For a fun but delicious treat this St. Paddy’s Day, try this combination of vanilla ice cream, Irish Cream Liqueur and some super chilled Guinness. Sounds crazy I know but there is malt in that beer; it’s perfect!
Ready to get your Irish on? This Guinness Float with Irish Cream Liqueur is a fun twist that will liven up any party! If you’ve never had a Guinness Float well, I was with you until the other day. It’s been something I’ve wanted to try but still had a bit of trepidation about mixing beer, chocolate and ice cream.
I’m not typically a beer drinker; using beer more often to cook then to sip but I developed a fondness for Guinness after participating in a beer tasting a couple of years ago so if the situation is right and the beer is ice cold, then I’m game. How much colder could it get than blending it with ice cream?
I wanted to try something more than plain vanilla so added a bit of chocolate and Irish cream and voila…a Guinness Float with Irish Cream Ice Cream. Oh my.
I know, it sounds weird but beer and chocolate are a great pairing and the malt characteristics of the beer only elevated that match. I was hoping the beer in this float might remind me of using Coors Beer in a favorite bread; evident but not overwhelming.
The end result was a very adult float, not too sweet and a really nice combination. Was it unique? Yes. But also so amazingly good. Take your favorite float and kick it up a notch…or two!
I had originally planned to make this using some Irish Cream ice cream; I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it available this time of year. Of course it was nowhere to be found but that wasn’t going to stop me; I simply mixed it with some vanilla bean ice cream and a bit of Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur.
If you don’t have the Irish Cream Liqueur and want it just for this treat; take a peek at the smaller bottles but really no biggie, just plain vanilla ice cream would be fine too.
I made my own chocolate sauce but certainly use what you have on hand if you prefer. I do like a sauce that blends milk and dark chocolates but change those quantities if you prefer all dark or all milk chocolate. A bit of half and half will help it melt and thin it a bit and a dash of Irish Whiskey will make it…GOOD!!
Let’s be Irish; this is such a fun dessert cocktail. Try a Guinness Float with Irish Cream Liqueur, bet you like it too!
PIN IT! ‘Guinness Float with Irish Cream Liqueur’
Add additional half and half if chocolate sauce needs to be thinner. The nutritional information is computer-generated and only an estimate.
For the Irish Whiskey Chocolate Sauce
For the Bailey's Irish Cream Ice Cream
To Make the Float:
To Make the Chocolate Sauce
To Make Irish Cream Ice Cream
To Make the Float
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1832Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 292gFiber: 71gSugar: 44gProtein: 98g
Add additional half and half if chocolate sauce needs to be thinner.
The nutritional information is computer-generated and only an estimate.