Thirsty Thursday- Guinness Floats

guinness float

For the loooongest time I wouldn’t drink Guinness. Not because I didn’t like it. No, it was because I thought I wouldn’t like it. I prefer wine but when I drink beer, for the most part I like a lighter flavor beer. Well, since Guinness is a dark, rich caramely color I thought that it was hoppy and I wouldn’t like it. I know, don’t judge a book but its cover!!!

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Well, once I tried it I realized that it was amazing and I had been missing out. I love it since it is not hoppy- no me gusta hoppy beers- and is really smooth enjoyable beer. Guinness is a dry stout that is made with roasted unmalted barley and ultimately has a roasted coffee like flavor. Price says it’s like drinking a loaf of bread as you always feel so full afterwards. ha!

This Guinness Float is a fantastic way to enjoy the #1 exported beer from Ireland while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!

Guinness Floats

Makes 1 float


  • 12 ounce bottle of Guinness
  • 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • chocolate syrup


  1. Put 2 generous scoops of vanilla ice cream in a glass.
  2. Slowly pour the beer along the side of the glass and around the ice cream.
  3. Drizzle chocolate syrup over the top of the float. Enjoy!

About iamahoneybee

Mom to Autumn and Hunter, Wife to Price. Rabbit and Boston Terrier owner. Former Bostonian soaking up the Florida Sun. Home cook messing around with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You'll find me most often with my phone in hand wearing my uniform of a Tunic with leggings rocking some Sperry's. A bit of prep mixed with bourbon and a foul mouth.
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3 Responses to Thirsty Thursday- Guinness Floats

  1. A new one on me!! In my wildest dreams I could never have come up with an idea of beer and ice cream in the same sentence never mind the same glass. I might have to give this a try, although I am not much of a beer drinker. It looks good and I would imagine it is a very addictive drink too. Ice cream and chocolate, yah! I’d say for-sure addictive.


  2. Neat! I make irish car bomb cupcakes for st pattys day and they are delish. They also use guiness. LOVE THEM!


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