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 mins
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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