Thursday, September 29, 2011

Guiness-Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

Guinness-Milk Chocolate Ice Cream
makes about one quart **Adapted from a David Lebovitz recipe

7 ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
pinch of salt
4 large egg yolks
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup Guinness Stout
1 teaspoon vanilla 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 bowl, whisk together the egg yolks. Slowly pour the warm mixture into 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 vanilla. 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.


  1. Wow this sounds really good. I'm going to give this a try this weekend.

  2. What an unusual frosty treat! My husband is a beer drinker and when given a 31 flavor choice of ice cream he will pick chocolate-so this is perfect for him. I will need to make for him soon. Great post.

  3. My boyfriend loves Guinness and milk chocolate. I have a feeling he would adore this ice cream! Thanks for sharing

  4. @Ravienonoms-I usually hate beer-but this was soooooo good and didnt even taste like beer.

  5. @Tina-the perfect combo for a beer drinker!