Gingerbread Ale Ice Cream

The warm flavors of gingerbread come together in this rich and creamy homemade gingerbread ale ice cream that’s sure to be a hit during the holidays.


Serves: 12
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
10 mins Prep time 15 mins Cook time
10 mins Prep time
15 mins Cook time
  • Cook beer in small saucepan on medium-low heat until reduced by half (about 3/4 cup).

  • Bring half-and-half and cream to boil in medium saucepan on medium heat. Remove from heat. Meanwhile, beat egg yolks, sugar, ginger and cinnamon in large bowl with wire whisk until thickened. Gradually whisk the hot cream mixture into the egg mixture in bowl until well blended. Pour this mixture back into the saucepan. Cook and stir on medium heat 10 minutes or until mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Stir in the reduced beer, molasses and vanilla.

  • Refrigerate at least 4 hours or until well chilled. Pour into an ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer's directions.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 280Calories: 280Cholesterol: 173mg
  • Sodium: 45mgProtein: 4g
  • Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 0gCarbohydrate: 26g