Turn a classic bar shot into a yummy cocktail with this Car Bomb Float recipe! Irish cream ice cream, Guinness & Irish whiskey will make anyone feel Irish!
Irish car bombs are Mike’s go-to shot. Hell, he even turned it into a crazy, “Who’s the biggest badass?” drinking challenge that’s been dubbed The Triathlon. (see below)
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So in honor of his beloved drink, I’m flipping the car bomb on its head. Turning it into a cocktail you can sip instead of a shot you have to chug as fast as you can.
PSA for the day – please slam your car bombs, curdled shots are gross.
Why do car bombs curdle?
Guinness (or any stout beer) is acidic and once it mixes with the milky Irish cream it will curdle. Just like what happens in a cement mixer shot. If you chug your shot fast enough, you won’t have a problem. But drink too slowly and you’ll be making a face by the end.
Ingredients for a Car Bomb Float
This float has 3 ingredients, just like a traditional car bomb.
- Irish cream ice cream
- Guinness stout
- Irish whiskey
The secret to this float is my crazy good Fudge Swirl Baileys Ice Cream! The ice cream is all about the Irish cream, and the fudge? I may have spiked it with a little Irish whiskey. You’re welcome.
If you don’t want to start with homemade ice cream, you can totally grab a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Dublin Mudslide or Haagan Daz Baileys Irish Cream instead.
How to Make a Car Bomb Float
So easy you guys, ready?
- Start by scooping your Irish cream ice cream into an imperial pint glass. I usually go with 2 scoops, but you can add more if you like.
- After that, pour in the Irish whiskey and Guinness. Take your time pouring the beer. Give it time to settle so it doesn’t make a crazy big head or spillover. (Think rootbeer float method.)
- Then all you have to do is garnish with a straw and a long spoon. Boom!!
Do car bombs get you drunk?
Absolutely! I don’t know anyone that wouldn’t get drunk of a half shot of Irish whiskey, a half shot of Irish cream, and a half-pint of Guinness. It might take a few for Mike, but it happens eventually.
If you’re a glutton for Guinness, you have to try my Guinness Gingerbread recipe. It’s a staple at our house for St. Patrick’s Day and Christmas! I also rounded up 25 Guinness recipes to get my fix. Sometimes the cravings hits I’ve got to give in!
Car Bomb Float
- 2 scoops Fudge Swirl Baileys Ice Cream (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 ounce Irish whiskey (like Tullamore D.E.W.)
- 11.2 ounces Guinness stout
- Add ice cream to an imperial pint glass.
- Pour in whiskey and then pour in Guinness slowly. You don't want a really big head on your float.
- Add a straw and a spoon and serve immediately.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
Here is link to my Original Guinness Float called “The BIG”.
Baileys and, Irish whiskey based ice cream with Kahlua and chocolate brownie chunks. Blend up ice cream and plop on top of a pint of Guinness .started drinking them in the late 90’s. It is a take off on my original Carbomb.
No straw, no spoon. Dip it, slug it! Flavor changes with each sip as ice cream melts.
Julie Espy says
OMG Charlie! That drink looks & sounds amazing. We are definitely going to be making it “big” around here. 😉 Thank you for sharing this with me.