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.


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


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