Guinness Ice Cream Float

Don’t let this fool you. I’m not a fan of beer, at all… unless we’re talking root beer because I can totally get behind that. I may or may not even have a slight addiction to Mug root beer. It’s the best of them all. I’ve tried others and none compare to my precious Mug. I haven’t had a root beer float in ages but it got me thinking, why not make a beer float for St Patrick’s Day. Guinness is pretty much a requirement for many for the holiday so it seems fitting to play around with it and whip up some new tasty treats.

This is so easy to make and requires very basic ingredients. Besides the obvious requirements of a few key ingredients… you must love ice cream floats and you also must love Guinness.

This float is full of creamy flavor from the ice cream and whipped cream (plus optional Bailey’s) then hits you with the very distinct Guinness flavor. A must try for Guinness and ice cream float lovers.

Guinness Ice Cream Float

Total Time5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Guinness, Ice cream
Servings: 1


  • 1 can or bottle Guinness draught
  • vanilla ice cream
  • chocolate fudge sauce
  • whipped cream
  • Bailey's Irish cream optional


  • In a large glass, add 1-2 scoops vanilla ice cream.
  • Top off with hot fudge sauce. Add a splash or two of Bailey's if desired.
  • Top off with Guinness, followed by a generous portion of whipped cream.
  • Stir and enjoy.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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13 Responses to “Guinness Ice Cream Float”

  1. #
    amy @ fearless homemaker — March 2, 2012 at 10:09 am

    i love guinness, so this looks fantastic. yum!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — March 2, 2012 at 10:29 am

    oh my gosh. so awesome and i love this. i’m not a huge beer fan but my bf would LOVE this!! I’ll just eat the ice cream :)

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    Cookin' Canuck — March 2, 2012 at 10:38 am

    We love dark beers in our house and this would be such a fun thing to make for my husband on St. Paddy’s Day.

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    Michelle Collins — March 2, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    This is making my mouth water. Looks like such a tasty dessert/drink!

  5. #
    Bertie's Bakery — March 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    See I DO love Guinness, and I love icecream even more! This looks great!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — March 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Best way to drink beer ever!

  7. #
    Cassie — March 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I’m so doing this. And my husband is so falling in love with me all over again. LOVE!

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — March 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Oh my! I need to try this for our St. Patty’s Day.

    PS. I just read your info your from NH… me too!!

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    Lauren @ hey, who cut the cheese? — March 2, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    My husband just about fell over when I showed him this post. Can’t wait to make this for him!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — March 3, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    YUMMY! I saved a similar recipe a few days ago but I’m not a huge Guinness fan so I wasn’t sure. I’m going to try it now!

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    Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies — March 4, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    That is a pretty delicious idea. Clever girl :)

  12. #
    Erin — March 6, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I’ve had something similar with a chocolate stout – really good!

  13. #
    Charlene — March 11, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I discovered this drink a few weeks ago. It’s awesome!

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