Irish Whiskey Ice Cream Beer Float

Yes, you read the title right, and I know what you’re probably thinking. You’re thinking one of a couple of things; maybe, “what the hell is a beer float?” or “what is an Irish Car Bomb?” or maybe even, “isn’t Bailey’s not vegan?”.

Well, I have all of those answers for you! A beer float is what it sounds like, the same as a Root beer float but with beer instead of soda paired with ice cream. An “Irish Car Bomb”, for those of you who have never had one, is when you drop a shot of Bailey’s into a glass of Guinness (or a stout like it) and drink is ASAP because the dairy curdles inside of the beer. In this case you don’t have to worry about that happening because there’s not dairy! Which leads me to the third question: No, Bailey’s is not vegan. That’s why you make your own and it’s super easy!

Fortunately, for all of us, I found Epicurious Vegan’s recipe for Vegan Bailey’s. All that I did to modify the recipe a bit was add 1/4 tsp. more vanilla, used hazelnut creamer instead of regular creamer, and added a little more whiskey. But, that was just for the Bailey’s copycat recipe; to make the ice cream I added another full can of coconut milk and froze the mixture for roughly 4-6 hours (lessen the amount of whiskey and it will freeze quicker).

After the ice cream is near frozen, take a scoop or two and plop it into your favorite stout; I ended up using Mendocino Brewing’s Oatmeal Stout and it worked out perfectly. You can drink this bad boy through a straw, or eat it with a spoon. Also, I realize that this is a day late for St. Paddy’s day; but, honestly, who cares?! You should be enjoying this dessert beverage all month, as far as I’m concerned!

I have to warn you, if you make the ice cream recipe as I did, you will have a ton of it; so, you may want to half the recipe. If you’re a fan of beers and Bailey’s, this treat is definitely for you. I hope that everyone had a safe and fun St. Patrick’s day! 🙂

18 Comments on “Irish Whiskey Ice Cream Beer Float

  1. Forgive me while I wipe away my drool… This is my FAVORITE Irish treat I’ve seen all month! I am featuring this post in today’s Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. It’s a pleasure following your creations…

    • Thank you for giving me the foundation to start from! Your recipe is stellar! 🙂

  2. “…I realize that this is a day late for St. Paddy’s day; but, honestly, who cares?! You should be enjoying this dessert beverage all month, as far as I’m concerned!” Haha!I agree!I agree!Good preparations,food and drink don’t require the excuse of any special occasion!Why not have them whenever we feel like?;-)
    I love vegan as well as vegetarian food,your blog looks great!:-) The pictures are beautiful!

    • My sentiments exactly, and thank you for the kind words! 🙂

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  5. You should make sure to point out (in case anyone isn’t aware), that Guinness isn’t vegan either.

    And stop making me drool all over my keyboard!

    • Hi Linda! What Herbivore Triathlete said below is correct, the US Extra Stout is vegan. And Guinness served overseas is not. But, thank you for the tip!

  6. The name of this drink is completely offensive. Throughout the Troubles many car bombs were set of, specifically design to murder and maim. In 1998 a bomb in Omagh killed 29 and injured 220, including Protestants, Catholics, Mormon teenager, five other teenagers, six children, a woman pregnant with twins and two Spanish tourists. In Ireland the drink is unknown and any Americans asking for it are usually shouted out of the pub!

    This is about as funny and clever as European naming a ‘funny’ beer float after 9/11. And you wonder sometimes why the world turns their noses up at the US!

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