This Chocolate Guinness Float is the perfect drink for chocolate on St. Patrick's Day, or any random day you are craving a delicious chocolate float.
I love chocolate. There, I said it. It's out there. I'm a serious chocolate fanatic.
My Chocolate Guinness Float is the perfect way to combine chocolate and booze. It's utterly delicious and easy to make.
Your Irish friends will love you for making this for them. So will all your non-Irish friends. It's a people pleaser no matter whether you're truly Irish or not.
Technically, I'm Irish. My family has some serious Irish and Scottish roots. Don't let my last name fool you, that's my husband's family name, not mine.
I'm technically a Mahaney. There you go, it's out there in the world. We also have "Price" blood. Irish through and through.
The Doughty name is in our ancestry. My Mom was a Doughty. So, we have a little English blood mixed in there too.
Basically we're mutts. Which is cool. I'm okay with that. Completely.
I think it's fun to have a little this and that in my heritage. I'm most proud of the Irish blood though.
I'd love to visit Ireland some day. It's on my bucket list. My bucket list is LONG though.
I'll get there one day. I'm determined to check all those places and things off my bucket list.
In the meantime, I'll sip this Chocolate Guinness Float. In fact, I may sip two.
- Ice Cream - Use good quality chocolate ice cream, preferably something plain with no chunky additions to it.
- Extract - Chocolate extract is used in this recipe but you could omit it if you're using syrup.
- Syrup - This recipe uses chocolate syrup for added chocolate flavour.
- Guinness - Nothing beats Guinness for recipes, especially close to St. Patrick's Day.
How to Make a Chocolate Guinness Float:
- Grab two tall glasses.
- Scoop 2 giant heaping scoops of chocolate ice cream into each glass.
- Pour the extract and syrup equally into each glass.
- Open the can of Guinness and pour evenly into each glass.
- Serve with spoons or straws!
Can these be made ahead of time?
Honestly, no. Make them fresh when you are ready to drink them with your guests.
Can I substitute other alcohol in this recipe?
Sure, but why would you want to?! It's perfect with Guinness.
That said, yes you can easily use any stout beer with chocolate recipes. Also, alcohol like Baileys, Kahlua, or any rum, brandy or vodka work great with chocolate drinks or desserts.
More St. Patrick's Day recipes:
- Shepherd's Pie in Jars
- St. Patrick's Day Pistachio Mousse Cups
- Green Grape Slushies
- Mint Chocolate Chip Brownie Ice Cream Cake
- B52 Layer Cake: Guest Post from my pal Nancy of Gotta Get Baked
- Baileys Ice Cream with Baileys Caramel Sauce: Guest Post from my pal Donna of Cookistry
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Chocolate Guinness Float
- Grab two Guinness glasses, or tall glasses suitable for floats or milkshakes. If you want to pop the glasses in the freezer prior to making the floats, I highly recommend doing that.
- Scoop 2 heaping scoops of chocolate ice cream into each glass.
- Add 1 teaspoon of chocolate extract and 1 teaspoon of chocolate syrup to each glass.
- Pour half a can of Guinness into each glass. Pour slowly when making floats or you will make a big chocolatey mess. Stir briefly.
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