Guinness Stout Ice Cream Float

Everyday that passes brings us one day closer to the Big Party! I am getting so excited. I have Shamrocks and green plaid all over the house right now! As I am sure you are all aware by now St. Patrick’s Day is a favorite here at the P and P Kitchen! One big happy excitement is that Kitchen Meets Girl will be here for the whole weekend and we get to have a fun filled wonderful time!

So far this Green Season I have brought you Irish Caramel Vanilla Fudge, Irish Potato Cakes, Lucky Charm Marshmallow Treats, and Irish Meat Hand Pies. So now I bring you a really fun and really wonderful Ice Cream Treat for Adults Only! At the begining of St. Paddy’s day posts I told you that I wanted to bring you some original and different St. Patrick’s day food and fun.

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I think this recipe really delivers on that! I came across this recipe during a google search for a completely unrelated topic. It was just a recipe no pictures or any real idea where it came from just a byline Recipe by Alice Medrich. I don’t know who she is but boy am I glad I stumbled across this! This is by far the best way to drink Beer ever! All Beer should come with a scoop of Ice Cream!

This is rich, thick, chocolatey with a bite at the finish goodness! The recipe has it’s own chocolate sauce to make but you could easily just use Hershey’s Syrup. Not only is there thick rich Guinness Stout but you have a shot of Bailyes in the bottom of the glass! The crowning achievement to this is the perfect dollop of home made whipped cream!

Remember when you were a kid and you would go into a soda shop or ice cream parlor and how good a root beer or coke float was on a hot summer day? Well this float will take you back to those good old lazy summer days, but it will make you so happy that you are an adult now that you can have booze and chocolate ice cream all in the same glass! Oh yeah Baby!

Not a beer drinker? That’s ok beacuse neither am I. Nevermind that we have 25 gallons of beer fermenting at any given time in my basement from my Hubby. You don’t have to like beer at all for this. All of the additions of Bailyes and ice cream and chocolate syrup and whipped cream take the yucky bitterness out of the beer and just make this so very very delightful! This is a perfect addition to your St. Patrick’s Day festivities! Oh and serving it up in a stolen pint glass from your favorite Pub a total plus!


  • 6 bottles of Guinness Stout
  • 6 tbs of Bailey’s Cream
  • 6 scoops of chocolate ice cream
  • for the homemade chocolate sauce:
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dutch process cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Or use Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
  • for the whipped cream:
  • 1 cup chilled heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • or use Redi Whip


  • To make the Chocolate Sauce
  • in a sauce pan mix the cocoa sugar and boiling water
  • whisk and bring to a simmer over low heat and simmer for 11 min
  • remove from heat and add vanilla
  • let cool to room temp
  • Sauce will keep up to 3 weeks in an air tight container in the fridge
  • For the Whipped cream:
  • using a chilled bowl and chilled beater whip the cream and sugar until stiff peaks form
  • In 6 pint glasses
  • pour 1 tbs of Bailey’s
  • 1 tbs of chocolate sauce
  • 1 scoop of chocolate ice cream
  • slowly pour 1 bottle of Guinness Stout into the glass by holding the glass at a 45 degree angle. This will help keep the head {foam} under control. You may have to stop and wait for the head to go down before fitting all the beer in the glass.
  • Place a dollop of whipped cream on top of the head and drizzle in more chocolate sauce
  • Enjoy!

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