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St. Patrick's Day Guinness Milkshake 2-Ingredient Recipe

Sub Out Root Beer For This Guinness Float

With St. Patrick's Day a few days away away, I went off in search of a timely tipple to enjoy over the weekend. I found a number of drinks that called for ingredients like vermouth and hazelnut whipped cream; they sounded delicious, but rather contradictory to the rowdy spirit of St. Paddy's.

I finally landed on a Guinness float. It embodies the boisterous beer drinking of March 17, with a nostalgic nod to youth. The combination might sound questionable, but I promise that the frothy, chocolaty Guinness is the perfect foil for sweet vanilla ice cream. For the single step recipe, read on.

Guinness Float

Guinness Float

St. Patrick's Day Guinness Milkshake Recipe


  1. 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can of Guinness
  2. 1 pint vanilla ice cream


  1. Scoop 1 cup vanilla ice cream into 2 pint glasses, topping off with stout.
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Mark2432000 Mark2432000 5 years
Sounds Fantastic, The Paper Cup Company manufacture green stripe cups that would look great for St Patrick's day Guinness Milkshakes
Assistant-Community-Manager Assistant-Community-Manager 5 years
I can't wait to try this out! YUM
lauren lauren 5 years
It is like drinking an Irish car bomb without any of the mess! Delicious!!!!
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
I always wanted to try Guinness, but it's not vegetarian. I'm not a huge beer fan, but my guy is. This isn't a Milkshake, it's a float.
Sarabear Sarabear 7 years
My friends and I tried this a few years ago, it got a giant fail from all of us. You are better off just drinking a Guinness.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 7 years
Add a little dark chocolate or dark fudge topping while it's blending, and Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a winner! :) :drool: :)
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
to me that looked like a Guinness float to me
msdecember msdecember 7 years
my husband would love this!
msdecember msdecember 7 years
my husband would love this!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
Oh goodness my Guinness! Can't wait to make the stout cake again and this will be an awesome pairing :)
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
I just saw Mr Flay make this shake a couple of hours ago....he put the ice cream in a blender and then added the beer until the blender was about 3/4 full and then whipped it into a shake....seems like it might just be the perfect mix!
suziryder suziryder 7 years
Hm. We went to Costco this weekend and just happened to pick up an 18-bottle case of Guinness.... :D
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