Even if you’re not planning on a big to-do for St. Patrick’s Day, it’s still a great time for some festivity. So this March 17, tuck the kids on bed and then whip up these delightfully bitter stout milkshakes! One sip and you’ll be hooked on the irresistible flavor of vanilla ice cream with frothy stout.
Note that this stout milkshake recipe is made with a strong stout beer, so it’s not appropriate for the under 21 set. If you do want to get the littles in on the fun, try making a non-alcoholic version with a rich chocolate soda! Top milkshakes with whipped cream and a drizzle or two of bittersweet hot fudge, and you’ve got a St. Patrick’s Day to remember. Bottoms up!
Stout Milkshakes with Bittersweet Hot Fudge
Prep time: 1 minute
Cook time: 5 minutes
for the bittersweet hot fudge (adapted from this recipe)
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate (60 – 70 percent cacao), rough chopped
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
pinch sea salt
for the milkshake
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (optional)
2 cups vanilla ice cream
12 ounces strong stout beer, such as Guinness or Samuel Smith’s
To make the bittersweet hot fudge, heat a double boiler over medium-high heat. Add the chocolate pieces and stir until melted. Turn down heat so that the water is bubbling gently. Stir in the corn syrup and then 1/4 cup heavy cream. When mixture is smooth and shiny, turn heat to low, and prepare milkshakes.
If desired, use a beater or whisk to whip 1/2 cup cream.
Combine the ice cream and stout in the pitcher of your blender, and blend briefly, just until mixture is smooth.
Divide shakes between two chilled glasses. Add a dollop of whipped cream (if using) and a drizzle of hot fudge. Serve immediately.
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