How about we have a little chocolate with our beer?

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If you’re super busy thinking about layers of flavor in your milkshake right now (because, um, what ELSE would you be thinking about?!), you’re not alone. We have dark beer, vanilla ice cream, marshmallow cream, chocolate ganache, whipped cream and graham cracker shards all up in this glass.

Complete with a flaming marshmallow because torched marshmallows are the only way to go. Who’s with me?

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The first experience I ever had with a stout was a chocolate stout… and it was allll because of the name. We were on vacation in Boyne City one summer soon after I turned 21 and I’m almost positive the one I ordered was called Mackinac Island Fudge.

Um hello. You don’t need to twist my arm to consume something like that!

My dad ordered one first and kept saying that you could “really taste the chocolate.”

After that kind of description, I obviously needed to order one myself, but much to my dismay, it didn’t taste like a Lindt truffle. I will never get over chocolate descriptions.

If I’m told that coffee or beer tastes like chocolate, I want it to taste like ACTUAL chocolate. Not just have hints of chocolate.

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Which of course, makes a lot more sense. The Mackinac Island Fudge beer was pretty good, albeit heavy, and definitely had hints of chocolate. Just hints though.

I think about that moment often, especially whenever I hear about or see a certain stout on a menu. It 100% inspired me to make chocolate stout milkshakes, which turned into s’mores milkshakes instead of just chocolate since I can’t let anything be. And must create the trashiest drink known to man. I just don’t knoooow any other way.

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While I didn’t use a chocolate stout for these shakes (Guinness was the first stout to catch my eye and I ran with it), if you by chance have a chocolate stout somewhere around your house, I think it would be absolute perfection.

In fact, it’s going to be my March goal to: just *happen* to have chocolate stout hanging out in my fridge for frosty moments like these.

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S'mores Stout Milkshakes

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  • chocolate ganache for swirling the glasses
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons marshmallow cream
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate ganache
  • 6 ounces Guinness or a chocolate/coffee stout

for topping

chocolate ganache

  • 6 ounces high-quality dark chocolate chopped
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream


  • Take a tablespoon of the chocolate ganache and swirl it around the inside of each glass.
  • Place the ice cream, marshmallow cream, ganache and beer in a blender and puree until smooth and creamy. Pour the shakes into the glasses and top with a few spoonfuls of the ganache, a dollop of whipped cream, toasted marshmallows and the graham cracker crumbs/pieces. Serve immediately!

chocolate ganache

  • Add the chopped chocolate to a bowl. Heat the cream in a saucepan over low heat just until bubbles appear around the edges and it’s warm. Pour the cream over the chocolate and let it sit for 30 seconds, then stir continuously until it’s smooth.

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