6 Sweetest Beer Based Desserts

6 Sweetest Beer-Based Desserts

What are the sweetest beer-based desserts?

  1. Chocoholic
  2. Brew Cakes
  3. Boozy Bread
  4. Malt-Made Ice Cream
  5. Short & Stout Cupcakes
  6. Hoppy Cookies


   Stuck between choosing a cold glass of beer or a sweet treat for dessert? Well, now you can choose both! Bakers have gone the extra mile to create beer-infused desserts to satisfy all your cravings. These recipes can be adjusted to suit any kind of beer available from the country’s best alcohol distributors. Read on to learn how to make these brew-based delights.




   Beer can greatly enhance the sweetness of any chocolate-based dessert. The beer’s bitterness can cut through the chocolate’s richness and enhance the overall flavor.


Beer Brownies

  • Ingredients
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 3 ½ oz. semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
    • ½ cup unsalted butter
    • ½ cup beer
    • 4 large eggs, room temperature
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
    • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 359 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. Butter and flour a baking pan then set aside.
    3. In a bowl, sift together cocoa powder, flour, and salt.
    4. Then, place a heatproof bowl on top of a pot of boiling water and melt the chocolate.
    5. In a small saucepan, melt the butter until it turns brown.
    6. Combine the brown butter to the melted chocolate and stir until combined.
    7. Remove the bowl from the heat and add in the beer.
    8. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, and sugars until the mixture thickens. Add in the chocolate mixture and whisk well to combine
    9. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips.
    10. Pour the mixture into the buttered pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
    11. Check on its doneness by sticking a toothpick in. It should come out smoothly if the batch is ready.
    12. When finished, remove from oven and allow to cool.
    13. Slice the brownies into pieces and serve.


Brew Cakes

Brew Cakes

   The foam in beer can help make a fluffier and lighter cake batter. This results in incredibly soft cakes which are best paired with beer-infused frosting.



  • Ingredients
    • 1 ½ cup mascarpone
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla pure vanilla extract
    • 330ml bottle of beer
    • 150ml single cream
    • 4 tablespoons icing sugar
    • 16 egg biscuits
    • Good-quality dark chocolate (for garnish)
  • Instructions
    1. Whisk mascarpone, vanilla, and 75ml of the beer.
    2. Combine cream with icing sugar until smooth.
    3. Gently fold in the mascarpone mixture to the cream mixture.
    4. In a separate bowl, pour in any leftover beer. Dip egg biscuits into the brew one by one and set aside to dry.
    5. Lay out the glasses or your preferred container for serving. Create a crust on the bottom of your preferred container with crushed egg biscuits.
    6. Add the mixture into the container until it reaches the top.
    7. Refrigerate overnight.
    8. Before serving, grate the chocolate on top.


Boozy Bread

Boozy Bread

   The combination of a beer’s bitterness with a fruit’s sweetness creates the perfect balance. This mixture added to bread results in a rich and unique treat. Since bread is an absorbent material, try to mix in your choice of quality liquor to further enhance the dessert.


Caramel Apple Beer Bread

  • Ingredients
    • For the bread
      • 3 cups flour
      • 3 tablespoons sugar
      • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
      • ½ teaspoon salt
      • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
      • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
      • 1 large granny smith apple, peeled
      • 12 oz. beer
      • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • For the caramel sauce
    • ¾ cup granulated sugar
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. For the sauce, mix sugar, chopped butter, and water in a bowl over high heat. Stir until the butter completely dissolves.
    3. Then, allow to boil without stirring until the sugar turns a light brown color.
    4. For the bread, mix together in a different bowl the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, walnuts, cinnamon, and cubed granny smith apple.
    5. Carefully pour beer and butter with the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
    6. Pour mixture into the bread pan. Drizzle the caramel on top.
    7. Bake for 45-55 minutes. Puncture with a toothpick to ensure that the bread is finished.


Malt-Made Ice Cream

Malt Made Ice Cream

   When making beer-based ice cream, you can choose to keep the natural taste of the beer or pair it with ingredients that can complement it. This refreshing treat will definitely add a bit of kick to your day.


Chocolate Brew Ice Cream with Beer Jelly

  • Ingredients
    • For the chocolate ice cream
      • 250ml whole milk
      • 100g dark chocolate chips
      • 20g corn syrup
      • 30g sugar
      • 10g beer
      • 10g dextrose
      • 5g ice cream stabilizer
      • 8g powdered milk
  • For the beer jelly
    • 75g beer
    • 1g soaked gelatin
  • Instructions
    1. For the beer jelly, soak gelatin mixture in ice water.
    2. Boil together 25 ml of beer and gelatin.
    3. Once the gelatin dissolves, pour the rest of the beer.
    4. Add into a pan and refrigerate.
    5. For the chocolate and beer ice cream, heat milk until it reaches 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
    6. Mix in other ingredients except chocolate while continuously stirring.
    7. Continue stirring until the mixture reaches 185 degrees Fahrenheit.
    8. Add in chocolate chips.
    9. Take pan off of the heat and allow to rest for 30 seconds.
    10. Blend the mixture for another 30 seconds until smooth.
    11. Leave to harden for 8 hours in the refrigerator.
    12. Add the mixture into the ice cream maker and allow to freeze.


Short & Stout Cupcakes

Short & Stout Cupcakes

   Beer-infused cupcakes are little bites of deliciousness rolled into one. Play around with fillings and frostings infused with different kinds of quality liquor for a more interesting experience.


Chocolate Beer Cupcake with Irish Cream Frosting

  • Ingredients
    • 1 cup beer
    • 1 cup butter
    • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 cups white sugar
    • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
    • ¾ teaspoon salt
    • 2 large eggs
    • ⅔ cup sour cream
    • ½ cup butter, softened
    • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
    • 3 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur
  • Instructions
    1. For cupcakes, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
    3. Combine beer and 1 cup butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
    4. Once boiled, set aside until butter completely melts, stirring every now and then. Mix in cocoa powder until smooth.
    5. In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
    6. In a larger bowl, beat together eggs and sour cream with an electric mixer on low.
    7. Slowly add in the beer mixture into the egg mix. Then, slowly add in the dry ingredients. Beat until the batter is smooth.
    8. Separate mix into the paper liners.
    9. Bake for 17 minutes. Check if completely finished with a toothpick.
    10. For the frosting, whip together ½ cup butter on high with an electric mixer until fluffy.
    11. Set mixer to low and beat in confectioners’ sugar 1 cup at a time.
    12. Once smooth, add in Irish cream.
    13. Spread frosting on top of cupcakes.


Hoppy Cookies

Hoppy Cookies

   Adding beer into your cookie batter can greatly affect its consistency. If you’re going for a cookie on the chewier side, the beer can help increase its elasticity. If you’re going for a crunchier kind of cookie, ales can help give it more of a bite.


Bar Snacks Cookies

  • Ingredients
    • 12 oz. beer
    • ¾ cup butter, cubed
    • ⅔ cup brown sugar
    • ½ cup white sugar
    • 1 egg plus 1 yolk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • ¾ cup bread flour
    • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
    • ½ teaspoon baking soda
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
    • ⅔ cup mini pretzel twists
    • ¼ cup honey roasted peanuts
  • Instructions
    1. Mix beer in a pot over high heat, stirring occasionally until it is reduced.
    2. In a bowl, mix together butter and sugars with an electric mixer until smooth.
    3. Add in the egg and yolk, beating until combined.
    4. Add 1 tablespoon each of the beer extract and vanilla extract.
    5. In a separate bowl, add in flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
    6. Mix wet and dry ingredients together at medium speed until almost, but not quite, combined.
    7. Add in chocolate chips, broken pretzel pieces, and peanuts.
    8. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and add scoops of the dough in rows.
    9. Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours.
    10. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    11. Bake for 18-22 minutes until light brown.


Key Takeaway

  Make these hoppy desserts with the help of your local alcohol distributor. Feel free to experiment with different kinds of beer to achieve the ultimate dessert for you and your friends. Kick back, relax, and enjoy your sweet and boozy treat!

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