Rich, dark stout paired with sweet creamy caramel – Heaven in a glass. This vegan beer float makes an incredibly simple dessert or treat for St Patrick’s or a hot Summer’s Day.
The weather is still freezing but that doesn’t stop me craving more of this Vegan Guinness Caramel Ice Cream Float.
There are a couple ways to serve this:
Here, I’ve simply scooped the ice cream into the glasses, poured in the Guinness and topped with cream and caramel.
But if you prefer a smoother drink – a bit like a milkshake – then you can blend the beer and ice cream together first, then top with the cream and caramel.
The main ingredients are stout and ice cream. Guinness has been completely vegan-friendly for a couple of years now but feel free to use your favourite brew.
There are plenty of choices for non-dairy ice creams now, I recommend Jude’s (not sponsored – just love this ice cream) but Ben & Jerry’s ‘Save Our World’ flavour would work well here too.
- Guinness – Or other stout/beer of choice
- Non-dairy ice cream – I recommend a caramel flavour if you can find it. I even have a recipe for vegan salted caramel ice cream if you fancy making your own!
- Caramel sauce – You can use my 5-minute vegan caramel recipe, using dairy-free butter, milk and brown sugar
- Whipped cream – You can use my coconut whipped cream recipe or use a shop-bought whipping cream such as Oatly or Elmlea
- (Optional) Irish whiskey – For an extra punch, add a drop of whiskey to the cream or caramel
Step by step
Make the whipped cream and caramel sauce, unless you’re using shop-bought.
Optional: Add a tablespoon, or so, of Irish whiskey to the cream or caramel.
Add two scoops of the ice cream to each pint glass.
Slowly pour the Guinness over the ice cream, until about three-quarters full (allowing for the foam to settle).
Dollop the whipped cream on top and swirl with the caramel.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
The ice cream and beer can also be blended together before serving if you prefer a smoother drink.
- Make some of my 5-minute caramel sauce and dairy-free whipped cream* - I recommend adding a tablespoon of Irish whiskey to whipped cream or cooked caramel for an extra punch...
- Divide four scoops of vegan ice cream (preferably caramel flavour) between two pint glasses.
- Divide the Guinness between both glasses, slowly pouring over the ice cream until about three-quarters full.
- Top with the whipped cream and drizzle with caramel, gently swirling to incorporate it into the cream.
- Enjoy right away! Straw optional.
*I used Judes Salted Caramel in this recipe but Ben & Jerry's 'Save the World' flavour would be great here too. I also have a recipe to make your own vegan salted caramel ice cream.
For the caramel sauce, you may want to halve or even quarter the recipe, if you don't plan on using it for anything else.
If you're not a fan of coconut whipped cream, you can also find dairy-free whipping cream in most supermarkets now, such as Oatly or Elmlea.
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Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 314Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 46mgSodium 219mgCarbohydrates 47gFiber 1gSugar 45gProtein 4g