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Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches {With Guinness!}

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches made with homemade Guinness beer ice cream is the ultimate adult dessert recipe.  Rich, boozy and decadent! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip cookiee, homemade ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, pretzels
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
chill time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 808 kcal


For the Cookies

  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar firmly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 oz package semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 2 cups coarsely crushed pretzel sticks

For the ice cream

  • 16 oz can of Guinness or other stout beer
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 15 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup granulated sugar


To make the cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter and sugars at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs and 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla, beating until well combined.

  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl; gradually add to sugar mixture, beating just until blended. Beat in morsels and pretzel sticks just until combined. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes Remove, and press the warm cookies flat with the back of a fork. Cool completely.

For the ice cream

  1. In a small saucepan bring Guinness to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until liquid is reduced to 2/3 cup, about 20 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile in a large saucepan combine cream and milk. Bring to a simmer over moderately high heat.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar.
  4. Gradually add the hot cream mixture to the yolks, whisking constantly until well blended.

  5. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly until it coats the back of a spoon, about 6 minutes; do not let it boil. Whisk in reduced Guinness

  6. Strain the custard into a medium bowl and refrigerate overnight.
  7. Pour the custard into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions (this may have to be done in 2 batches).
  8. Pack the ice cream into an airtight container and freeze until firm, about 4 hours.
  9. Sandwich one scoop of ice cream between two cookies and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches {With Guinness!}
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 808 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 26g130%
Cholesterol 362mg121%
Sodium 515mg21%
Potassium 332mg9%
Carbohydrates 88g29%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 55g61%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 1374IU27%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 137mg14%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.