Pssssssst. It’s spring. And I’m in New York. And this ice cream has beer in it. And coffee.
I really want to just end this post right there, because that’s all you really need to know. As you read this, I’m spending the end of March and the first few days of spring freezing my butt off in the Big Apple, thus solidifying that I am indeed, a California Girl who doesn’t understand seasons and frosty things unless those frosty things are ice cream.
Which brings me to this cool thang. I meant to share this a couple weeks ago around St. Patrick’s Day, but I was a tad busy stuffing my face with tacos. So here it is now: Guinness-Coffee Ice Cream that is perfect whether the weather is a sunny West Coast 65 or a brisk East Coast 37.
I love ice creams with alcohol in them because (1) They have alcohol in them and (2), alcohol doesn’t freeze, so the resulting product isn’t a block of cold shards but rather a creamy, boozy emulsion of happiness. In this recipe, the coffee gives it an extra jolt that will put a spring in your step and an extra scoop in your bowl.
NYC eats next week!
Guinness Coffee Ice Cream
- 1 cup Guinness (drink the rest!)
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 Tbsp instant coffee
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 4 egg yolks
- Put the Guinness in a small pot and bring to a simmer. Let cook until reduced to a fourth of the original volume, which will take about 10 minutes. Set aside.
- In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the cream, milk, coffee, and sugar and heat until scalding but not boiling.
- While the milk is heating, whisk together the yolks in a medium bowl and set aside.
- Once the milk mixture is ready, slowly pour a small bit of it into the yolks, stirring constantly and vigorously to prevent the yolks from cooking. Continue the tempering process until the yolks are hot, and then pour everything back into the large saucepan.
- Cook over low heat until the mixture is very thick and coats the back of a wooden spoon, stirring the bottom constantly to prevent curdling.
- Remove from heat and whisk in the Guinness. Pour everything into a clean bowl and let come to room temperature, uncovered.
- Once at room temperature, cover and refrigerate til completely chilled or overnight.
- Churn the mixture according to your ice cream maker’s instructions and serve.
I have a ton of guinness left over from st. Paddy’s day, so I definitely see some of this ice cream in my future! Try to stay warm!!
What a great use for extra Guinness! I’m definitely about to get my beer on here in NYC to stay warm this week.
Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health says
this sounds heavenly..beer in an ice cream. I have had Baileys before but this one looks amazing too.
Ooo Bailey’s ice cream sounds so good!
Consuelo @ Honey & Figs says
Ice cream is the only frosty thing I like. Can it pretty please be warm yet?? This cold weather is going to take the life out of me I tell you.
Oh My – Beer? What a lovely idea. This sounds soooooo yummy!
I’m so ready for it to be warm – it’s pouring rain today and tomorrow and I am NOT down. I know it’s spring rains, but sun, please!
Nancy @ gottagetbaked says
“I love ice creams with alcohol in them because (1) They have alcohol in them ” <– this. Yes! I feel the exact same way, Shikha! I'm so glad you shared this Guinness ice cream with us and now I'm craving a giant bowl of this smooth, creamy, boozy deliciousness! I really need to get an ice cream maker. I've been wanting to get the kitchenaid attachment for my mixer but I'm so darn cheap. I know that it'll change my life for the better though. Maybe I can just sneak it into the house without my husband knowing…
YOU NEED AN ICE CREAM MAKER. I have the Kitchenaid attachment and LOVE it. It’s not as great as a real ice cream maker (it’s the restaurant in me), but it gets the job done just fine. Have your husband buy it as a gift!
Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says
I was just craving coffee ice cream the other day, but now I think Guiness coffee ice cream is a better cravng. Yum!
I am always craving ice cream, no joke. Make some of this!
It really is – thanks for stopping by!
Layla @ Brunch Time Baker says
This is such a great idea!!
Thanks, Layla! I just can’t stay from alcohol in desserts.
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
You had me at beer in cake. Haha! My favorite ice cream is coffee ice cream, so this sounds just wonderful to me. I even have some left over guiness from St. Patty’s day : )
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
Whoops, meant to say beer in ice cream. But apparently my brain wants to see beer in cake too. Hey, there’s an idea!
I’m definitely a sucker for coffee ice cream. Do you think it has caffeine in it? I’ve never been able to figure it out!
Alyssa @ My Sequined Life says
Booze + ice cream = me likey. 🙂 And we’re opposites…I’m an East Coast (NJ) girl living in San Diego and I just can’t get used to the lack of seasons! All winter I wore my fleece jacket because…it was winter, and you wear a coat when it’s winter. Nevermind the fact that it was 75 degrees and sunny! Wishing I had a big ‘ol bowl of this ice cream right now!
Oh wow, we totally have switched sides! I just got back from NYC and while it wasn’t as cold as I expected it to be, it rained a TON. Enjoy that California weather!
I see Serraphina
Yep, my favorite!
Connie | URBAN BAKES says
Glad to hear you’re in my town! I know it stinks that it’s cold but I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun since there’s so much to do here. PS: your ice cream sounds great! I like how you added coffee with the beer. 🙂
Omg Connie, I DIED in NYC – not from the cold, but from all the food that I annihilated. I can’t believe that is what you get to eat every day!
I also totally missed the boat on a St. Patrick’s day post–this looks awesome!
I’m headed to NYC in April. If you have any tips for a fellow warm-weather native in the city, I’d be glad to hear ’em!
Shauna, you spoke at the right time because my next few posts will be all about what to eat and to do in NYC – read on!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
I love the sound of this Guiness and coffee ice cream! It doesn’t get any better than that!
It really doesn’t. I was traveling and I came home and realized that I still had some of this ice cream and definitely just ate a bowl at 11pm. No shame.
Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes says
Totally a delicious recipe! I love guinness in desserts – it is sooo good!
Me too! Alcohol is the best in a sweet setting.
Carolyn Jung says
Two of my favorite things — beer and coffee — combined into my other favorite thing, ice cream! How can that ever miss? LOL
Haha my favorite things too! Great minds think alike.
Dennis B says
Sounds like a great idea! Have had the Guinness Stout milkshake at Sauce & it was wonderful. But the addition of coffee & Guinness in ice cream makes me want some NOW. Only question I have is where is the list of ingredients & quantities used for each of them?
IJWTS wow! Why can’t I think of thigns like that?
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That’s not just logic. That’s really sensible.
IMHO you’ve got the right answer!