever the reason, just remember: Life is always sweeter with dessert! Cheers :)