I have a fun mini dessert for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, Mini Guinness Chocolate Pudding Shooters!
Guinness enhances the flavor of the chocolate in the same way coffee does, resulting in a rich chocolate pudding. The original recipe made six 8-ounce, servings. After reading the reviews of how rich the pudding was I decided it would be ideal for a smaller portion and make a fun dessert shooter!
I found 4-ounce mason jar shot glasses at Party City for 79 cents (excuse the bad cell phone photo). . . a way fun to mimic a frothy pint and to serve Guinness Chocolate Pudding Shooter for St. Patrick’s Day!
I divided the recipe in half for us, but included the link for the original recipe. It also called for reducing the some of the Guinness to a syrup to add to the whipped cream topping, which I skipped.
Mini Guinness Chocolate Pudding Shooters, recipe adapted from epicurious.com
Makes (5) 4 ounce servings
4 large egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Guinness Stout (or Irish Dry Stout)
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
4 ounces high-quality bittersweet (70 to 72% cacao) chocolate, finely chopped
Whipped Cream Topping Ingredients:
1 cup whipped heavy cream
In large nonreactive mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar.
Pour 1/2 cup Guinness (without foam) into saucepan. Add 1 1/2 cups cream and whisk to combine. Set over medium heat and heat, whisking occasionally, until bubbles just begin to form at edges. Remove from heat, add chocolate, and whisk until smooth.
Slowly pour hot chocolate mixture into eggs, whisking constantly to prevent curdling. Return mixture to saucepan and set over moderately low heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens and coats back of spoon, about 15 minutes. (Pudding will look separated.) Pour into blender and blend on high for 1 minute. Divide pudding among glasses, leaving at least 1 inch of space at top of each. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled and set.
Topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings if desired.
You can find a round-up of St. Patrick’s Day recipes and table inspiration, here.
Everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!