Guinness Floats

March 6, 2013 by Ali

Guinness Floats |

Guinness Week continues with a slightly¬†different way to enjoy your pint of stout — Guinness Floats!

These floats are as easy as 1-2-3. First, place a few scoops of your favorite chocolate or vanilla ice cream into a glass. Then slowly pour in some Guinness and watch it foam like crazy. And finally, top with some chocolate syrup or chocolate sauce.

Then of course, enjoy the heck out of it.

The end. :)

Guinness Floats |

Guinness Floats

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 1 float


  • 1-2 scoops of your favorite ice vanilla or chocolate ice cream
  • 1 (11.2 oz.) can Guinness stout
  • chocolate syrup or chocolate sauce


Place scoops of ice cream in a glass. Slowly pour the Guinness over the ice cream, allowing a little time for the foam to subside and then pouring in more to fill the glass. Then drizzle with chocolate syrup or spoon on some chocolate sauce.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Guinness Floats |

Guinness Floats |

Guinness Floats |

Guinness Floats |


Guinness Floats |

Guinness Floats |

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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28 thoughts on “Guinness Floats

  1. Also, I pinned the recipe:

    - John Leahy

  2. Guinness? You are speaking this Irish guy’s language. I never would have thought of doing this but, hey, why not?

    - John Leahy

  3. Guiness is great and can’t wait to test to see if it can be better.

    - David

  4. To. freaking. die. for.

    Enough said.


    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  5. LOVE.THIS. thats all.

    - Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats

  6. I’m speechless but in a very good way! Amazing…..

    - kelley {mountain mama cooks}

  7. Oh Ali This looks fantastic! We were on the same wavelength! You know the say great minds think alike! =)

    - Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen

  8. Ahh these look INCREDIBLE!!! Serious heaven.

    - Sues

  9. I had one of these floats last night! It totally hit the spot.

    - Nicole @ youngbrokeandhungry

  10. So pretty! That PERFECT chocolate drizzle is just so eye-catching, too!

    - Averie @ Averie Cooks

  11. These are stunning. And I love that chocolate drizzle on top!

    - Cassie | Bake Your Day

  12. I think you might be changing my mind about Guinness this week! :)

    - Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

  13. These have my husband’s name written all over them! A perfect dessert idea for St Patty’s Day!

    - Tracey

  14. Oh my goodness, that is a float!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  15. Love it! Chocolate and Guiniess go so wonderfully together don’t they!

    - Audra | The Baker Chick

  16. I need to “float” my way on over to your place! Dang, girl! These floats look amazing!

    - Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

  17. Now that I am old enough to enjoy Guinness I can absolutely enjoy these floats! Gorgeous photos too – love the dripping chocolate sauce (drool)

    - Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

  18. I’ve never loved Gunness, but this is one way that I’ve always wanted to try. It looks so delicious.

    - Bree Courtney

  19. Done and done. Going to enjoy this this weekend!

    - Little Kitchie

  20. I’m not a huge fan of Guinness, but with ice cream, I can totally deal!

    - Abby @ The Frosted Vegan

  21. I am allll over these! What an awesome recipe!

    - Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar