The Speckled Palate
March 7, 2016

Salted Caramel Guinness Float

Move over, Guinness Float! There is a new Guinness dessert in town! Instead of using plain vanilla ice cream in your Guinness Float this St. Patrick’s Day, consider adding salted caramel ice cream instead for a sweet and salty twist. This Salted Caramel Guinness Float is guaranteed to be a favorite adult dessert!

Move over, Guinness Float! There is a new Guinness dessert in town! Instead of using plain vanilla ice cream in your Guinness Float this St. Patrick's Day, consider adding salted caramel ice cream instead for a sweet and salty twist. This Salted Caramel Guinness Float is guaranteed to be a favorite adult dessert!

St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, and it’s just around the corner!

Around this time last year, I shared my decadent Guinness and Chocolate Milkshakes with Jameson Cream and these lovely Guinness Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting Drizzle.

This year, I’m upping the ante with a sweet, simple recipe that you can make in no time flat.

The one caveat: you’re gonna need a friend to split this monster float with.

Move over, Guinness Float! There is a new Guinness dessert in town! Instead of using plain vanilla ice cream in your Guinness Float this St. Patrick's Day, consider adding salted caramel ice cream instead for a sweet and salty twist. This Salted Caramel Guinness Float is guaranteed to be a favorite adult dessert!

You start off with a base of salted caramel ice cream or gelato. Add a few scoops to your glass.

Once the ice cream is scooped, slooooooooowly pour in your Guinness. Stop every once in a while so the bubbles can dissipate, then continue until your glass is full and the Guinness bottle is empty.

Then once the float is good to go, top with your favorite hot fudge sauce. I recommend checking out Dude, Sweet Chocolate because it’s utterly delightful and pairs beautifully with the Guinness-salted caramel combination.

And then once everything is in place, you enjoy!

Move over, Guinness Float! There is a new Guinness dessert in town! Instead of using plain vanilla ice cream in your Guinness Float this St. Patrick's Day, consider adding salted caramel ice cream instead for a sweet and salty twist. This Salted Caramel Guinness Float is guaranteed to be a favorite adult dessert!

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Move over, Guinness Float! There is a new Guinness dessert in town! Instead of using plain vanilla ice cream in your Guinness Float this St. Patrick's Day, consider adding salted caramel ice cream instead for a sweet and salty twist. This Salted Caramel Guinness Float is guaranteed to be a favorite adult dessert!

While this is definitely a decadent, heavy dessert, it’s quite tasty, and I think it would be perfect for any St. Patrick’s Day celebration that includes a freezer!

Here’s my recipe:

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Salted Caramel Guinness Float
 
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Move over, Guinness Float! There is a new Guinness dessert in town! Instead of using plain vanilla ice cream in your Guinness Float this St. Patrick's Day, consider adding salted caramel ice cream instead for a sweet and salty twist. This Salted Caramel Guinness Float is guaranteed to be a favorite adult dessert!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: 2 large servings
Ingredients
  • 2-3 scoops salted caramel ice cream or gelato
  • 1 bottle of Guinness beer
  • Hot fudge sauce, for drizzling
Instructions
  1. Scoop the ice cream/gelato into a large glass or float glass.
  2. Pour the Guinness on top of the ice cream/gelato.
  3. Stir until the Guinness is mixed into the ice cream/gelato.
  4. Drizzle hot fudge sauce on the top, and enjoy immediately.

Move over, Guinness Float! There is a new Guinness dessert in town! Instead of using plain vanilla ice cream in your Guinness Float this St. Patrick's Day, consider adding salted caramel ice cream instead for a sweet and salty twist. This Salted Caramel Guinness Float is guaranteed to be a favorite adult dessert!

What will you make for this St. Patrick’s Day?

Does this combination sound tasty to you?

Move over, Guinness Float! There is a new Guinness dessert in town! Instead of using plain vanilla ice cream in your Guinness Float this St. Patrick's Day, consider adding salted caramel ice cream instead for a sweet and salty twist. This Salted Caramel Guinness Float is guaranteed to be a favorite adult dessert!

19 Comments

  1. Jenna @ A Savory Feast

    Yum! We are getting into the Guinness recipes over here, too. I just made some burgers the other night, and I’m thinking about trying a shepherd’s pie, too. I can’t enjoy this drink this St. Patty’s Day, but my hubby will love it!

    • Erin

      You made BURGERS with GUINNESS?!?! Woah! That’s awesome! I hope that when you get a chance to try this drink next year, it’s as good to you as it was to us! I wasn’t able to try any of my St. Patrick’s Day drinks last year, either, and it’s been a whole lot of fun this year!

  2. Aimee

    Well…. This surely is a curious mix of flavors :)) And I love it! 🙂 Will try it tonight 🙂

    • Erin

      I hope you enjoyed it, Aimee! We totally dug this combination of flavors!

    • Erin

      Haha. No way! If you don’t want to share, you totally shouldn’t have to. 😉 CHEERS.

  3. michele

    Now this is a great use of Guinness! Making this for st paddy’s day!!

    • Erin

      Enjoy it, Michele!

  4. Melanie | Melanie Makes

    Love this salted caramel spin – it looks amazing!

    • Erin

      Thanks, Melanie! Salted caramel is totally my jam, and it works so well with Guinness!

  5. Sabrina

    This looks like such a great twist on a classic! I can’t wait to try this!

    • Erin

      Thank you, Sabrina! I love me a good twist on a classic, especially when it involves ice cream and beer. 😉

  6. Catalina @ Peas & Peonies

    I’ve actually never tried something like that before. But it looks amazing!

    • Erin

      You totally should give it a go, Catalina! It’s become one of my favorites in recent years. 🙂

  7. katerina @ diethood.com

    OH my goodness!! This looks fantastic!!!

    • Erin

      Thank you so much!

  8. Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery

    This sounds amaaaaaazing! We’ll be in London over St. Patrick’s Day this year – I hope it’s okay to celebrate belatedly, because I don’t want to miss out on this! Salted caramel and Guinness is a brilliant pairing.

  9. Michelle @ The Complete Savorist

    This looks fantastic!!

  10. Elaine @ Dishes Delish

    I love floats! Especially with Guinness! Yum! I can’t wait to try this drink with all the flavors!

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