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The Beer for Breakfast Milkshake

The Beer for Breakfast Milkshake

A milkshake that is reminiscent of a beer float, but with maple and bacon flavors to make it appropriate for dessert or maybe even brunch on a warm day.

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This milkshake goes beyond dessert or even a simple beer float. Maybe it is too much for your mornings, but with maple and bacon flavors this may just be our favorite, indulgent brunch or dessert drink this summer.

We have used a Blonde Ale by Alphabet City Beer Co. as well as an Amber Lager by Brooklyn Brewery, but feel free to use your favorite beer. Just keep in mind that you don’t need a powerful stout, but a beer that is too light and lacking in subtle caramel notes will make the milkshake bitter, go for something in between.

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Ditch the blender and simply stir this drink together and adjust the amount of beer to your liking.

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  • Author: Annelise McAuliffe
  • Yield: 1 milkshake 1x


  • 3/4 cup to 1 cup Beer (We have used a Blond Ale and an Amber Lager)
  • 1/2 cups Salted caramel ice cream (left out to soften for a few minutes (We used a Greek yogurt based ice cream for a more breakfast-y feel with a touch of tartness))
  • 1 Tablespoon Maple syrup
  • 1 Slice of cooked bacon


  1. Stir together the beer and ice cream. Taste, adjust beer amount if desired.
  2. Transfer into preferred drinking glass and top with maple syrup and a slice of bacon.
  • Category: Beer, Milkshake


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