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Guinness ice cream float

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

It's float time!

It's ice cream time! This time the dessert is for the adults! Creamy Guinness is poured over vanilla ice cream for the perfect over-21 dessert.

Traditional root beer has nothing on these St. Patrick's Day Guinness ice cream floats. They are creamy, go down smooth and totally count as dessert! It might sound odd to pour beer over ice cream but trust us; this is one recipe you will love!

It's float time!

Guinness ice cream float recipe

Yields 2 ice cream floats


  • 1 large can Guinness draught
  • Vanilla ice cream


  1. Take two pint glasses and fill a little more than half full with scoops of vanilla ice cream.
  2. Open Guinness and pour gently over both glasses of ice cream. One can should cover both glasses.
  3. Eat with a spoon and enjoy!

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