Ginger Beer Shandy Floats

Here's a little twist on a lemon shady. With sugared ginger and ice cream, Ginger Beer Shandy Floats are the perfect summertime treat!

Ginger Beer Shandy Floats
Photo: Jessica Merchant
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • Lemon slices (optional)

  • Finely chopped crystallized ginger (optional)

  • 3 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger

  • 5 12 ounce cans fruity wheat beer, chilled

  • 4 cup ginger beer, chilled

  • 8 big scoops of vanilla ice cream


  1. If desired, wipe rims of eight 16-ounce beer glasses or mugs with a lemon slice; dip rims in finely chopped crystallized ginger.

  2. In a large pitcher, add the 3 tablespoons crystallized ginger. Muddle with a wooden spoon. Pour in fruity wheat beer and ginger beer; stir gently to combine. Serve in the chilled glasses or mugs. Top each glass with a scoop of vanilla ice cream; before or after pouring works, just be prepared for a little foam. Garnish with lemon slices.

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