Guinness Floats

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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. :)

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Guinness Floats

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 float 1x


Add a little ice cream to your pint o’ stout with these Guinness floats!


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


  1. 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.
  2. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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47 comments on “Guinness Floats”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Oh my goodness, that is a float!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  17. To. freaking. die. for.

    Enough said.


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

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

  21. Also, I pinned the recipe:

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  45. 5 stars
    Guinness and Ice Cream together! Wow. Those pics make it look amazing. I doubt I would be able to get mine to look as good as those…