TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup stout beer
  • Whipped cream and crushed pretzels

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 615 calories, 37g fat (23g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 402mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Place the milk, cream cheese, brown sugar, vanilla and salt in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Add cream; process on low speed just until combined.
  2. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 4 hours or until firm.
  3. For shakes, in a blender, combine beer and 2 cups ice cream; cover and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses; top with whipped cream and pretzels. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Stout and Brown Sugar Ice Cream Shakes in Fresh Home Summer 2010, p99

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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