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Harping on about ice cream!

Guinness Last week's column <click here> covered the intricacies of basic ice cream making. This week we take what we have learnt and progress, we are going to take the basics and give them a little bit of a twist.

Once you have an ice cream machine, if you are like me you want to just make more and more. You will want to take things to new heights and try something different. This week's two recipes do just that.

To serve ice creams in a neat quenelle (rugby ball shape) take a dessert or kitchen spoon (with a pointed end) and dip into warm water. Drag this atop the ice cream applying light pressure. This should 'scoop' the ice cream up into a wonderful quenelle shape.


  • Turn on your ice cream machine ahead of time, before you start any other preparation, so it is chilled ready to go when you need it or remember to put your bowl in the freezer the night before (depends on your ice cream machine).

  • Both of these ice creams are of the easy to make raw variety. As the egg is not cooked great care must be taken to ensure the eggs are as fresh as possible and prepared with the highest hygiene standards. I suggest they are made and eaten within 3 hours.

  • If you place the ice cream into the freezer and it hardens too much, remove from the freezer 20 minutes before use and allow it to soften before use.

  • If you are serving it in wine glasses, fill them as soon as the ice cream is made (while it is nice and soft and easily workable) and place the glasses carefully into the freezer

Hygiene Note

If you are a little wary of making ice cream without first cooking the eggs, then simply use the above recipe ingredients but replace the method with the cooked version I shared with you last week.

Guinness Ice Cream

The colour of this final ice cream is very akin to the colour of the foam on the head of Guinness, which makes for an interesting array of presentation ideas.


egg yolks
castor sugar
vanilla essence


  • Pour the Guinness into a large saucepan (it will froth up when heated) and heat to simmering point

  • Allow to simmer until it has reduced to 100ml

  • Once the Guinness has reduced place in a cold container and place in the freezer until cold (if it is too warm it may curdle the egg yolks)

  • While the Guinness is simmering, place the egg yolks cream, castor sugar and vanilla essence into a glass or stainless steel bowl and whisk until thickened and almost white in colour. Set aside in the chiller until required

  • Pour the Guinness into the egg mixture and lightly whisk to combine

  • Pour into the ice cream machine

Chef's Tip:

Serve as either a dessert on its own or as part of a more complex dessert

Try serving it in a wine glass, champagne flute with a layer of blueberries and then finish with a layer of very lightly whipped cream to mimic the colour etc of the Guinness

Enjoy your Guinness Ice Cream and bon appetit . . . . .

Chef's terminology:

litres   tsp = teaspoon
millelitres   tbs = tablespoon
kilograms   sq = sufficient quantity (add to taste)
grams   pc = piece, meaning a whole one of

Recipe from professional
Chef Tallyrand

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