Chocolate Stout Float

Chocolate Stout float. Easy to make, delicious, and a fun adult beverage!
This is MN, land of 10,000 lakes, 10 billion mosquitos, and 3 zillion craft breweries. Okay, that’s a wee bit of an exaggeration. Not about the mosquitoes or the lakes, we truly have that many…the craft breweries. Truthfully there are probably 50 or so craft breweries here in MN. Maybe 100? I dunno. Alot. I’m not complaining, at all. No, sirree. In fact, I’m quite proud of my state for this accomplishment in beer-making.

I know many other states are seeing a huge boom in micro-breweries, as well. (p.s. we would LOVE to hear about your local fave. Especially if there is a possibility of us finding it here in MN) A favorite weekend past-time of many of ours across the country is taking a drive to a new brewery and sitting down for a couple hours with a pint and great company.

The boom of micro-brewing has brought some crazy creative flavors, brews, and beer variations. I just can’t take all the awesomeness and creativeness I have seen micro-breweries bring to their recipes!Β  This chocolate stout float is a fun way to use some of the sweet, dessert-y beers in a way that shows off the fun sweetness their creators intended. Chocolate stout is my favorite of these sweet beers to use. I love using it in chocolate cakes, sauces, syrups, and in… floats. And…chocolate stout is easy to find (this one is from Trader Joe’s) and usually quite inexpensive.

For absolutely no reason but because I think it’s cheesy and therefore funny:

Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  Where do monkeys go for a beer?

The monkey bars.

Chocolate stout float is easy to make and delicious! A great adult beverage.

Chocolate stout float is easy to make and delicious! A great adult beverage.
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Chocolate Stout Float


  • 3 scoops of icecream
  • drizzle of chocolate syrup
  • small bit of vanilla extract
  • 8 oz chocolate stout or so


  1. Put the ice cream, chocolate syrup, and vanilla in a cold mug.
  2. Pour the chocolate stout on top ( will try to spill over the mug).
  3. Serve.

Recipe Notes

These ingredients should be changed and adapted to your favorite combo!

More fun with beer:

Beer Bread Pudding
Beer Tasting Party
Reindeer Rootbeer

And if you are from Minnesota and love beer, our contributor Alice is the person you need to talk to! Β She knows EVERYTHING!



  1. February 19, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    Now we’re TALKIN’!!! This chocolate stout float looks fantabulous! Must visit MN, and if you’re looking for me, I’ll be with the monkeys….

  2. February 15, 2015 / 7:51 am

    OOH yes, you are speaking my language! Yum, this float looks so good. A Chocolate Stout you must try in person in the Twin Cities is at Dangerous Man Brewing. So yummy. One of my other favorite Stouts is the Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat by Tallgrass Brewing Company (based in KS but you can buy cans in the Twin Cities).

    • February 15, 2015 / 2:34 pm

      We SOOOO need to go to breweries with you! Seriously…you know your stuff!

  3. February 13, 2015 / 5:05 pm

    Oh what you won’t do for a post!! Hours on end sipping beer and enjoying the atmosphere. Frankly — give me the wine and I’ll go visit whatever winery is around and I won’t whine :-) On your list for MN things is wild rice. I am not a beer drinker (shudder!!) but I would sip a little bit of this brew. Oh! and perhaps i would drink some beer on a 100+ temp day with a huge pizza in front of me. But the beer would have to be in frosted glasses and the beer would be so cold it almost had ice crystals. Have you had it that way??

    • February 14, 2015 / 8:35 am

      Yeah…the things we due for our job :) And we definitely prefer our beer so cold it almost has ice crystals; we put ours in the freezer before drinking it just to make sure it’s cold enough!

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