What could be more delightful than pairing Guinness' notes of coffee and chocolate in delicious ice cream?!

An ice cream that's made with Guinness? Well, now we're drooling.

Our friends over at Guinness in Ireland have shared a recipe that merges two of life's simplest pleasures - Guinness and ice cream - into one delectable treat.

Give it a try and let us know how you get on!

Homemade Guinness ice cream

  • Prep: 30 minutes
  • Cook: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Four servings


  • 500ml double cream
  • 500ml whole milk
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 500g caster sugar
  • 1.2 liters of Guinness® West Indies Porter
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup 


First, make a Guinness® West Indies Porter reduction by boiling and then simmering with the golden syrup until the texture thickens. In a separate pan, bring the cream, milk, and vanilla to the boil.

Next, place the 4 whole eggs, 3 egg yolks, and caster sugar in a bowl and whisk.

Allow the mixture to cool before adding to the eggs and sugar. Churn the mixture in an ice cream machine, only half filling the barrel as the mixture rises. Scoop out into a metal container and freeze immediately.

* Originally published in September 2019, updated June 2023. 

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