Guinness® Float Recipe -
Guinness(R) Float Recipe
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Guinness® Float

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"I had to buy Guinness and ice cream on the same day and my weird friend suggested that I try making an ice cream float. The experiment was a success!"

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    5 mins

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  1. Place the scoop of ice cream into a large glass. Pour in the cola, followed by the beer. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 30, 2011

I think it needs more ice cream. Perhaps that's personal preference, but I like a tiny bit of ice cream in every bite. Also, it melted very quickly due to the ratio and I ended up with a "drink" within a couple of minutes. Without the bit of ice cream, the bitterness of the guinness shines through (pro or con depending on your taste) I enjoyed it, who would have thought?

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 16, 2012

I tried this experiment without the added cola, when I was a freshman in college back in the mid 90s. It wasn't very enjoyable once I got past the ice cream. With the addition of cola, it's more palatable, though still not a "dessert of choice" for me. I'd prefer a straight pint of Guinness, followed by a straight root beer float, over this concoction. However, it's worth trying once, just to say you did it.


7 Ratings

Oct 13, 2009

Had a variation of this...used 9lb Hammer from Georgetown Brewery, ice cream and carmel....really good but I would have never thought of mixing beer with ice cream!

May 16, 2012

I thought it was just OK. I don't know how much flavor the soda added, but the ice cream added the creaminess.

Mar 17, 2012

Good, not great. I like Guinness and I like floats, but for some reason was not a huge fan of this. It was alright, nice to try it once, but will probably never make again.

Mar 17, 2012

Next time I am going to omit the coke.

Jul 28, 2012

it was bitter to me (not being a stout ale drinker though) and I didn't add nearly as much stout, only about 1/3 cup but it tastes great to me and maybe others if you add 1-2 tbsp of chocolate syrup :-)


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