What could be better than a romantic Valentine’s dinner followed by a delicious Guinness chocolate pudding? This is the perfect quick, simple and luscious dessert.


8 large egg yolks
1-cup sugar
One 14.9-ounce can Guinness Draught
3 cups heavy cream
7 ounces high-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped


In a large mixing bowl whisk together the egg yokes and sugar. Open a can of chilled Guinness from the refrigerator and slowly pour into a 4-cup measuring jug, pouring down the side of the cup to reduce foaming. Pour half of Guinness (about 7/8 cup) into a heavy-bottomed 3-quart saucepan. Add 2 1/4 cups of cream and whisk to combine. Set over medium heat and heat, whisking occasionally, until bubbles just begin to form at the edges. Remove from heat, add the chocolate, and whisk until smooth. Slowly add the heated chocolate to the eggs/sugar mixture, whisking constantly to prevent curdling. Return mixture to the saucepan and set over moderately low heat. Cook, whisking constantly until mixture thickens and coats back of the spoon, about 15 minutes. (The pudding will look separated.) Pour into a blender and blend on high for 1 minute. Divide the pudding among the six old-fashioned glasses, leaving at least 1 inch of space at the top of each. Cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled and set.

Here’s to love!