This Guinness Brownie Milkshake combines fudgy homemade Guinness Brownies with either chocolate or vanilla ice cream, Guinness beer and a silky Guinness ganache!
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Beer and Brownie Milkshakes
This Brownie Milkshake has been blowing up since I posted it a few years ago, so today I’m bringing you a boozy adult version! Remember these Baileys and Guinness Brownie Mousse Parfaits I shared earlier this week? Well I had a ton of Guinness brownie chunks left, so I had to think of a creative way to use them.
I was gonna make some no-churn ice cream, but decided I wanted to do something easier. Then I remembered those Brownie Milkshakes that, to this day, remain one of the most popular recipes on this site!
I took the remaining boozy brownies, a bottle of Guinness, and some vanilla ice cream and thought “only something incredibly delicious can come out of this, right?” Right!
Before making the milkshake, you gotta make the brownies! Honestly though, you’re only gonna need about ¼ of the entire batch of brownies, so you have 2 choices:
- make the Guinness brownie recipe, use some of it in the milkshakes and enjoy the rest by itself.
- Use less ingredients and use a box mix and replace ½ cup of the water with beer!
Either way, you’re still gonna end up with extra brownies. It’s really whether you want to do the extra work and make my ultra fudgy brownies or if you want to go the easy “box mix” route. The brownies will be blended up into the milkshake anyway, so it really isn’t THAT important.
Either choice will work fine.
How do We Make The Brownies Beer Flavoured?
For my homemade brownies: In the beginning of my fudge brownie recipe, we usually melt the butter with the chocolate. To make it beer flavoured, we’ll add ½ cup of stout beer to the butter and chocolate and melt everything together over a double boiler.
For box mix brownies: The ingredients in box mix brownies are usually the brownie mix, eggs, oil and water. To make them beer flavoured, replace some of the water (about ½ cup) with the beer. Whisk it all together and it should bake up just as fudgy as normal!
There’s one more thing we’ve gotta make before making the milkshakes: Guinness Ganache! Honestly, I’m so surprised by how well beer and chocolate work together. Not just flavour wise, but baking wise. I could easily melt some chocolate with the beer, or replace half of the heavy cream with it and create a rich ganache with no issues!
Now what are we gonna do with that ganache? Quite a few things. First, decorate the inside of the glass. For my glass decoration, I poured some of the ganache into the bottom of my glass and tilted it back towards me so it could drip down. Then I put it back upright, turned the glass and repeat.
How to Make the Milkshakes
Ok NOW we can finally make the milkshake! Grab a blender, or a food processor (which is what I use because my cheap blender sucks). Make sure your ice cream (chocolate or vanilla) is softened before you begin.
I only had vanilla ice cream in my freezer, but since I wanted my milkshakes to have a more chocolatey flavour, I poured in some of the Guinness ganache. Add the stout beer, a little bit of milk or cream and a cup of the brownie chunks, blend it all up for a few seconds and pour it into your glasses.
Top the milkshakes with whipped cream, more of the ganache and some crumbled up brownies.
I’m not a beer girl, but I can down both of these milkshakes in a minute! A smooth and creamy chocolate and beer flavoured milkshake with bits of beer flavoured brownie in every sip!
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Let’s get baking!
- 6 oz (175 g) bittersweet chocolate (70%), chopped
- ¾ cup (170 g) unsalted butter, cubed
- ½ cup (120ml) stout beer
- ¾ cup (150 g) granulated sugar
- ½ cup (110g) light brown sugar, packed
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ¾ cup (96 g) all-purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp (15g) unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup (90g) semisweet or dark chocolate chips
- 2 Tbsp (30ml) stout beer
- 2 Tbsp (30ml) heavy cream
- 1 cup Guinness Brownie chunks (recipe above)
- 4 cups (8 scoops) chocolate or vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
- ¼ cup (60ml) stout beer
- 2 Tbsp (30ml) whole milk or heavy cream
- 2 Tbsp Guinness Ganache (above)
- Whipped Cream
- Guinness Ganache (recipe above)
- Guinness Brownie crumbs
For the Guinness Brownies:
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (325°F for dark non-stick pans) (180°C). Line a 9x9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, leaving about 2-inches hanging over the sides and spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- Place chopped chocolate, cubed butter and beer in a large bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir constantly until the butter and chocolate are both melted and mixture is combined, about 3-4 minutes.
- Remove bowl from heat and immediately add both sugars, whisk until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth.
- Add eggs, egg yolk and vanilla extract and slowly whisk until combined. Do not overmix. Add flour, cocoa, and salt and stir with a rubber spatula until well blended.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the brownie comes out with a few moist crumbs. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
For the Guinness Ganache:
- In a heat safe bowl, microwave the heavy whipping cream, stout beer and chocolate together in 30 second intervals, until the cream and beer are steaming hot. This takes me about 1 minute in the microwave.
- Stir until the mixture comes together to form a thick and silky ganache.
For the Rim & Glass:
- Using a small spoon, drizzle some of the ganache inside of the glass. Place glasses in the freezer while you prepare the milkshake.
For the Guinness Brownie Milkshake:
- Chop the brownies into chunks.
- Add softened ice cream, 1 cup of brownie chunks, beer, heavy cream and ganache to a blender. Blend until smooth. You can add more brownies, if desired.
- Pour milkshake into glasses and garnish with whipped cream, extra ganache and brownie crumbs. Serve and enjoy!
- Brownies: you’re gonna have a lot of brownies left over. You can use the remaining brownies to make my Guinness Chocolate Mousse Brownie Parfaits, or you can enjoy the chunks as a snack!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2129Total Fat: 89gSaturated Fat: 47gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 36gCholesterol: 613mgSodium: 1025mgCarbohydrates: 223gFiber: 6gSugar: 103gProtein: 45g
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