Just in time for the weekend, day 5 of “Float Week” – Guinness Extra Stout Floats. These stout floats are a smooth dark beer *punch* with coffee ice cream and a sweet touch of dark chocolate syrup.

I have to admit, while making all the other floats this week, getting to taste this one was always a bit of a surprise. The “extra stout” of this ice cream float is no joke, but wow…it is soooo good! I was telling my family about this one and they agreed they would definitely pay a few bucks to get their hands on one of these.

As I said previously, these floats are for the Irish in me. We are pretty big on Ireland around here. Besides our heritage, my husband and I got engaged on the beautiful coast of Ireland a few years ago. Someday, I hope to go back, but until then I will reminisce with one of these!



Guinness Extra Stout Floats


  • 2 scoops coffee ice cream
  • approx. 3/4 cup Guinness
  • Garnish: dark chocolate syrup (and dark chocolate shavings)


  1. In a frosty mug, line sides with dark chocolate syrup then add 2 scoops coffee ice cream and fill with Guinness. Garnish with additional chocolate syrup and dark chocolate shavings (optional).
  2. Add a spoon and fun straw. Serve immediately.

26 Responses to “Guinness Extra Stout Floats”

  1. Awesome float! Heading to the store for some Guinness so I can make these tonight.

  2. Jackie says:

    I just found you on Foodgawker! Beautiful posts, beautiful food, I’m a fan! I’m gonna add you to my blog reader =) And a Guinness Float makes me want to weak dark brown tears of joy!

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  4. Eliana says:

    Nothing beats a good, boozy float and this one looks perfect to me :)

  5. Urban Wife says:

    What a perfect ending to “float” week! This looks absolutely amazing. My red-headed Irish hubby would love this. :)

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  9. Lisa says:

    I live in Paris, and unfortunately they don’t have Guinness beer here. Can I substitute a different kind of beer for Guinness, or will that ruin just ruin the drink?

  10. Eliana says:

    Oh goodness – this looks sinfully delicious!

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