Sunday, January 15, 2012

Milk Chocolate Guinness Ice Cream...yes

Milk Chocolate Guinness Ice Cream

I have wanted an ice cream maker for the longest time. 

Every time I have mentioned this, Chris has said "we do not need an ice cream maker, we do not have room for an ice cream maker, it will just be clutter." 

I got an ice cream maker for Christmas. 

This was the first ice cream that I made.

Chris loves the ice cream maker. And has made a list of additional flavors that he would like me to try my hand at.

Really - ice cream is expensive to buy, and more often than not it tastes sub par and is full of crappy ingredients. Get yourself an ice cream maker and your own, however you like, with whatever ingredients you like.

Chris has asked that my next flavor be Tiramisu - we'll see if I can indeed pull that one off.

This ice cream. I made it for friends a couple weeks ago - there was the sound of spoons clanging against bowls and tongues licking them clean - that is how good this ice cream is. It tastes like eating a chocolate bar and drinking a Guinness at the same time, but better, because it's ice cream.

I searched for Guinness recipes the web over, and kept finding recipes that called for 15 egg yolks.  There was no freaking way I was going to make an ice cream that called for that much yolk. It wasn't until I found the recipe with milk chocolate that the egg yolks were reduced to an acceptable amount (in my eyes) and it was a David Lebovitz recipe, and let's be honest, he really never steers you wrong.

With this recipe, everyday is a good day for a Guinness. Put this recipe right in your face. And if you don't have an ice cream maker, come to my house, I do, I will share.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?


  1. Haagen-Dazs dulce de leche, topped with semi-sweet Ephemere sauce from the Dilettante. I had to get my carton of it from the freezer to check the spelling, and so now I have finished it all off. Bummer! You're right, ice cream is just obscenely expensive, and don't get me started on the price of cereal!

  2. Dulche de Leche is now on my list to make. I made chocolate chip last night. so freaking good.