Guinness Ice Cream

guinness ice cream

Guinness ice cream recipe is simple to make, and the four-ingredient part is wonderful, too. You can use any kind of stout beer with chocolate taste and add some extra flavors.

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  • 4 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup beer (8 ounces, single bottle of Guinness)
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Yield: A pint and a half

Mix the egg yolks and the sugar together in a bowl.

Heat the beer and heavy cream to a simmer in a pot over the stove, stirring occasionally.

Pour the hot beer cream into the sugar yolks. Pour a little bit of hot beer cream into the eggs, whisk swiftly, pour a little more into the bowl, whisk again, and so on until everything’s in the mixing bowl.

Pour the mixture back into the pot and heat over low until it’s thickened, stirring occasionally.

Pour the whole thing back into the mixing bowl and leave it in the fridge, ideally overnight but for at least five hours. Pour it through a strainer if you feel like it.

After the cooling period, churn as it says on every ice cream recipe, churn according to the instructions on your ice cream maker.

The ice cream will have the consistency of soft serve. It is not done yet even though it tastes amazing. Transfer your ice cream to a container and put it in the freezer for a minimum of three hours.

That’s it! Enjoy your delicious homemade ice cream for adults!


  • Whisk the beer for a while to flatten it out. The carbonation will mess with the ice cream’s texture.
  • Don’t cook the beer down to get the alcohol out of it.
  • Don’t use too much beer in the ice cream.  Too much beer (alcohol) will prevent your ice cream from setting.
  • If you’re using a bitter or excessively hoppy beer, consider increasing the sugar by up to ¼ cup if you want more of a classic ice-cream taste.
  • This recipe is extremely versatile just because of the staggering amount of beers you can use. Sweet, rich beers make for the most decadent ice cream: try the Southern Tier Imperial Choklat Stout, Young’s Double Chocolate or Samuel Adams Boston Lager.