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Heaven in an Ice Cream Bowl

This sounds like nirvana: Guinness ice cream.
1 cup water 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 1 1/2 cups evaporated milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup Guinness stout In a heavy saucepan whisk together the water and the cornstarch and simmer the mixture over moderate heat, whisking, for 2 minutes. Add the milks, the salt, and the sugar, heat the mixture over moderately low heat, whisking, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the sugar is dissolved, and remove the pan from the heat. Let the mixture cool completely, stir in the Guinness, and freeze the mixture in an ice-cream freezer according to the manufacturer's instructions. Makes about 1 quart
Am I the only one drooling?


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Hmm, I gotta go with Stacy on this one ('Course I love coffee and ice cream, but can't stand Coffee flavored ice cream).

No, you're not the only one drooling (over this recipe).


I happen to love Guinness stout, and this sounds quite delicious. I'll have to give it at try. Thanks!

to the store!

It's that quarter teaspoon of salt that's giving me pause.



I've had a Guinness float before. Pint of Guinness, scoop of vanilla. Better than you'd think, after you mix it up enough.

Eww. But then, I'm not a fan of Guiness to begin with.


Sounds interesting! Maybe it taste as good as Japanese green tea ice cream? I am glad to see that my secret beer mission is going in the right direction...

I tried it, but I stored it at the proper Guinness temperature of 8 degrees celsius and it didn't work out very well.

Interesting...one of my favorite ice cream flavors is green tea. Sounds hippy-dippy moonbattish beyond all good sense, but is really quite fabulous.

By the way, anyone know what the difference is between 'evaporated' milk and 'sweetened condensed' milk? Just curious.

I like Guiness, I like Ice Cream. No way in hell do I want Guiness Ice Cream!

You can have my share.

For Willow: Condensed milk, as the label suggests, is sweetened; evaporated milk is not. Otherwise, they are the same, for all intents and purposes, including drinking when diluted.

I've recently gone low carb. This post makes me more sad than happy.

Saw your blog splashed across CNN today on that awful CNN:NEXT show. They showed it in a montage of political blogs - but it was in there.

No way. Gave up alchohol. Not good for you. Doesn't taste that great. Only benefit seems to be a buzz from the drugs. It also conflicts with many medications. I personally recommend: Welch's pear or peach in combo with white grapefruit juice, diluted 50-50 with mineral water or some decent bottled water. It should be chilled as should the water then twice the usual amount of ice cubes used. It's closer to nirvanna than any booze. Brush teeth regularly because of sugar content (also an especial recommendation for those who drink booze). It' also less expensive. The modern trend towards every bartender concocting their own weird beverage is similar and a juvenile means of being current with whatever fad is popular. Blech. :)

I'm watching Emeril right now and it's a "Cooking with Beer" episode and that's what he's making for dessert.

"Another (hickup) notch!"

Going across the hallway to the neighbors to borrow some cornstarch...

My wife made this for me for Father's Day a number of years ago from a recipe in either Gourmet or Bon Apetit. It was definitely delicious.

Once I get another ice cream maker, I might give this a try.

I loooooove Guinness!

This (and the float) reminds me of a recipe from a Jamaican friend of mine: float half an inch of condensed milk on top of a mug of Guiness, dust with nutmeg. But then, what doesn't go with Guiness?

Yum, I can't wait to try this. Theres a ice cream parlor here in austin called Amy's Ice Cream. They've had beer flavored ice cream, and chocolate jack daniels ice cream, both of which were just great. Hell, it beats coffee flavor ice cream anytime.

Now to try my root beer schnapps float idea...

Sounds like the beer milkshake Nick Nolte had in 'Cannery Row'.

The wife and I watched Emeril make this stuff on his show last night, and I've been thinking about it ever since (her response was "Eeeewww!", though).


I drink beer, but am not really a fan of it. Hard to picture it in ice cream. But hey, you never know. I love ginger ice cream, and some people say ick reflexively at the idea of that.

Guinness?! Fuck that shit!


As a previous resident of Austin, I can state that Amy's has had Guinness ice cream before. I will also vouch for green tea ice cream.
Here in NYC, as you might expect, the cutting-edge foodies are doing ice cream and sorbet in flavors like onion, carrot, green wasabi, celery, chili-olive-tomato, shrimp, crunchy pork-rind, and tarragon-pineapple (all verbatim from a recent issue of Time Out.

"Only benefit seems to be a buzz from the drugs."

Kind of like saying, "The only benefit of oxygen is that it keeps you alive."

I will try this tomorrow or Tuesday, I think.

Amy's Ice Cream in Austin...

[homersimpson] Aaaaaaaaaggggghhhhh.... [/homersimpson]


Substitute cream for the condensed/evap milk. Leave out the cornstarch; you shouldn't need it, you'll have more fat for thickening. Mmmmm, fat. Substitute Splenda for the sugar. A half cup of Guinness would only have about 3 or 4g of carbs--Guinness is much, much lower in carbs than you'd expect.

The only flaw is what to do with the rest of the bottle. Freeze into two equal servings, perhaps. It wouldn't be fit to drink, but you could make two more batches of ice cream.

Will Collier, iowahawk, and Yehudit:
You have GOT to be kidding me.
(Austin is not a real place ... it's just a bunch a college jokes, gathered up, tied in a bow.)

I've had Guinness ice cream in the Carribbean, in Grenada to be exact. It was pretty good--if you like Guinness and have a sweet tooth, this is for you.

SteveO, you gave up drinking alcohol becuase it reacts with too many medications, and instead you recommend drinking grapefruit juice???

I may be laughing. But when you tell your doctor, your doctor probably will not laugh. Please double-check that your meds aren't being affected by the grapefruit juice, dude. Because I give a damn. OK?

This stuff is for real! For maximum effect, try putting it on top of a brownie. Heaven on a plate.

Um, considering that the ingredient most central to ice cream--cream--is not included in this recipe, I would suggest this will suck.

Samual Adam's Oatmeal Stout also makes a great ice cream, though I haven't tried your recipe. Yet.