Thick and rich Guinness Stout gets poured over two kinds of ice cream and gussied up with a simple raspberry sauce!
Your eyes are probably popping out of your head right now. This is either because you too love Guinness Stout and couldn’t believe it could get any better, or it’s because stout beer is not your thing; you’d much rather have the ice cream and the berries all on their own. For now, I’m only going to talk to my fellow Guinness Stout fans. The rest of you can take a break and join me in a bit.
I am crazy loco for beer. While lagers and Belgian ales appear in my frosty mug more often than other beers, ever once in a while, Guinness Stout becomes my obsession. Stout beer is certainly an acquired taste, sort of like black coffee. The more you drink it, the more you love it. To me, Guinness tastes rich, thick and creamy; it reminds me of two of my favorite things, coffee, and chocolate. It has a roasted, malty flavor that is as unique as this recipe.
Guinness Stout for President
I am a huge proponent of adding Guinness to, well, anything. I add to cake, to milkshakes and cupcakes. It also flavors savory dishes just as well. It is as versatile as it is delicious. Today, I’ve added my favorite Guinness Stout to both chocolate and vanilla ice creams for a spirited little float. Then I decked each one out with vibrant raspberry drizzle. Booyah. Beer and dessert together bring a whole new meaning to the words “happy ending”.
If you weren’t one of the people who’s eyes were popping out from glee, don’t worry, I didn’t forget about you. Simply replace the stout beer with your favorite cola or iced coffee beverage. Using a cola will add a lot more sweetness to your float than using coffee or the stout beer.
Guinness Stout Ice Cream Float
- 2 cups raspberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 4 scoops chocolate ice cream
- 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 2 cans Guinness Stout
- Combine the raspberries,sugar and lime juice in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir and cook down the raspberries until the sugar dissolves and the mixture becomes thick and syrupy. Strain berries through a fine strainer; discard the seeds.
- Place 1 scoop of vanilla and 1 scoop of chocolate into 4 tall glasses. Divide the raspberry mixture among the four glasses. Pour Guinness over each glass and serve immediately.