Guinness-Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

Guinness-Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

With Paddy's Day right in front of us, a wave of Guinness-flavoured recipes is washing over food blogs everywhere. To keep in the spirit of seasonal cooking, I made a Guinness milk chocolate ice cream. The ice cream is, well, chocolaty and there's just a hint of Guinness-flavour, but it's a great treat on a Sunday afternoon even when it's cold outside. (note to self: must make pure chocolate ice cream for reference)

Lots of Guinness will be happily a-flowing at the round-up of Regional Recipes from Ireland, hosted by Joanne from Eats Well With Others.

Guinness-Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

Source: The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz


7 ounces (205 g) milk chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup (250 ml) whole milk
1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
Pinch of salt
4 large egg yolks
1 cup (250ml) heavy cream
3/4 cup (180 ml) Guinness Stout
1 tsp vanila extract


Put the chocolate pieces in a large bowl and set a mesh strainer over the top. Warm the milk, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan. In a separate medium saucepan, whisk together the egg yolks. Slowly pour the warm mixture inot the egg yolks, whisking constantly, then scrape the warmed egg yolks back into the saucepan. Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a heatproof spatula, scraping the bottom as you stir,until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula. Pour the custard through the strainer over the milk chocolate, then stir until the chocolate is melted.* Once the mixture is smooth, whisk in the cream, then the Guinness and vanila. Stir until cool over an ice bath. Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

*I wasn't sure if the residual heat from the custard would suffice to melt the chocolate, but it did. ;)


Mary said...

Oh, my goodness. That's what this is - goodness. I agree that a side by side taste test would be a great way to evaluate what the Guinness does for, or to, the ice cream.

Jeanne said...

Oh wow! I've definitely got to try this. Sounds like a great way to celebrate St. Paddy's Day!

mimicooks said...

Chocolate and beer. Sounds like heaven to me.

Joanne said...

Now that I have an ice cream maker...I'm thinking this will need to be a necessity in my life. Even after the St. Paddy's Day season is over.

Baking Soda said...

Wow! I'd like to see it paired with whiskey cream? Or caramel? Yum!

Elle said...

An unusual way to use Guinness, but a good one! Strangly enough I've heard that folks like ice cream when it is cold outside and fudge when it rains.

Debinhawaii said...

How fun to add the Guinness--it looks amazing!