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How to Make a Guinness Milkshake for Saint Patrick's Day

Photo courtesy of Burger Lounge
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We love a craft cocktail as much as the next gal, but all the snooty spirit-slingers that refuse to pour vodka have us longing for simpler times. You know, those days when things like beer and ice cream were enough to make us happy.

Enter the Guinness float. While you won't likely be finding one of these babies at Matt Biancaniello's pop-up at Scoops this weekend, you can make a humble milkshake right in the comfort of your home -- free of judgement from the cocktail gods, no less.

In fact, it wouldn't be a bad idea to start prepping your liver for Sunday's Saint Patrick's Day festivities by mixing one up tonight. Here's how it's done, according to Burger Lounge's Jim Little. (They'll be offering the shake on their menu thru Sunday, if you're too lazy to make you're own. Again, no judgement.)


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12 oz vanilla bean ice cream (Recommend Dreyer’s)
1/2 cup Guinness
Whipped cream, to serve


Mix ice cream with Guinness using a hand held mixer or a spindle mixer to achieve a slow churn. Blend until a thick and creamy consistency is achieved. Serve in a frosty pint glass and top with whipped cream.