Jamaican Guinness Punch is a delicious creamy and smooth Caribbean cocktail or as they say on the island; strong back drink! It’s made with Guinness beer and vanilla Nutrament, sweetened with condensed milk, served on ice with a dash of nutmeg! It’s the perfect grown folks cold blended beverage and ready in under 10 minutes for any occasion.
Interested in more Jamaican cocktails? Try this Jamaican Carrot Juice with Stout (Boiling Method) or this Tropical Rum Punch (+ Non-Alcoholic Punch Recipe). Oh, and you’ll definitely want to check out this Mango Scotch Bonnet Daiquiri!
Jamaican Guinness Punch
This drink is very nostalgic for me, and brings back a load of memories with my father. Growing up, I would often hear the high speed blender whirling in the kitchen and knew “dad was making his mix up drink“. In other terms, it simply meant he was making his guinness punch with some sort of add in.
This Jamaican Guinness Punch is a simple creamy and smooth classic cocktail. The ingredients are simple, but the taste and feeling it gives is incomparable. Made with Guinness beer and milk, sweetened with condensed milk and spiced up with nutmeg this drink will surely rock your world!
You’ll Love this Guinness Punch Recipe and Here’s Why:
- Ready in Just 5 Minutes – made by combining all the ingredients in a blender and giving it a whirl, this cocktail is ready in no time.
- Creamy & Smooth – if you love a good creamy cocktail, this one is definitely for you.
- Enjoy the Variations – there are a variety of ways you can make this drink, for example add ice cream, oats, malt and even an egg!
- Perfect for Gatherings – this is a perfect drink to serve after dinner at holidays and family or friend get togethers.
What is Guinness?
Guinness is an Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness in 1759 and made from barley, hops, water, and a specific strain of ale yeast.
Commonly, barley is malted however, Guinness uses barley that has been roasted which gives its deep color and caramelized flavour.
Learn more about Guinness, here.
What is Jamaican Guinness Punch?
Jamaican Guinness Punch is a creamy and smooth Caribbean cocktail made using Guinness beer, vanilla Nutrament, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla, served on ice with a dash of nutmeg.
What is Nutrament?
Nutrament is a smooth and creamy energy nutrition supplement often consumed as a snack, mini meal or post-workout beverage. If you don’t have access to Nutrament, you can use Supligen, whole milk, or oat milk as alternatives – each will slightly vary the taste.
What Does Guinness Punch Taste Like?
Guinness Punch has a slightly bitter taste from the Guinness however it is perfectly balanced by the sweet undertone from the sweetened condensed milk with a thick and creamy consistency.
Ingredients and Ingredient Notes
Guinness Beer – this is a dark Irish Stout that adds bitterness to the punch. Choose between draught, extra stout, smooth, foreign extra stout or special export.
Vanilla Nutrament – use this as your milk base to add flavour and vanilla. Alternatively, you can use vanilla supligen, whole milk or oat milk.
Sweetened Condensed Milk – this is what’s use to sweetened this drink and balance the bitterness of the guinness.
Pure Vanilla Extract – this add some flavour to the drink.
Nutmeg – an essential spice for flavour, you can also use cinnamon which is quite common.
Ice – serve this drink over ice and enjoy.
What Equipment You Need to Make This Drink
High Speed Blender – this is needed to ensure the condensed milk is properly blended into the drink providing the best smooth and creamy texture. Vitamix, Ninja, NutriBullet, Kitchenaid, Cuisinart are all common brands.
Large Pitcher – to serve the punch in.
How to Make Guinness Punch
- Prep – gather all ingredients and set-up blender.
- Blend – Add all ingredients, starting with the Guinness to the blender cup and blend until combined and smooth.
- Pour and Garnish – serve over cracked ice and garnish with a dash of nutmeg.
Step by Step Instructions
- Low-Fat or Skimmed Milk – use this if you want to make a “skinny” version of this drink or cut back on the calories.
- Make it Vegan – for a vegan alternative use vegan milk and vegan condensed milk in this recipe instead.
- Ice Cream – this adds a rich, thick, and creamy feel to the drink similar to a milkshake.
- Oats – adds thickness and substance to the drink as well as a fibre.
- Egg – some add a raw egg, I have absolutely no idea why or how this came about however it is common amongst some.
- Malt Beverage – this drink is also commonly made with a malt beverage such as tiger malt, malta, dragon stout etc.
- Irish Moss – is a specific type of algae or seaweed and is known as a superfood with a long list of advantages, loaded with many vitamins and minerals.
- Cognac or Rum – add an additional alcoholic kick to this drink by using rum or other alcohol i.e. Wray & Nephew Overproof White Rum to the drink.
How to Serve Guinness Punch
Guinness Punch can be served on it’s own, however these are some typical ways in which it is served:
Whipped Cream – garnish this drink with some whipped cream whether store-bought or by making your own using cream, sugar and vanilla and whisking until stiff peaks.
Ice – Guinness punch is best served cold over ice or refrigerate until chilled.
Nutmeg – top this drink off with a dust or nutmeg atop the whipped cream or directly on the punch.
Recipe Notes & Tips
- Blend Well – you may need to scrape down the condensed milk from the sides of the blender to ensure all the ingredients are well blended.
- Sweeten to Your Liking – 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk may be too little or much for some, sweeten according to your preference.
How to Make Ahead of Time?
This creamy punch is best served a a few hours after it is made to allow the flavours in the nutmeg and vanilla to infuse and burst. It also allows the punch to chill which is the best way to enjoy. Refrigerate in an airtight jar or jug until ready to serve.
How to Store Guinness Punch
Guinness Punch is best served a few hours after it is made once it has chilled and spices infused. However, to store; do so in an airtight jar or jug in the refrigerator for up to 2 days for optimum freshness and flavour.
Note: you will need to stir the punch well when ready to serve as the ingredients will settle to the bottom.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
The most popular drink in Jamaica is Rum punch, see my recipe for it here.
It’s a smooth and creamy alcoholic beverage. There are many different variations of Guinness punch however it is commonly made with Guinness beer and vanilla Nutrament or Supligen, sweetened with condensed milk, served on ice with a dash of nutmeg.
Tips for Best Results & Other Notes
- Give time to allow punch to chill and for flavours to infuse.
- Play with the ingredient combinations and adjust taste and flavours to your preference.
- This drink is also known as “strong back” or “stamina” drink (an aphrodisiac), proceed with caution *wink*.
- Adjust bitterness or sweetness to taste by adding more or less Guinness beer or condensed milk.
If You Love This Jamaican Cocktail Recipe, You’ll Want to Check Out These Other Tasty Cocktails Too!
- Tropical Rum Punch (+ Non-Alcoholic Punch Recipe)
- Jamaican Sorrel Cocktail with Sorrel Simple Syrup
- Jamaican Carrot Juice with Stout (Boiling Method)
- Mango Scotch Bonnet Daiquiri
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Jamaican Guinness Punch
- Large Pitcher
- 2 330ml bottles Guinness Beer draught or stout
- 1 335ml can Nutrament supligen or whole milk
- 1/2 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk more or less to taste
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg freshly grated
- Add all ingredients, starting with the Guinness to a high speed blender and blend until combined and smooth.
- Serve over cracked ice and garnish with a dash of nutmeg.
Note, the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary based on products used.