Guinness Ice Cream & Other St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

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Shamrock Shake from BakeSpace Member Holiday Central

It’s St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow and BakeSpace members around the world are toasting in celebration. Got a recipe to share? Upload it to our food community today!

The holiday is named after St. Patrick – the patron saint of Ireland and the Irish, who died on March 17th in the year 461. According to legend, he used the shamrock symbol in his sermons. The color green became part of the celebration because it is the color of spring, Ireland and the Shamrock (we’re not sure how the leprechaun got involved).

Several BakeSpace members have shared their their favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes. Some are traditional Irish favorites, while others such as the Guinness Ice Cream Float, are a bit experimental. But all are sure to get you in the spirit and spread some Irish cheer. So get ready to have a bit o’ fun in the kitchen. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Guinness Ice Cream

by Stackferno on

Several years ago, I set out to astonish and astound the Baron of my local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Baron Domingo was a notorious foodie, and a culinary historian with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of what people ate five hundred years ago. I never did manage to prove that cilantro was period to Elizabethan England, but I did get him to admit my Beer Ice Cream was pretty good.  – Holly


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Guinness stout


  • In a heavy saucepan whisk together the water and the cornstarch and simmer the mixture over moderate heat, whisking, for 2 minutes. Add the milks, the salt, and the sugar, heat the mixture over moderately low heat, whisking, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the sugar is dissolved, and remove the pan from the heat. Let the mixture cool completely, stir in the Guinness, and freeze the mixture in an ice-cream freezer according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Makes about 1 quart

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How to Make Your Own Green Beer

16 ounces golden lager
3-6 drops of green food coloring
Pour beer into a chilled pint-size glass, add food coloring and mix. Repeat and enjoy!

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