Catch Up With Chef Stuart O’Keeffe – Chocolate Guinness Milkshake

by Pamela

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A year ago, at this time, I introduced you to Chef Stuart O’Keeffe.  An Irish chef with a passion for all things food and his path to LA.  At the time, he was one of the chef’s from the show Private Chef’s of Beverly Hills.  I thought I’d give you a little update on handsome chef Stuart and see what he’s been up to.  Oh, and try to get another fantastic St. Patrick’s Day chocolate Guinness milkshake recipe out of him too.

The show Private Chef’s is but a memory in television history, but chef Stuart has moved on to lots of other projects since then.  He’s got his own show called Stuart’s Kitchen which is filmed on his home turf of Ireland.  Unfortunately Stuart’s Kitchen isn’t shown here in the US, but you can see it if you’re in Ireland, New Zealand or South Africa.

Stateside, you can find Chef Stuart as one of the experts on Home Made Simple.  The show, which airs on OWN at 9 a.m. Saturdays, addresses real people’s decorating, organizing or cooking challenges.  Stuart is one of the experts that helps people with easy and healthy recipes for entertaining or daily meal planning.

Last year, when I met with Stuart, he bailed me out of my corned beef dilemma with a recipe for Guinness braised short ribs.  This year, I was able to secure some corned beef, so we’ll be having more of the traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner (much to Craig’s happiness).  But since Stuart is Irish, and I can always use a good St. Patrick’s Day recipe, I asked him to share another one of his favorites.  And he did not disappoint.

How about a chocolate Guinness milkshake?  Yeah, I thought you might like that.

The chocolate Guinness pairing is a pretty common one since Guinness beer has a strong chocolate undertone in its flavor profile.  But this flavor combo is usually seen in baked goods, not in a glass.  I haven’t stopped drooling since he asked me if I was interested in a Guinness milkshake recipe.  Duh!  Yes I want a Guinness milkshake recipe.  The only thing that would have been better, at that moment, is if he had handed me one.

Of course, if you’re a bit of a freeze baby (or maybe a traditionalist) you could always go for the classic cocktail recipe: Irish Coffee.  But I think a little chocolate Guinness combo with some ice cream is a nice change of pace.

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Recipe: Chocolate Guinness Milkshake


  • 1 Cup Guinness Stout
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 6 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream (use a premium ice cream)
  • 2 Scoops Chocolate Ice Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Whole Milk

For The Topping

  • Whipped Cream
  • 1 Square of Dark Chocolate


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender (except for the topping ingredients) and blitz until all ingredients are well combined.
  2. Pour mixture into tall glasses, top with whipped cream and grate some chocolate shavings on top!


You could add a shot of Bailey’s or Irish whiskey to this too.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time:

Diet type: Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 3

Culinary tradition: Irish


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DessertForTwo March 20, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I think I know now what to do with my leftover Guinness!

Also, I thought I was the only one who watched that show!

Pamela March 20, 2012 at 9:11 pm

You are not alone. Besides, Chef Stuart is really cute. LOL

Julia March 16, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I tell people about Guinness floats all the time and they thing I’m outta my mind. There loss…
Why did I never think to blend it, and add chocolate too? Duh. genius!

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