Do you guys have any coffee ice cream left? Me either. We ate it all quickly….not in one sitting though. No, no, no, we’re supposed to be grown ups and grown ups have self control over their dessert portions…or so I’m told. We slowly (but not stealthily) ate it spoonful by spoonful. Taking bites throughout the day and the weekend before we realized we needed to make some Guinness floats before we ran out. And ran out we did! I wish we had more ice cream to fill up these mugs, but that’s ok. Lesson learned. Next time, practice self control make a double batch of Handmade Coffee Ice Cream.
The first time I made a Guinness float I added peanuts to it. The only explanation I can give you is that I was following a recipe without using common sense. It happens to the best of us, right? Turns out peanuts not only can be sucked up into the straw, but are also a choking hazard so please do not repeat my mistake. I can look back now and chuckle about it, but at the time my life flashed before my eyes. I lived alone in a studio apartment and I highly doubt my freeloading ‘roommates’ were going to help me out of any sort of life threatening pickle. In their defense, they didn’t know CPR… they were roaches. Groooossssss, I know.
But by the grace of God I’m alive and well today to share this Guinness Float with Whiskey Whipped Cream recipe with you so it worked out in everyone’s favor.
For this recipe we used Guinness stout. But you can use any stout beer you like, or even a Guinness draught! All options are delicious.
Guinness Float with Whiskey Whipped Cream. Please, say it three times fast. And PRETTY PLEASE pronounce Whiskey and Whipped like Stewie does from Family Guy 😉 You’ll be entertained all afternoon.
When making the whipped cream make sure the cream is extra cold. When you add the whiskey to it, it will make it a smidge more difficult to whip. But not impossible! But it will take a little bit longer than usual to whip. Just make sure you don’t walk away from it like I did. Woops! That’s ok, we still ate it.
If you want your mugs or glasses to be frosty, stick them in the freezer a few hours before you eat these. I put them in a few days in advance. You never know when a Guinness Float with Whiskey Whipped Cream craving will strike.
Plop in two scoops of coffee ice cream in your mug, then fill with your beer. Don’t be afraid to use more than one beer if you have a big mug. Save some room for the whipped cream or you’ll have a mess like I did.
Top with whipped cream! If you want to be fancy, put it in a sandwich baggie and cut off a tip so you can pipe it on top.
Add your straw and slurp away. But remember, No peanuts.