I have really been into the Guinness and chocolate flavour combo lately! Guinness, like coffee, has the ability to bring out chocolates natural flavour and make it even better, if that is possible. Even after the Guinness chocolate cheesecake and the chocolate stout cake I was looking for more and this Guinness chocolate pudding that I found on epicurius was looking pretty good. Not only does this recipe use Guinness in the chocolate pudding but it also reduces some Guinness into a syrup and then mixes it into whipped cream which is then placed on top of the pudding as if it were the bubbly head of a Guinness after freshly poured! How cool is that?
As far as pudding recipes goes, this one is pretty standard including eggs, sugar, cream, chocolate and of course the Guinness. This recipe is pretty easy but you are going to want to make sure that you do not boil the cream or turn the eggs into scrambled eggs when you add the hot cream to them. Just mix the cream into the eggs nice and slowly and everything will be fine. For a treat like this it really pays off to use a nice quality dark chocolate and if you save some of the chocolate flakes from when you chop it, you can use them as a garnish on the Guinness whipped cream topping.
Tip: If you do accidentally scramble the eggs and get little bits in your pudding or custard, you can run it through a fine meshed sieve to remove any large bits helping to ensure that it is nice and smooth.
This Guinness chocolate pudding is so amazingly smooth, creamy and decadently, chocolaty good!
Use some of the leftover egg white to make some coconut macaroons.
Guinness Chocolate Pudding
Guinness and chocolate combine to form something truly amazing in this pudding that is topped with a Guinness syrup whipped cream.
- 1 can Guinness Draught
- 3 cups heavy cream
- 7 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
- 8 large egg yolks
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
- Pour the Guinness into a large bowl and wait a few minutes for the foam to subside.
- Mix half of the Guinness and 2 1/4 cups of heavy cream in a large sauce pan, heat over medium until bubbles just start to form, remove from heat, mix in the chocolate and let it melt.
- Mix the eggs and 1 cup of sugar in a large bowl and slowly mix in the Guinness mixture.
- Pour the mixture back into the sauce pan and cook over low heat until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 15 minutes.
- Give the mixture 1 minute on high in the blender, run it through a fine mesh sieve, divide between glasses leaving 1 inch of space, cover in plastic and let chill in the fridge to set.
- Meanwhile, simmer the remaining Guinness and sugar over medium heat until it has reduced to about 1 tablespoon, about 15-20 minutes, and let cool.
- Beat the remaining cream until soft peaks are form, mix in the Guinness syrup and place on top of the Guinness pudding in the glasses.
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mireia badia says
I was sure I was going to make the cake… now I want to do this too, you're killing me!
god those sound good.
this is the way pudding should be.
nicely done Kevin!
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Oh, my! Guiness and chocolate are so good together. Looks yummy!
Justin Postma says
I love that the finished product kind of resembles a beer! This is going to be my alcoholic "beverage" of choice from now on 😛
Elaine in the World says
I'm a Toronto home cook and food lover and only just now stumbled upon your blog! It's inspired and inspiring! Gonna try this tonight!
Julie M. says
You are a guinness fiend! This looks like the absolute perfect finish to a St. Patty's day feast. I love the idea of the Guinness Syrup whipped cream as well.
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
What a fabulous recipe. Love Guinness and chocolate!
Really your recipe blog is very nice.
I would like to come back again.
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Thank you, I'm definitely going to try this 🙂
This looks so good!!
Mal @ The Chic Geek
Rocky Mountain Woman says
My friends will love this!
Lisa Marie says
Now that looks GOOD! I'm totally going to have to make myself a vegan version of this.
The Clever Pup says
I made these puddings last year. They were delicious but so rich. But the leftovers were even more delicious.
kevin i had to include this and the corned beef grilled cheese in my "friday link" roundup. Hope that's ok.
Kathleen Richardson says
Homemade pudding is always far better than the packaged mixes. Love the whipped topping, too.
The Healthy Apple says
This looks fabulous. Too funny that there is Guiness in there; perfect for St. Patty's Day tomorrow. Just found out you'll be at the Dole Conference, too and I'm so excited to meet you!
Have a great weekend.
this sounds great kevin! happy st patty's day, anne
Great site. Nice clean layout, pics, etc…you've done well. Thanks for all of the hard work (and the beautiful ad-free-ness of it all). I don't know you, but if you're actually eating all of this, moderation is key to a long life. This is some seriously artery-clogging fare, and who knows what else! Ok, doctors know…Otherwise, keep it up. Bon appetit!
Cheree @ The Morning Latte says
Just made this–it's great! Loved every recipe we've tried from your blog!
it smells as good as it looks like :))
I love the recipe so much, thanks!
The Café Sucré Farine says
What a fun, delicious looking dessert – I think I'd like it any time of the year, not just in March!
Cooking on a Dime says
Looks delicious and amazing! I love how you made it in a Guinness glass, very cute. 🙂
Yingying Xue says
Delicious! I love Guinness and chocolate, but in pudding? YES, please!
Kevin, I LOVE your recipes!
I made this as written….okay, I threw a little thousand island dressing in there too, just because that is part of a traditional Reuben sandwich. It was delicious, and I will be sharing it at work.
What an awesome recipe! I could so eat all of that in one go.
Cookie + Kate says
This looks absolutely incredible. I love Guinness, I love pudding, and I love recipes that call for real ingredients.
Culinary Cory says
I have a few friends who would sequel over this recipe. Nice change from the usual stout cake like options out there.
Made this for the hubby last night! AMAZING! Thanks for a great recipe!
Adrianne B says
Heck yes. Also good? Guinness Ice Cream floated in Double Chocolate Stout or Raspberry Lambic!
Got this cooling in the fridge right now! Thanks for sharing- smells and tastes delicious so far.
We made these yesterday. Absolutely delicious!
Thank you Kevin for this recipe. I made this for my husband for valentine's day. He is a diabetic so I successfully substituted stevia for sugar in this recipe. Still tasted amazing! I made 2 types of whipped cream, one with a little stevia, and one using the Guinness syrup. We preferred the one without the Guinness syrup.
Can't wait to try this! I had to buy Guinness Draught 4-pk for making the glazed corned beef and was wondering what to do with the rest. Hubby loves chocolate, so this is the perfect St. Pat's Day dessert.
Joy Bodwell says
Which step do you add the remaining 2tbsp of sugar?
Joy Bodwell: You use the remaining sugar with the remaining Guinness in step 6. I updated the recipe. Thanks!
Made a half-batch for St. Patrick's Day. My husband loves chocolate, so I made fairly big servings. It was so rich and wonderful and smooth and decadent, even the confirmed chocoholic couldn't eat all of it! For those who haven't tried it yet, DO NOT skip the Guinness syrup to go on top. The little bit of bitterness in the syrup offsets the rich pudding perfectly! Good without it, divine with it!!! Thanks for another great recipe!
Like that you give recipe ideas to use the unused yolks or whites. Wish all recipes did that!
Nikki Moranville says
Dear Lord, Kevin, I am a Guinness freak as well. Until a year and 1/2 ago, I had never drunk even one whole beer. Beer always gave me a “yucky” face. Then….drumroll…while in Dublin, my husband and I went to the Guinness Storehouse. He whispered in my ear that he would be happy to drink my ‘tasting’ sip and not to worry about feeling obligated to sip mine. Well, that was such a small sip – and I figure that I should at least taste it………and the rest is history! Oh my goodness! That is ambrosia! And yes, your recipes are making me crazy. Don’t stop!
Can I use half and half or whole milk instead of heavy cream? Does anyone know? I want to make this next week for St. Patty’s Day. Thanks
That will work. Enjoy!
Hi! I just wanted to know how big is 1 can of Guinness? Where I live, I can find 500ml can or 350ml can and now I don’t know what to use :/