Haley Haman · Apr 3, 2019 · 3 min read
Get ready to indulge in one heck of a treat at Beans & Barlour with one of their boozy desserts. Alcohol infused ice cream? One can say it's the best thing to ever happen to the dessert scene in St. Pete.
Beans & Barlour is located in downtown St. Pete next to St. Pete Brewing Company. They have outdoor seating, but if you want to add to the experience, head to the back for a unique and rustic ambiance.
Their menu includes coffee, cocktails, small plates and dessert. They make all of their ice cream from scratch daily, and they range from 7-12% ABV or you can choose to get a non-alcoholic version. They have 9 delicious boozy ice cream flavors to choose from. There are some common options like Chocolate Liqueur, Strawberries N Cream, and Almond Joy, and then some unique flavors like Avocado Margarita and Sangria Sorbet. Needless to say, you'll get a buzz no matter what scoop you pick!
By the time you're done reading this, I bet you'll be planning your next date night here!
I couldn't pass up the opportunity to order this. The entire thing is edible! This is a scoop of their Chocolate Liqueur ice cream served in an edible chocolate teacup with a chocolate spoon on a chocolate saucer. Although it was a little smaller than I expected, it was still fun to order and enjoyable to eat. The ice cream was my favorite, it was creamy and you can taste the alcohol but it wasn't too over-powering. (You definitely have to love chocolate to order this.)
Calling all beer lovers- this one is for you! Reimagining a rootbeer float with Whiskey & Irish Cream ice cream and a pint of St. Pete Brewing Company's locally brewed stout. This is a pretty big serving, but it sure was yummy and satisfied the beer and sweet tooth cravings.
This is my favorite boozy drink on the menu. The Piña Colada Dole Whip Float is the perfect beverage for a refreshing pick-me-up that'll give you a great, fun and flirty buzz. This is a blend of silver & coconut rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and pineapple Dole Whip soft serve. It was sweet and smooth and the kind of drink that makes you feel like you're on vacation. I highly recommend this if you're looking for a refreshing, fruity drink.
Another option for a fruity and boozy drink is the Raspberry Mule Float. This was also refreshing and sweet, but it's not as creamy as the Piña Colada Dole Whip Float. The Raspberry Mule Float is lighter and more bubbly, made with Vodka infused Raspberry Sorbet floated in Ginger Beer. Once you mix it up, it's similar to an adult version of a slushie.
Tiramisu, as many know, is a classic Italian dessert. Beans & Barlour takes this already delicious sweet and gives it a kick by adding Amaretto & Mascarpone ice cream layers with warm, espresso-soaked lady fingers. Yum! This serving was the smallest of the group, but there wasn't a drop left by the end of it.
If these specialty drinks aren't what you're looking for, I would definitely recommend trying a boozy scoop of ice cream alone. The texture is smooth and creamy, and the taste is true to name with that hint of booze! It's a great treat!
So there you have it, why drink alcohol when you can eat it in the delicious form of ice cream or sip it in a float? Beans & Barlour produces a gift that we've all been wishing for!
Oh! And don't forget to take a super cute photo with your hunny in the back!
A craft coffee bar and dessert lounge featuring alcohol-infused ice cream and coffee. Serving beer, wine, house-infused cocktails, shareables & small plates, as well as brunch.