Whip up these mini stout ice cream floats for St. Patty’s Day or any beer-friendly celebration.
For our St. Patrick’s Day open house party next weekend, my husband invited 150 people.
Correction: he sent the e-vite to 150 email addresses and since families are welcome to this shindig….well, you do the math.
Granted, he does all the heavy lifting from prepping the house to buying all the
alcohol refreshments to arranging entertainment (that would be a bagpiper-lead parade around the block.)
But still, the number of potential guests is just a tad daunting to me considering the modest square footage of our home (and heaven forbid, any gloomy weather that puts the outdoors off limits.)
But one thing is for sure: the beer and stout will be flowing.
So, with Guinness on my mind, I came up with this ice cream float like concoction (inspired by this Raspberry Beer Float I made as an Easter cocktail last year.
OK, so this isn’t exactly the most healthy/nutritious recipe – though old-time ad campaigns claimed that “Guinness Is Good For You.” And back in the day, doctors use to recommend that pregnant women drink Guinness for the iron. (Yes, there is iron and other vitamins in Guinness but all in pretty insignificant amounts meaning you’d have to drink A LOT of it before you reached any decent serving levels.)
Serving this recipe shooter style gives you just enough sweet/hoppy/molasses-y/minty/rich flavor without the calorie bomb of a full-blown milkshake.
While I won’t be mixing up 150 of these shots next Saturday, I will be making a small batch – one for myself and the rest will go to a few lucky lads or lasses…who pitch in to help with party clean up perhaps.Print