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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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 hrs
total:
5 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 pints
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

393 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 34.5g 11% DV; fat 26.2g 40% DV; cholesterol 55.8mg 19% DV; sodium 17.5mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2010
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! Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/08/2011
This was time consuming and expensive having tried 2 times and getting brown gravy. Read More
(6)
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2010
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! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
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. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2010
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. Read More
(14)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2010
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! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2010
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.:) Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
The flavor of this ice cream is incredible! I did use half bittersweet and half semi-sweet chocolate chips. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2010
Ah yes a perfect dessert.....chocolate ice cream and Guinness! Great recipe! I used half semisweet and half bittersweet chocolates. Awesome! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2011
The whole family likes this but we all agree that it's super rich---one scoop is all you want. I don't understand why the little "grains" of chocolate...... We all wish it was smoother. Read More
(8)
Rating: 1 stars
08/08/2011
This was time consuming and expensive having tried 2 times and getting brown gravy. Read More
(6)
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