Oh My Grown Ups Guinness Ice Cream !

This is my second Guinness recipe and yet again I am so pleasantly surprised! Guinness is like a magic ingredient, that enhances any rich flavor. Personally I think this recipe has to be one of the best ice cream recipes made for grown ups! ( all credits go to Guinness cookbook) .

Now ….the first good news is that you don’t need an ice cream maker (Pheww!)

Second good news is: no one can tell ,straight away, that you have put so much Guinness in this. The brown color comes from muscovado sugar more than Guinness! Flavor wise; think more coffee flavor with a hint of mystery, there is no sign of alcohol taste, but overall is very unique. Keep people guessing! It’s utterly delicious! Creamy and custard y. Silky soft with crunchy bites!

Dissolve sugar in yolks in Bain-marie

Mixing Guinness and cream

The mixture cooled and crunchies crushed

Ready to eat!


(Serves 4)

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 125 g mascovado sugar
  • 300 ml  single cream
  • 150 ml draught GUINNESS
  • 2 x 40g chocolate covered  honeycomb bars, chopped


  1. Put the yolks and sugar in a large heatproof bowl, set over a saucepan of simmering water, making sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, then remove from the heat.
  2. Heat the cream and Guinness in a nonstick saucepan to just below boiling point- don’t worry if the mixture has slightly curdled at this point. Pour over the egg yolk and sugar mixture, beating well with a balloon whisk.
  3. Return the mixture to the nonstick pan and cook over lowest possible heat , stirring constantly, until the custard starts to thicken and coats the back of a spoon. This will take at least 10 mins and up to 20 mins.
  4. Pour the mixture back into the heatproof bowl and leave to coll completely, ten stir in the chopped chocolate honeycombs. Turn the ice cream into a shallow plastic container and freeze for 2 hours, then remove it from the freezer and stir well. Return to freezer until completely frozen.
  5. Remove the ice cream from the freezer and leave at the room temperature for a few mins to soften slightly before serving.

Thanks for looking and come back soon!

This entry was published on May 7, 2012 at 12:43 pm. It’s filed under All the Recipes jumbled up!, EVERYTHING SWEET and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “Oh My Grown Ups Guinness Ice Cream !

  1. Love this going to try it tonight.

    • oiyoufood on said:

      Oh so glad you like the sound of this ice cream. After all if an Irish doesn’t who will ?! 😉 I hope you have a success with the recipe !

  2. Love this recipe. Unfortunately Guinness isn’t the easiest thing to get when your under 18 but I’m sure when I get some I’ll give this recipe a try.

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