Guinness Float

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


2 floats

Updated: Jun. 29, 2023
That very first sip of a Guinness is what inspired this quick and easy dessert. The rich, creamy foam that gathers on the top of a freshly poured draft made me think of vanilla ice cream. At that point, I knew I had to combine the two in a Guinness float. —James Schend, Dairy Freed


  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream, softened if necessary
  • 2 cups Guinness or other stout beer
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup


  1. Divide ice cream between 2 glasses. Slowly top with beer; drizzle with chocolate syrup. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 286 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.