As if you needed any excuse to treat yourself to this Irish ice cream float recipe!

This recipe for a Guinness Jameson Ice Cream Float was shared online a few years back and, not surprisingly, went viral. People went wild for the delicious and simple frozen treat!

If you're a fan of both Guinness and Jameson, you're in for a treat. These two Irish classics come together in a boozy dessert that will leave you wanting more. Yes, we're talking about the Guinness and Jameson ice cream float.

The ice cream float is a classic American dessert that has been enjoyed for generations. Typically, it's made with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a carbonated soda like root beer or cola. But why not switch things up and make it an adult-only treat with a Guinness and Jameson twist?

We decided to have a go at making it, and can't recommend this delectable, boozy shake enough! 

Give this recipe a try and let us know how you get on, but we can be sure you'll be delighted!

Guinness and Jameson Ice Cream Float recipe


  • 3 cups of vanilla (or chocolate) ice cream 
  • 1 can of Guinness 
  • One shot of Jameson (or two or three or five!) 
  • Chocolate syrup 
  • Whipped cream 
  • Caramel 


Blend the first three ingredients. Cover the cup in chocolate syrup down the sides first, pour in the shake, top with whipped cream and caramel! 

Serves 2 (or one!)

Guinness Jameson ice cream float

Wow. Winter, summer or fall we reckon this delectable Guinness Jameson shake is suitable for all seasons! Full recipe here:

Posted by on Friday, July 8, 2016

* Originally published in 2015. Updated in 2023.