Ice Cream and Beer Go Well Together

I have been looking for delicious dessert recipes to create on a hot summer day. Recipes using beer and ice cream sound refreshing! Here are a couple ideas. Beer floats are quick and very easy to make. Also try the Guinness Ice Cream recipe listed below, for a tasty treat. I would serve these specialties in a beer glass with some whip cream on top, but that’s just me.

Honey Brown Beer Ice Cream FloatBeer Floats
Beer floats work best with a sweet beer. Chocolate, Guinness or any stout beers are great choices for floats. Add a couple scoops of vanilla or chocolate ice cream and you have a beer float!

Guinness Ice Cream
I found this recipe for Guinness Ice Cream on

1 can Guinness stout
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups milk
¾ cup sugar
1 vanilla bean, halved
6 egg yolks

Heat and reduce the Guinness in a saucepan to about ¾ the original amount. 

In a separate saucepan add cream, milk, and sugar. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the pan and add the vanilla bean halves. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat.

Beat the egg yolks in a medium bowl. Whisk half of the hot cream mixture into the egg yolks, and then gradually and slowly add the egg mixture to the remaining hot cream. Cook the ingredients over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens and reaches 170°F on an instant-read thermometer. Remove from the heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer into a clean container. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing down against the surface to keep a skin from forming. Chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. 

Remove from refrigerator and add the Guinness reduction, whisking until well blended. Pour in an ice cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions (You can also make ice cream without an ice cream machine). Transfer to an airtight container and freeze until ready to serve.



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