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Guinness Float

Discover how to make a Guinness Float. Crafting it only requires Guinness beer and vanilla ice cream. Many drinkers appreciate its balances of the beer’s bitterness with the ice cream’s sweetness. It’s an enjoyable drink that’s loved by those looking for something different. This recipe hits the spot so try making a Guinness Float now.

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guinness float

Guinness Float

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Guinness Float, irish
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Rich Guinness beer with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.



  • 1 can or bottle Guinness beer
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream


  • Take your pint glass and fill it halfway with Guinness beer. Let it settle for a moment.
  • Carefully add two scoops of vanilla ice cream on top.
  • Slowly pour a little more Guinness over the ice cream to fill the glass. Watch it fizz up!
  • Grab a spoon, and you're ready to enjoy.
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Guinness Float
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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