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Chocolate Guinness Floats

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Chocolate Guinness Float Recipe: Guinness, Ireland’s most renowned beer, is known for its contrasting smooth and bitter qualities. It’s rich, dark and bitey; just the right flavor to pair with silky chocolate ice cream!

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Guinness Ice Cream Float Recipe

Today we’re sharing rich and creamy Chocolate Guinness Floats for Saint Paddy’s Day!

This 2 ingredient wonder is just the thing to serve with your Irish Boxties, Soda Bread, and Dubliner Fondue this year.

If you’re not a serious beer drinker, but you want to join in the Saint Patrick’s Day fun, this is the beverage for you!

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It All Starts With Guinness Beer…

I married a beer drinker.

Before Lt. Dan, I really didn’t appreciate beer. However, over the years he has slowly introduced me to beers I now enjoy.

It all started with my first taste of Guinness.

Compared to the bitter hoppy beers I had tried (and snubbed) before, Guinness has a lovely malted coffee note… And beer that sort of tastes like coffee was something a could appreciate.

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Although drinking a dark rich beer is something I now do on occasion, when we’re in a celebratory mood, like on St. Paddy’s Day, it’s fun to mix things up a bit.

That’s where beer floats come in…

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Guinness Float Recipe Ingredients

The best thing about this “recipe” is that it requires only 2 ingredients.

  • Guinness Stout Beer
  • Chocolate Ice Cream

You can use any variety of Guinness you like. Here I’m using Extra Stout. And yes, you could use vanilla ice cream, espresso ice cream, or really any flavor you think will complement the flavor of the beer.

However, I personally think chocolate ice cream is the best choice, because they are both dark strong flavors, so one flavor doesn’t overpower the other.

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How To Make Guinness Floats

This is so easy guys…

  1. Scoop chocolate ice into a glass.
  2. Then pour a Guinness over the top.

You could fuss-it-up a bit with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and/or chocolate shavings, but really it’s not necessary.

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Get the Full (Printable) Guinness Beer Floats Recipe Below

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This simple boozy treat is just the thing to surprise your friends with on March 17th!

Make sure to check out our other Irish-inspired recipes.

And for another Saint Paddy’s beverage option check out this bright and festive Lucky Irish Margarita Recipe using Irish Whiskey!

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Chocolate Guinness Float Recipe

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Guinness is rich, dark and bitey—just the right flavor to accompany silky chocolate ice cream.
Servings: 1 float


  • 2 scoops chocolate ice cream
  • 12 ounce Guinness beer


  • Place 2 large scoops of chocolate ice cream in a tall glass.
  • Pour the Guinness over the top and serve!


Serving: 1float, Calories: 286kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 100mg, Potassium: 329mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 33g, Vitamin A: 550IU, Vitamin C: 0.9mg, Calcium: 144mg, Iron: 1.2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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  5. Thanks for sharing this wonderful chocolate candy recipe idea! I omit melt coconut oil as my son does not like this, but it tastes still good. At my office, I often give this candy to my colleagues and I am working as a senior advisor you can and I gather information, tips, and recommendations for the people. Thanks again for sharing this wonderful delicious candy recipe!

  6. I made it again yesterday and it was a huge hit! Everyone at my house loved it!

  7. I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical of this at first, but you totally won me over! What a delicious contrast in flavors, and a great new addition to St. Patrick’s Day!

  8. Wow, this is really amazing and one of my favorite recipes for Chocolate Guinness Floats

  9. Made this last night for our Irish friends. They loved it. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  10. These were really delish!! My kids loved it so much!

  11. Dear Sommer! I am NOT a beer drinker, but Guinness? Well, Guinness is just one of those treasures that I’m thrilled someone found! I am making this TONIGHT because I bought bottles of Guinness for my Irish Stew yesterday. This French-Irish girl blesses you.

  12. so fun & easy! 

  13. I made these for my husband last night and they were delicious! Perfect little treats!

  14. This is a fan favorite in my household

  15. This is really super trick in this recipe. This is one of the good option which we can use every time.

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