Guinness for Beer Ice Cream

Guinness for Beer Ice Cream

Guinness Photo: Brenda C Hill

This is a good week to revive one of the most popular recipes from our book, Our Love Affairs with Food & Travel. It is so easy and delicious, especially since spring has sprung early this year. There is nothing like a new adventure with ice cream.

Beer Ice Cream


6 eggs

1 tbsp dark amber honey

3.5 ounces of sugar

2 generous cups dark beer, we use Guinness

.5 cup fresh cream


Separate eggs.

Mix yolks with with honey and sugar until creamy.

Boil the beer.

Quickly mix 1 ladle of beer with the egg yolk mixture and put into remaining beer.

Heat  to 175 F. Do not overheat or eggs will set.

Put the pot in cold water to allow cooling.

Stir in cream and freeze in an ice-cream container.


I served this Irish  style beer ice cream after a simple supper of roast chicken. Since I already had the Guinness and honey handy, I basted  the chicken with beer and honey for a rich, golden, crispy skin. A mug of dark beer was the ideal pairing.

3 Responsesto “Guinness for Beer Ice Cream”

  1. Peggy says:

    Beer Ice Cream? Sign me up =)

  2. Brenda Hill says:

    Hi Peggy, I appreciate your comment. Consider
    yourself signed up! This beer ice cream is easy to
    make, and well worth it. Use any strong dark beer. I also
    like Murphy’s. Great for a party!

  3. Maralyn says:

    It amazes me how many people enjoy and are turned on by the beer ice cream. It is a favorite of a lot.

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