Guiness Ice Cream Float

Guiness Ice Cream Float

While I do really love Guinness, it's not a beer we keep stocked in the house year-round. I was among the many who dutifully purchased my 12 pack (hey--it was only $2 more than the 6 pack) to prepare for my St Patrick's Day celebration....and by celebration I mean drinking a couple of Guinness while making Irish stew and colcannon (mashed potatoes whipped together with cooked shredded cabbage--fabulous!) as this guy sat at the bar and chatted me up.

 I told him to give me his best Irish face. The hat is one he purchased in Scotland, so I guess he figures that's close enough! And the t-shirt...well, just don't get me started. We've been together for 19 years and he had it long before then. 

I told him to give me his best Irish face. The hat is one he purchased in Scotland, so I guess he figures that's close enough! And the t-shirt...well, just don't get me started. We've been together for 19 years and he had it long before then. 

So, if you have any leftover Guinness might I suggest you do something sort of strange with it? I read about this on Pioneer Woman's blog a couple years ago and decided to try it out as our official Irish dessert.  What did I do with this Guinness, you ask? Well, I made an ice cream float! Yes, that's right. Instead of root beer, pour some Guinness over your ice cream (we used vanilla, but I really think chocolate would have been even better). This is GOOD. Really good! I recommend a high ice cream to beer ratio, and that you let the foam settle a bit before eating (the foam tastes kind of bitter in contrast to the ice cream). Give it a try!

Guinness Ice Cream Float | Make This Food Blog
Guinness Ice Cream Float | Make This Food Blog

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