Sure, you could splash around in the pool or stick your head in the freezer. But, our favorite way to cool off? Sipping on a refreshing, cold beer. On a hot, steamy day, there’s nothing better than a Gilly’s fresh from the fridge with beads of condensation sticking to the can.
But, how can you make beer an even bigger part of your summer? The answer, Legends, is beer-infused treats.
They put a fun, adult-only spin on classic frozen delights and they’ll be a hit at your next backyard bash. So, if you’re looking for a new way to chill out during summer’s sizzle, check out some of our top beer-infused cool down treats that will keep you feeling refreshed. Trust us – they’re worth the brain freeze.
Step up your cocktail game by turning your shandy into a popsicle. Because let’s be honest: you’re never too old for a pop. All you need is a 6-pack Gilly’s, a few ingredients, and some wooden sticks. The only hard part? Waiting for it to chill.
Add the citrus zest into a large bowl and add the agave nectar. Mix with a spoon. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon and half a grapefruit, add the beer, and stir for 15 seconds. Using a ladle, scoop up the shandy and pour into six solo cups. Place the cups in a muffin pan and put in the freezer for 3 hours. Remove from freezer and place a slice of lemon on top of each cup. Pierce a popsicle stick through the centre of the lemon slices and into the frozen shandy. Freeze overnight or until solid.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for… beer ice cream! Talk about a match made in beer heaven! You won’t know whether to scoop it into a bowl or one a cone, but we’d argue it tastes good either way.
Add the egg yolks and sugar into a medium bowl and whisk until you get a pale, lemon-colored mixture. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the beer and cream and cook over low heat. Slowly add to the sugar mixture while whisking steadily. Pour the mixture back into the pan and allow to simmer, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens.
Transfer cream mixture to a pourable container set over ice and whisk until chilled. Now, pour it into your ice cream maker and freeze according to your ice cream maker’s instructions.
Skip the trip to 7-Eleven and beat the heat at home with this thirst-quenching beer slushy that’s as easy as mix, freeze, blend, pour. Get your koozies ready y’all because this is one seriously cool buzz.
Create a mixture with the above ingredients then pour into an ice tray or freezable container. Freeze it, then blend, making sure that the granita is not too finely crushed. Another method involves freezing the mixture for two hours, scraping it with a fork every thirty minutes until chunks of ice form the slushy. Spoon into glasses.
Everything you love about watermelon– sweet flavor, thirst-quenching – but frozen. And with beer! Pack these watermelon squares in your beach cooler or pop a few in the freezer as you wait for your guests to arrive.
Put watermelon cubes into a bowl and soak with beer. Let it sit at room temperature for one to two hours. Remove the watermelon from the beer and poke six-inch wooden skewers into the fruit cubes. Put on a large plate, cover, and freeze for one to two hours. Serve frozen.
And the award for the Fastest Disappearing Treat from your drinks table goes to…beer jello shots. Sooner or later, someone was bound to come up with this idea.
Pour beer into a small saucepan and heat up at no more than 90 degrees to preserve the alcohol. Add gelatin and sugar and stir until all ingredients are dissolved, then remove from heat to cool down. Add the tequila and pour into shot glass molds. Refrigerate until solid. To create the illusion of foam, top the jello with ready whip and garnish with a lime wedge.
There you have it – these beer-infused treats will give you a whole new way to cool off and chill out. This weekend, head to your local BevMo, Total Wine, or Cost Plus World Market to stock up on your Gilly’s for these recipes. And, no one is going to judge you if you buy a popsicle mold solely intended for making those beer pops.