Chocolate Stout or Gunness Float

This remarkable velvety brew will make you dream of the return of St. Patrick’s Day, everyday! Creamy, sweet, chocolaty, semi-bitter edged, frothy, buttery…heaven! In the past, I have always used Guinness, but ever since discovering the “chocolate stout,” I have never looked back. Having said the latter, “both” ales are marvelous—especially in this delectable frothy drink! You choose!




  • 1 ounce or shot glass of Baileys Irish Cream
  • 2 large scoops of good quality organic vanilla ice cream of choice
  • Dash of chocolate bitters (optional but its use amplifys the chocolate flavor)
  • 1 bottle of chocolate stout or Guinness
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate sprinkles


  1. For each float, put 2 scoops of ice cream in a large mug.
  2. Top with a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream add the chocolate bitters (if using) and slowly pour the stout to the top; a tall head will form.
  3. Top with whipped cream and a few grinds of grated chocolate or sprinkles. YUM 10 Fold!!

Photograph by Kenneth Russo


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Mmmm…I’ve gotta try this one! 😋

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    1. Thanks so much! They are a personal favorite as well! The Guinness adds such richness!


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