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Father's Day: Celebrate Dad with 24 great recipes that use beer

Father's Day: Celebrate Dad with 24 great recipes that use beer
Recipe: Beer ice cream (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

Are you ready to celebrate Dad this Sunday? Just in time for Father's Day, we've compiled 24 of our favorite beer-infused recipes to keep you covered. Whether you want something sweet or savory, a food gift you can make ahead of time, or the perfect dish to complement the meal you're planning, we have something for everyone.

You can't go wrong with super wings -- turkey wings cooked just like super-sized hot wings. And beer brittle always makes a great gift idea (though we'd recommend you make a double batch -- one bite and you'll want to keep a batch all to yourself!). Beer cake (yes, beer does make everything better) is a perfect way to cap any Father's Day festivities, and if you're looking for a hearty -- and slightly messy -- dish to celebrate Dad, check out the pecan-crusted spareribs with Kentucky bourbon barbecue sauce. Just trust me.

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Check out the recipe below for beer ice cream, and head over to our recipe gallery for more ideas. Happy Father's Day!

BEER ICE CREAM

Total time: 20 minutes, plus freezing time

Servings: 2 to 4

Note: Adapted from Matt Schreiber, who adapted it from Antoine Westermann at the restaurant Beurheisel in Strasbourg, France.

4 egg yolks

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup beer

1 cup heavy cream

1. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until they are pale and lemon colored. Bring the beer and the cream to a simmer in a heavy-bottom saucepan, then slowly pour over the sugar mixture, whisking constantly. Return the mixture to the pan and cook over low heat, whisking frequently, until it thickens.

2. Pour through a strainer into a mixing bowl set over ice and whisk until cool. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.

Each of 4 servings: 384 calories; 4 grams protein; 30 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 27 grams fat; 15 grams saturated fat; 292 mg. cholesterol; 25 grams sugar; 34 mg. sodium

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