Chocolate Stout Float Recipe on Food52


Chocolate Stout Float

August 20, 2019
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Author Notes

Put the kids to bed and whip out your beer mugs. This float’s for grown-ups only. It’s inspired by my Fudgy Chocolate Stout Cake, of which the batter is bowl-licking deliciousness. As much fun as it is to lick that bowl clean, I decided to develop a slightly less embarrassing delivery system in the form of an ice cream float. It’s got a nice balance of flavors and tastes – sweet, bitter, creamy, caramel, mocha. I’m definitely not the first person to stick ice cream in their Guinness, but this is some serious yummy stuff. —mrslarkin

  • Serves 2
  • 2 large beer mugs
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup, divided
  • 2 ounces espresso or strong brewed coffee, cooled, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided (optional)
  • 1 pint premium chocolate ice cream
  • 1 12-ounce bottle Guinness Extra Stout
  • Unsweetened whipped cream
In This Recipe
  1. Drizzle 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup around the insides of each mug.
  2. Pour an ounce of coffee in each mug.
  3. Add ¼ teaspoon vanilla to each mug. Swish the mugs around a few times.
  4. Next, add a couple scoops ice cream to each mug.
  5. Angle your beer mug and slowly pour in half a bottle of stout into each mug. Easy does it. It will foam up.
  6. You might have to take a sip to make room for the whipped cream. Top your mug with whipped cream. Insert straw. Sip. Grab a long-handled spoon and dig in.

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    18 Reviews

    thirschfeld June 7, 2011
    I like the idea of a guinness float mustache. I don't usually mess with my beer but this would be one I would go for. Nice recipe.
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    mrslarkin June 7, 2011
    thanks thirschfeld.
    clintonhillbilly June 7, 2011
    Wow, this sounds delicious
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    mrslarkin June 7, 2011
    Thanks, chb. Might have to whip one up's been one of those days.
    I love this! I love your Chocolate Stout Cake so I'm sure this will be fabulous!!!
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    mrslarkin June 6, 2011
    Thanks so much, ChezSuzanne!!
    gingerroot June 3, 2011
    Oh my, mrslarkin, you are killing me with all of your amazing Guinness recipes. I have always thought of it as a meal in itself, but now, with your chocolate-espresso combinations I clearly have to expand my horizons.
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    mrslarkin June 6, 2011
    Hee! Thanks, g. Consider this breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert!
    TiggyBee June 3, 2011
    Color me happy mrslarkin! I'll be whipping out my beer mugs soon for this one - slightly less embarrassing delivery system not withstanding, I may lick the mug...
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    mrslarkin June 6, 2011
    Thanks, Tiggy! Hope you enjoy!
    checker June 2, 2011
    Wow. No really, wow.
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    mrslarkin June 2, 2011
    Thank you checker. This might be a contender for the next end-of-the-world menu.
    lorigoldsby June 2, 2011
    Now that's what I call a real black and tan!
    Author Comment
    mrslarkin June 2, 2011
    Thanks much lorigoldsby!
    hardlikearmour June 2, 2011
    Nirvana in a glass! I had a suspicion you'd whip something like this out, but it's even better than I imagined.
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    mrslarkin June 2, 2011
    Thanks, hla!
    boulangere June 2, 2011
    Seriously no kidding about the bowl-licking qualities of your cake. We love it! To say this is inspired is an understatement.
    Author Comment
    mrslarkin June 2, 2011
    Thanks, boulangere!! I'm thrilled you're a fan!