This Guinness float recipe wasn’t made for kids! Scoop up a generous serving of your favorite vanilla ice cream and pour a can of Guinness stout on top. Sprinkled with chocolate shavings and served with a fun straw, this is the perfect treat for St. Paddy’s Day!

A delicious Guinness float cocktail, ready to enjoy

Guinness Float Recipe

Guinness lovers unite! Serve up an adult alternative to the classic root beer float by making this Guinness float recipe.


Yield: 2 servings
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  • 1 can or bottle Guinness beer
  • 4 scoops French vanilla ice cream
  • 2 beer glasses
  • chocolate shavings, optional


  • Place two scoops of ice cream into each glass.
  • Tilt glasses and pour Guinness in slowly. Wait for head of beer to settle before filling completely.
  • Top with chocolate shavings and serve with spoon and straw.


Despite its richness in color, Guinness contains 25 fewer calories than most ales and lagers.
Calories: 642kcal, Carbohydrates: 74g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 19g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 106mg, Sodium: 197mg, Potassium: 538mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 64g
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Guinness float cocktail recipe