Dairy-Free Stout Float

by Megan on March 14, 2013

Dairy-Free Stout Float // take a megabite

What’s the deal with the late 20’s? Sometimes I feel like the only thing I have sorted out is how to make a solid dinner out of a sandwich and fries. Or how to pair beer, ice cream, and chocolate in a tasty way.

Coffee Coconut Milk Ice Cream // take a megabite

But it’s ok not to have everything figured out, right? Who knows how things will be in a year? That can be kinda exciting, I think.

P.S.  I’ve dreamed of having a Guinness float for the past few St. Patrick’s days. So this year I took it into my own hands! And I made a dairy-free (maybe vegan?) version of the float of  my dreams. I hit up the local beer store to inquire about what stouts would be best for this type of float, and left with the four below. The Milk Stout turned out to be the best one! The flavors didn’t clash a bit. So, I’d recommend going that route.

And who knew that using coconut oil/milk in my mom’s hot fudge recipe would work so perfectly!? Seriously, you guys. Even if you’re not a beer float kinda person, at least make this ice cream and hot fudge for dreamy sundae’s ok?

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Stout Floats
Inspired by my love of beer + chocolate

Ingredients:

  • coconut milk coffee ice cream (recipe below)
  • coconut oil bittersweet hot fudge (recipe below)
  • 1 milk stout per float or two

Directions:

  1. Scoop ice cream into a cup. Drizzle ice cream with hot fudge and top with the stout of your choice. Enjoy!

Coffee Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker

Ingredients:

  • 2 (13.5 oz.) cans full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar, or to taste
  • 3/4 cup strong-brewed coffee
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/4 cup coarsely ground coffee grounds, I used espresso

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients above in a medium saucepan, scraping the vanilla bean and placing the pods in the pot. Whisk over medium heat until mixed and warmed through. Set aside to steep for 5-10 minutes. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a clean bowl. Strain a few times until most of the coffee grounds have been strained out. Chill in a bowl topped with plastic wrap for 5 hours or over night. 
  2. When the mixture is chilled, churn in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze for a couple hours. Scoop and serve in stout floats.

Coconut Oil Bittersweet Hot Fudge
Recipe adapted from my mom’s hot fudge recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup coconut milk
  • 4 T coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until coconut oil and chocolate is melted. Once it’s all melted and combined remove from heat. Serve in stout floats. Chill leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge. Re-warm in the microwave for additional floats at your leisure.

Yay! Click HERE for a pdf of the recipes above.

Dairy-Free Stout Float Ingredients // take a megabite

Can’t go wrong with coffee, chocolate, and beer.

P.S. Here’s a fruity boozy float! In case you need more boozy float options.

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Jana March 14, 2013 at 9:46 am

i have no idea what a typical float consists of, but mixing beer and chocolate works with cake, so why not as a drink – i’ll definitely try this! :)

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Megan March 14, 2013 at 11:47 am

Yeah girl. The normal ones are root beer-esque. But this boozy option is pretttttty good.

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cindy March 14, 2013 at 10:21 am

I’m so glad your beer-float dreams came true!

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Megan March 14, 2013 at 11:46 am

Yay!! Right?!

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Cookie and Kate March 14, 2013 at 10:28 am

Well, your picture on instagram lured me to your site and now I can’t stop drooling over this float! Lefthand’s milk stout is my favorite, and I’m really into coconut ice cream these days… can only imagine that the combination would be delicious.

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Megan March 14, 2013 at 11:45 am

Thanks girl! I bet you’d love this. That milk stout totally makes it.

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NicoleD March 14, 2013 at 11:27 am

I’ve wanted to make a stout float forever, too, and good for you for actually getting to the making part and then doing it up right! Want! Who makes that milk stout? Whenever I see the Founder’s Breakfast Stout baby, I’m torn between creepy and cute, ha.

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Megan March 14, 2013 at 11:45 am

haha Yes! The breakfast stout is totally creepy.

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Billy March 14, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I don’t even know where to begin! First, that label on the winner winner milk stout is the most fabulous of labels, second that ice cream might be happening this weekend, and I might have to make the hot fudge for good measure. Get it Gurl!

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Megan March 16, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Right?! That cow, man. So classy! And I hope you do make this! You’ll love it!

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Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen March 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Yesss!! This is exactly how I want to spend my St. Patty’s Day!!

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Megan March 16, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Yeah girl! Why not, right?!

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe March 14, 2013 at 5:41 pm

So in love with this idea. And I love that you love beer so much. I love it too, especially trying fun new flavors!

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Megan March 16, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Yes! If only we lived in the same town! We could get beers always!

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Sarah March 14, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Beer Float – that’s awesome.

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Megan March 16, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Yes!

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Natasha March 14, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Left Hand Milk Stout is one of my favorite beers! And well, beer floats are also my favorite. And you creating a dairy-free coconut milk stout float will also likely be a favorite after I go crazy making them this weekend! Agh, they look so good!!

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Megan March 16, 2013 at 12:23 pm

I need all the beer floats in my life, that’s for sure. Thanks, Natasha!

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Sydney @ Crepes of Wrath March 15, 2013 at 9:12 am

YUM! I am going to make this this weekend, hopefully. I also heard of this cocktail called “black velvet” which is Guinness + champagne. There’s definitely going to be Guinness in the apartment this weekend!

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Megan March 16, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Oh, that drink sounds awesome. I never would’ve thought to mix beer and champagne!

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Courtneylaurel March 15, 2013 at 9:40 am

Founders breakfast stout makes my heart melt a little bit. My roommate just made a coconut milk stout that I think I oughta try this out with!

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Megan March 16, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Whoa! Coconut milk stout!? That would take this to a whole new level! Let me know how it is!

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Bernadette @ Now Stir It Up March 15, 2013 at 12:07 pm

These look so good and what a fun treat for St Patricks Day. I love the picture of all the different stout beers. Ill take the double chocolate one!!

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Megan March 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Thanks, Bernadette! If you were here I’d let you chug that one!

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Sara @ The Cozy Herbivore March 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm

You’re the bestest. Ice cream + beer + dairy free = best ever, of all worlds. Seriously, this looks divine. I absolutely adore that naughty sluice of hot fudge dribbling down the side of the glass. Vegan sexiness!

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Megan March 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Shucks, Sara!

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Nik March 21, 2013 at 12:27 pm

The husband and myself might just be planning our entire weekend around this stout float. Okay, no shame – we ARE planning our entire weekend around this. :)

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Talia March 22, 2013 at 1:21 pm

This is….. brilliant. and delicious! I think I’ll have another tonight [which may or may not be my fourth since St. Patty's Day... oops].

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Court May 16, 2013 at 1:45 am

Do note that most milk stouts are not vegan, making this not dairy free, but there are many vegan stouts out there.

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