Chocolate Stout Float

June 2, 2011

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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