An Irish Float

How cool is this - the cocktail version of a root beer float. A heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with your favorite Irish stout (in this case Guinness). The ice cream works as a sweetener to the rich beer, resulting in a delicious, drinkable dessert.

Scoop ice cream into a pint glass, and pour in enough stout to fill it. One pint of ice cream and one 12-ounce bottle of beer will yield 2 servings.

image+recipe/marthastewart

5 comments

alyson. said...

ok so the Irish stout is great for St. Pattys day and all, but this float is tasty with a Chocolate Stout, like Rogue or Bison. try that!

Jody said...

eek...have you tried this? I wonder if it is really good or not?

Sara Christine said...

This recipe has been taped to my fridge for a few weeks now. I'm trying to decide if I'm brave enough to try it on St. Paddy's Day, or if I'll just eat the ice cream by itself. :)

MAHOLLA! said...

I will ask my future bro-in-law if this is how the irish do it up! ha!

Carol said...

I am not much of a guiness fan, but maybe that would help me out!