Cooking with Stout

If you're looking to get into the St. Patrick's Day spirit but aren't keen on doing green shots, try your hand at these recipes, all of which make healthy use of dark Irish stout.

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

These cupcakes are light and airy, but pack plenty of rich, dark flavor thanks to the combination of chocolate and stout. Dave's white cream cheese icing is a playful nod to the creamy head Guinness is famous for.

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Beer Float Your Boat Cocktail

Alie and Georgia's indulgent ice cream and chocolate stout creation is the perfect excuse to ignore the rules and drink your beer with a straw.

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Braised Mole Chicken Sliders

Lee Anne Wong braises her chicken in a hodge-podge of delicious stocks and spices, including — you guessed it — Irish stout.

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Chocolate Stout Cakes

Dark Irish stout has a toasty, coffee undertone that's the perfect background note in this decadent chocolate bread pudding from Chuck Hughes.

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Beer Braised Beef Meatballs with Horseradish Sauce

Lightly seared and served with horseradish-smeared toast, opt for Guinness instead of an amber ale and give this braised meatball recipe an Irish twist.

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Caramel Ice Cream and Guinness Float

This over-the-top dessert features a coffee-liqueur cake and dreamy ice cream floats whipped up with cold Guinness, vanilla and sweet caramel.

Panhandle Chili

Generous amounts of ground beef and turkey sauasage get a kick from diced jalapenos before they're soaked in creamy stout and stewed low and slow.

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Guinness Gingerbread

Far from your average gingerbread fare, Nigella's Guinness-infused squares come soaked in everyone's favorite Irish stout.

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