Making Beer Ice Cream at Home

What’s better than beer?  What’s better than icecream?  Beer icecream!


This hot weather has been the perfect excuse to try out something I’ve wanted to do for a while.  Make beer icecream!  So, I bought some cream, some chocolate chips and cracked open a fresh bottle of BrewSmith Chocolate Paradise Porter.  Voila!


My icecream maker didn’t do the best job of freezing the icecream so in the end, I gave up and just threw it in the freezer.  Despite it being a bit frosty, it’s still quite delicious.  It’s sweet and beery and great on a hot day.  It also has a small alcohol content so make sure you don’t have  10 tubs of it!




500ml thickened cream

¾ cup sugar

1 packet of chocolate chips (I used Cadbury’s Baking Chips)

A bottle of dark beer (think Porter or Stout)



  • Heat the cream in a saucepan over medium-low heat until it starts to bubble
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the chocolate and sugar until melted
  • Slowly stir in the dark beer
  • Cover and stick in the fridge until completely cooled
  • Pour the chilled mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to directions until it reaches soft consistency
  • Transfer ice cream to a plastic container; cover surface with plastic wrap and seal.
  • For best results, ice cream should remain in freezer for at least 2 hours or overnight (if you can wait that long)!


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