How to Make a Guinness Beer Milkshake

A milkshake made with Guinness beer is a sweet, creamy, boozy treat. The natural chocolate and coffee flavors in a Guinness Stout pair nicely with vanilla ice cream. Add a whipped Irish cream topping and some whiskey hot fudge and you've got yourself an Irish-inspired dessert that's perfect for St. Patrick's day -- or any day you need a rich, indulgent pick-me-up. This recipe makes two small milkshakes.

Guinness milkshakes are a rich and refreshing boozy treat. (Image: Mary Dacuma)

Guinness Milkshake

Things You'll Need

  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream (or more if you prefer thicker shakes)
  • 1 bottle Guinness Stout
  • Blender

Step 1

The roasted flavor of Guinness pairs well with vanilla ice cream. (Image: Mary Dacuma)

Combine the ice cream and beer in a blender.

Step 2

Blending the ingredients takes only a few seconds. (Image: Mary Dacuma)

Blend the ingredients until well-combined. Taste the shake to make sure it's to your desired consistency. You can add more ice cream if you prefer a thicker shake or more beer if you want a stronger Guinness flavor.

Step 3

This is the shake you'd find at the end of the rainbow. (Image: Mary Dacuma)

Pour the shake into glasses. Serve and enjoy.

Whipped Irish Cream Topping

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 shot (1.5 ounces) Irish cream
  • Electric whisk or hand whisk

Step 1

An electric whisk speeds up the process, but a hand whisk will do just fine. (Image: Mary Dacuma)

Pour the heavy cream into a bowl. For a little bit of sweetness, add the Irish cream. Whisk until the mixture forms stiff peaks.

Step 2

Every dessert is better with a little whipped cream. (Image: Mary Dacuma)

Spoon the whipped cream atop the finished shakes.

Whiskey Hot Fudge

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 shot (1.5 ounces) Irish whiskey
  • Small saucepan

Step 1

Keep the heat low to avoid burning the chocolate. (Image: Mary Dacuma)

In a small saucepan, combine the ingredients over low heat. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the ingredients are well-combined.

Step 2

Be liberal with the chocolate. Treat yourself. (Image: Mary Dacuma)

Using a small spoon or a pastry bag, drizzle the chocolate sauce on the inside of the jar before adding the shake or on top of the finished shake. The sauce adds a nice, rich bittersweet contrast to the sweetness of the shake.