Guinness: Not just for Drinking

Six Ways to use Guinness.

Guinness Me - that's a lot of Guinness recipes!

Yes, we love the excuse to drink Guinness on St Patrick’s Day, but that’s a lot of Guinness for someone to consume who isn’t used to having it regularly. For those of you out there with a can or two of Guinness left over after all the celebrations are had, or for those who want to add a little extra flair to their St Patrick’s Day catering, check out our recipes below. We have a few unexpected ways you can incorporate Guinness into your main meals, and even a few sneaky desserts!

The Savoury

Guinness: Not just for Drinking

Guinness Beef Bolognese

We all love a rich, meaty Bolognese to go with our favourite pasta shapes, but have you ever thought of throwing in a little bit of Guinness to the mix? It adds a bold touch and a slight bitterness to give the sauce more depth. Make your dish even more Irish looking by using zucchini spaghetti instead of pasta.

Guinness BBQ sauce

Baste all of your favourite meats with this smooth and sticky Guinness BBQ sauce. It goes well with almost anything, is great if you are grilling over smoky coals and is sure to see your guests smacking their lips with satisfaction.

Guinness Irish Stew

A pub classic, create your own Irish stew at home with a splash of Guinness. Save this recipe for a rainy day when all you need is a little pick me up from a heart-warming dish.

The Sweet

Guinness: Not just for Drinking

Guinness Chocolate Pudding

Your St Patrick’s Day celebrations just went up a notch! Have you ever thought about combining a rich chocolate pudding with classic Irish Guinness? Well now you have, so you’d better try it.

Guinness Milk Chocolate Ice-cream

The thought of beer ice cream may have you turning your head away in disgust, but the rich, wrong-right flavour is surprisingly addictive when mixed with smooth chocolate. If you’re a fan of alternative ice-cream flavours, be sure to give this one a crack.

Guinness Milkshake

Take it one step further and mix it up in this decadent shake. Okay, so we’re back where we started with drinking Guinness again, but it sorts out your cravings for a can of Guinness, and your cravings for something sweet in one refreshingly cool and creamy hit.

Compiled by Julie Johnson.