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Guinness Ice Cream Recipe

Ultimate Beer-Lover's Dessert: Guinness Ice Cream

For St. Patrick's Day, I already know what I'm serving for dessert: Guinness ice cream! Since spotting the Food & Wine recipe, I've bought an ice cream maker and prepared it twice in one week. With the big green holiday looming in the days ahead, I can only imagine how many more times it'll get made.

Next up: mixing in homemade chocolate-covered pretzels and ribbons of from-scratch fudge sauce. This ice cream is all at once nuanced and full of multifaceted flavor, yet at its heart, simple and comforting. Want the recipe? Then keep reading.

Guinness Ice Cream

Guinness Ice Cream

Recipe For Guinness Ice Cream With Chocolate Covered Pretzels


2 cups Guinness (16 ounces)
2 cups heavy cream
1-3/4 cups whole milk
15 large egg yolks
1 cup granulated sugar
Chocolate-covered pretzels, for serving


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the Guinness with the cream and milk and bring to a simmer over moderately high heat. In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar. Gradually add the hot Guinness cream to the yolks, whisking constantly until well blended.
  2. Pour the mixture into the saucepan and cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly until it coats the back of a spoon, about 6 minutes; do not let it boil. Pour the custard into a medium bowl set in a large bowl filled with ice water. Let stand until the custard is cold, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  3. Pour the custard into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions (this may have to be done in 2 batches). Pack the ice cream into an airtight container and freeze until firm, about 4 hours.
  4. Spoon the ice cream into bowls and top with some chocolate-covered pretzels. Serve at once.

Makes 10 cups.





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Assistant-Community-Manager Assistant-Community-Manager 4 years
Incredible!  I want this right now. 
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
One can never have too much Guinness!
Katie-Sweeney Katie-Sweeney 5 years
How good would this ice cream be in a Guinness beer float?! Or would that be too much Guinness?
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