Recipes and Cooking Hot Chocolate-Stout Float Kids love a version of this without stout. Stir crushed pretzels into the shake for added crunch. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on August 2, 2018 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Start To Finish Time: 15 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup Easy Fudge Sauce 1 12 ounce bottle chocolate stout beer or stout beer 1 quart vanillla bean ice cream Edible rose petals (optional) Easy Fudge Sauce 1 cup packed brown sugar ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ½ cup butter ½ cup milk, half-and-half, or light cream 2 teaspoon vanilla, instant coffee crystals, or instant espresso coffee powder Directions In a small saucepan heat Easy Fudge Sauce and 1/4 cup of the stout until warm and combined. Place two scoops of ice cream into each of six soda glasses. Spoon 2 Tbsp. warm fudge sauce-stout mixture over scoops of ice cream. Pour stout over ice cream in each glass. Top with edible flower petals. Serve at once with long-handled spoons. Easy Fudge Sauce In a small bowl stir together brown sugar and cocoa powder; set aside. In a small heavy saucepan combine butter and milk. Cook and stir over low heat until butter is melted. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until mixture begins to bubble around edge of pan. Stir in brown sugar mixture. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes more or until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth and thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Use only rose petals that have not been chemically treated. To Store: Transfer sauce to an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. To reheat, microwave on 100 percent power (high) until warm, stirring every 15 seconds. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 330 Calories 16g Fat 37g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 330 % Daily Value * Total Fat 16g 21% Saturated Fat 10g 50% Cholesterol 48mg 16% Sodium 99mg 4% Total Carbohydrate 37g 13% Total Sugars 31g Protein 3g Calcium 101mg 8% Iron 0.5mg 3% Potassium 88mg 2% Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.