There's no wrong time of year to treat yourself to a milkshake, especially if it includes Guinness!

This recipe for a delectable Guinness milkshake is best made using cans of Guinness instead of bottles.

Better yet, it's easily customizable  - try adding your own favorite sauces, syrups, and toppings!

These creamy, frothy milkshakes turn Ireland's Guinness into an All-American classic.

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Guinness milkshake recipe

Serves 4.


  • 4 cups (2 pints ) vanilla ice cream
  • 1 can Guinness Draught (14.9-ounce)
  • 4 tbsp chocolate syrup or chocolate sauce, for drizzling
  • Semisweet chocolate shavings, for garnish


Place four-pint glasses in the freezer to chill.

Place the ice cream and Guinness in a blender and blend on high until smooth, about 30 seconds.

Drizzle one tablespoon of the chocolate syrup or sauce down the insides of each glass. Divide the shake among the glasses and garnish with chocolate shavings. Serve immediately.

Serve immediately!

H/T: Chowhound

*Originally published in 2016, updated in August 2020.

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