Irish Car Bomb Float

By • October 26, 2009 9 Comments

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Author Notes: I originally made this for St. Patrick's Day, but it's delicious any time of the year. It's based on the Irish Car Bomb shot - a shot glass filled with Irish whiskey and Bailey's and dropped into a pint of Guinness. This version is a little more grown up - it substitutes Irish cream-flavored ice cream for the Bailey's and is best enjoyed slowly!raspberryeggplant

Serves 1

  • 1.5 ounces Irish whiskey (preferably Jameson)
  • 4 ounces Irish Cream ice cream (I used Ben and Jerry's Dublin Mudslide but Haagen Dazs Baileys Irish Cream would be good, too)
  • 12 ounces Guinness beer (or any other stout beer)
  1. Pour the whiskey into a pint glass.
  2. Add the ice cream to the glass.
  3. Slowly pour the Guinness over the ice cream, making sure that a head forms. Serve immediately.

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over 3 years ago Pegeen

Pegeen is a trusted home cook.

Nothing should be named "car bomb," should it? A bit insensitive.


about 5 years ago Sagegreen

I just came across this. Intriquing!


over 5 years ago lechef

This sounds great...but I'd say keep the Bailey's Irish cream in there and go for vanilla ice cream!


over 5 years ago Jaybam

This sounds great and I love Irish car bombs, but how do you eat it quick enough before the beer curdles???


over 5 years ago IrishToffee

The beer doesn't curdle in an irish car bomb, it is the baileys irish cream that curdles. Im not sure if ice cream curdles as quickly as Baileys would, I'd be interested to see just how slowly you can drink this, sounds like it would taste great though


over 5 years ago mtlabor

sounds quite delicious! beer and ice cream always go great together in my opinion!


over 5 years ago HypernovaMayhem

This sounds very awesome, and I suppose it's a little more grown up by it being a beverage you don't have to slam down your throat a'la college frat boy. All in all, I'd totally try it.


almost 6 years ago areekie215

That sounds less grown up to me, since you are substituting booze with ice cream. You could even say childish. But I appreciate your contribution to the effort of finding new ways to get drunk


almost 6 years ago Food52

This is from your friendly editors at Food52.

This sounds delicious, and as raspberryeggplant makes clear, it is a drink not intended to be tossed back, but to be sipped slowly.