Ahhh beer... the drink you love so much you wish you could have it with every meal. Even dessert! Well now you can! When chosen correctly, beer and sweets make a perfect food pairing. These beer dessert recipes take that concept one step further and actually incorporate the beer into recipes for the best ale-centric and brew-tastic desserts ever!
With the amount of new microbrew varieties out there, chances are you won't have an issue tracking down the right beer to combine with your fave dessert. Just think of all the beer flavors that already exist: chocolate stout, pumpkin ale, oatmeal stout. Now just imagine those in chocolate cake, pumpkin cupcakes, and vanilla sugar cookies!
A rule of thumb when cooking with beer is that thick, darker beers are good for heavier desserts like pies and cakes or mousse. And lighter beers are great for light desserts like ice cream. But as you'll see from these recipes, there are no real rules! Just let your imagination run wild.So grab your favorite brew and scroll through our list of beer recipes. Vote up the boozy beer dessert you think is the most delicious! Cheers!
Bacon, Beer and Potato Chip Cookie Bars
It's everything good in the world, all in one bite! The sweet and salty fan in your house will flip for this recipe from Life, Love & Sugar that combines bacon, potato chips, and Yuengling with caramel, chocolate, and peanut butter.
Blue Moon Cupcakes
After these cupcakes from The Blonde Can Cook come out of the oven, you brush them with more Blue Moon! It helps make them even more moist and delicious.
Beck’s Beer Ice Cream with Chocolate-Covered Pretzels
This recipe from The Yummy Bits uses Beck's Beer, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salty pretzel pieces. It's like having the whole bar in one delicious dessert.
Samuel Adams Peach Cobbler
Samuel Adams created this recipe for Peach Cobbler that uses Samuel Adams® Pale Ale and Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat along with peaches, plums, or cherries.