Guinness® Ice Cream

"Subtle smoky/chocolatey flavors make this ice cream a divine treat for St. Patrick's Day or any day. Don't skimp on the cream! How about a scoop on top of a brownie or chocolate cake?"

Guinness® Ice Cream Guinness® Ice Cream
Guinness® Ice Cream Guinness® Ice Cream
  • Serves
  • Prep
    30 m
  • Cook
    30 m
  • Ready In
    5 h
  • Difficulty
  • Nutritions

Method for Guinness® Ice Cream

  • 1
    Combine cream, milk, and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  • 2
    Split the vanilla bean lengthwise with a sharp knife and scrape seeds into cream mixture. Place bean pod into mixture and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and discard vanilla bean pod.
  • 3
    Place egg yolks in a bowl. Gradually whisk in 1 cup hot cream mixture.
  • 4
    Whisk the egg yolk mixture back into the saucepan and place over medium heat. Whisk constantly until slightly thickened, about 2 to 3 minutes. Mixture should coat the back of a spoon. Do not let the mixture boil.
  • 5
    Transfer cream mixture to a bowl and chill until cold, at least 2 hours to overnight.
  • 6
    Simmer Irish stout beer in a saucepan over low heat until reduced to 2/3 cup, about 15 minutes. Chill the stout beer syrup at least 2 hours to overnight.
  • 7
    Whisk together chilled cream mixture and beer syrup; pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions.
  • 8
    When machine has finished, pack ice cream into a airtight container and store in freezer.


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 6 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle Irish stout beer (such as Guinness®)
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