(WJBK) - Have you caught onto the hard root beer craze yet? What makes this trend even better, is it's enjoyable on its own or transformed into a dessert.
When the experts at Ferndale-based Treat Dreams tried Coney Island Hard Root Beer, they saw it as an opportunity to take the flavor to a cool new place.
Known for making ice cream out of unusual ingredients, Treat Dreams Owner Scott Moloney suggests trying Coney Island Hard Root Beer as a main ingredient for popsicles. It's even more delicious to add Treat Dreams' Vanilla Bean ice cream to the center for a creamsicle-style treat.
Coney Island Hard Root Beer Float Popsicles
Three bottles Coney Island Hard Root Beer, chilled (Note: Popsicles for those 21 and older) Open and pour in to a large pitcher. Let sit until foam subsides. In the meantime, make the cream base:
1 c. Heavy Cream
½ c. Whole Milk
1/3 c. plus 1 T. granulated sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
Add Coney Island Hard Root Beer to popsicle molds, freeze 1 hour. After the outer layer of the popsicle forms, pour out center of unfrozen beer, then pour cream base into the center. Add popsicle sticks. Freeze overnight.
Combine ingredients and stir until sugar is completely dissolved, about 3-4 minutes. Combine cream base and Coney Island Hard Root Beer. Freeze in popsicle molds for 1 hour. Add popsicle sticks when they can stand up straight. Freeze overnight.
Note: Recipe makes 18 popsicles and can be cut in half to make fewer popsicles.