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.
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?
Inspired by my love of beer + chocolate
- coconut milk coffee ice cream (recipe below)
- coconut oil bittersweet hot fudge (recipe below)
- 1 milk stout per float or two
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 2/3 cup coconut milk
- 4 T coconut oil
- 1 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- pinch of salt
- 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.
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.
33 thoughts on “Dairy-Free Stout Float”
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! 🙂
Yeah girl. The normal ones are root beer-esque. But this boozy option is pretttttty good.
I’m so glad your beer-float dreams came true!
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.
Thanks girl! I bet you’d love this. That milk stout totally makes it.
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.
haha Yes! The breakfast stout is totally creepy.
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!
Right?! That cow, man. So classy! And I hope you do make this! You’ll love it!
Yesss!! This is exactly how I want to spend my St. Patty’s Day!!
Yeah girl! Why not, right?!
So in love with this idea. And I love that you love beer so much. I love it too, especially trying fun new flavors!
Yes! If only we lived in the same town! We could get beers always!
Beer Float – that’s awesome.
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!!
I need all the beer floats in my life, that’s for sure. Thanks, Natasha!
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!
Oh, that drink sounds awesome. I never would’ve thought to mix beer and champagne!
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!
Whoa! Coconut milk stout!? That would take this to a whole new level! Let me know how it is!
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!!
Thanks, Bernadette! If you were here I’d let you chug that one!
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!
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. 🙂
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].
Do note that most milk stouts are not vegan, making this not dairy free, but there are many vegan stouts out there.