Bittersweet Chocolate and Stout Beer Ice Cream Recipe -
Bittersweet Chocolate and Stout Beer Ice Cream Recipe
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Bittersweet Chocolate and Stout Beer Ice Cream

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"This is a very rich, creamy and grown up frozen treat. It's simple to make and sure to impress your guests. For a true Irish treat, drizzle it with Irish cream just before serving."

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Original recipe makes 3 pints Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    5 hrs 20 mins


  1. Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan over medium-low heat until it begins to bubble. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate and sugar until melted. Slowly stir in the stout beer. Cover and refrigerate until completely cooled.
  2. Pour the chilled mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions until it reaches "soft-serve" consistency. Transfer ice cream to a two-quart lidded plastic container; cover surface with plastic wrap and seal. For best results, ice cream should ripen in the freezer for at least 2 hours or overnight.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 17, 2010

This was really great! I was skeptical about adding beer to ice cream, but it was delicious. I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup, and used semi-sweet chocolate (b/c that is what I had in the cupboard) and this was a HUGE success!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 08, 2011

This was time consuming and expensive having tried 2 times and getting brown gravy.


16 Ratings

Mar 15, 2010

LOVED THIS! I did use semi-sweet chips and I added Heath toffee chips too. Took it to a St. Patty's party and everyone ate it up.

Mar 18, 2010

The flavor of this ice cream is amazing. I doubled the recipe because I'm bringing it to a St. Patrick's Day party and wanted plenty to go around. I used one bag bittersweet chocolate chips and one bag semi-sweet to try and balance the two. It is fairly sweet (which I love) but if you don't have a real strong sweet tooth it probably wouldn't hurt to cut back on the sugar a little. The ice cream by itself is very tasty but it also feels like a blank canvas to add any of your other favorite ice cream toppers like nuts or whipped cream (toffee bits sounds like a great idea!) and I really wish I could make waffle cones because for some reason I imagine this ice cream going perfectly in one.

Mar 10, 2010

SD posted this recipe on the Recipe Exchange & when CC84 brought it my attention, I knew I HAD to try it! I just enjoyed a serving and am torn between a 4 & 5 star rating. It's GREAT, but the bittersweet chips make it a bit too bitter for us. I'm not sure if it's just a personal taste issue or what. When I make this again, I'll try it w/either semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips. I used a home brewed Irish Stout which added some nice flavor. The chips don't fully blend, leaving an awesome little bit of texture, kind of like in a good vanilla bean ice cream. Don't be afraid of the beer-def give this a whirl! TY for a great recipe, oldskooler!

Mar 18, 2010

I thought this was great, but hubby...not so much, which surprises me due to the fact that he LOVES Guinness AND ice cream. He said it was TOO rich, and I agree, but that's why I liked it so much. I also used semi-sweet chips (Thanks, LTH), and am glad that I did. I think I would make this again! Thanks for sharing. :)

Apr 14, 2010

Ah yes, a perfect dessert.....chocolate, ice cream and Guinness! Great recipe! I used half semisweet and half bittersweet chocolates. Awesome!

Mar 15, 2010

The flavor of this ice cream is incredible! I did use half bittersweet and half semi-sweet chocolate chips.


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  • Calories
  • 393 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 26.2 g
  • 40%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 17 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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