Hi y’all – Jenny from Honey and Birch here! Today I am bringing you a super fun drink just in time for Father’s Day! I post a lot of cocktails on my blog and the theme with all of them is usually easy. These Triple Chocolate Stout Floats are dad’s version of a root beer float. It is also an easy drink to make so the kids can jump in and assist on a few parts. Because of the nature of this drink and how easy it is to make the beer overflow, maybe an adult should do that part? I guess there is only one way to find out.
Anyway, start with chocolate ice cream. There are quite a few brands and varieties out there so pick whichever is dad’s favorite. German chocolate ice cream would be fantastic and so would a fudgy ice cream. I picked plain ‘ole chocolate ice cream today because that’s my favorite and I am the one who will be drinking these floats.
Next comes the chocolate stout. There are soooo many varieties out there now and choosing which one to use may be a fun but difficult problem. The very first chocolate stout I ever had was Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, back when craft beer was just getting popular here in Chicago. Ive always viewed it as a classic chocolate stout because of that so figured it was the perfect choice. If Dad has a favorite, use that – you could even use a regular stout and make this a double chocolate stout float. Think of all the options that gives you!
Pour the beer over the ice cream until it reaches the top of the glass. Let it settle, which may take a minute or two. Then drizzle chocolate syrup on top of the foam. Half of the beer is going to disappear during this process, so pour some more in the glass to fill it up to the top again and then drizzle more syrup on top. Serve with a spoon and a smile cause Dad is going to be so excited to have a drink made just for him!
- chocolate ice cream
- 1 16 ounce bottle chocolate stout
- chocolate syrup
- In 2 glasses or mugs, spoon 3 scoops of ice cream. Fill up the glasses with chocolate stout until full. Drizzle chocolate syrup over the top of the beer.
- Let the beer settle for a minute or two, then fill up the glasses to the top again. Drizzle with more chocolate syrup. Serve with a spoon.
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