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Chocolate malt ice cream

March 26, 2010

Chocolate Malt Ice Cream

I had some malted milk powder leftover from making the malted milk bars, so I went in search of something else to do with it.  I found this ice cream recipe and it’s so different than any other ice cream I’ve made.  First of all, it’s made with unsweetened cocoa powder.  Then there’s the boiling water.  Like I said, it was very different, so I wanted to try it out.  I think it tastes very similar to a fudgsicle, but with a lot more calories.  I did notice that it was hard to scoop this ice cream into actual “scoop” shapes.  It just kind of wanted to get shoveled out without looking too fancy, but no one seemed to mind.

My kitchen was kind of a comedy of errors during the making of this though.  I slopped and spilled the mixture two different times, but I still had enough to fill my ice cream machine twice.  I only have a 1-quart ice cream maker, so if yours is bigger you won’t have to do it in two batches.  In fact, for me to make ice cream in two batches, that also means it takes me two days since I have to refreeze my container.  I just kept the mixture in the fridge while I waited and it was just fine.

Here’s the final verdict from my 5-year-old chocolate expert.  “Delicious, I say.  Delicious.”  That’s good enough for me.

Recipe:  Chocolate Malt Ice Cream

(slightly adapted from

1 1/3 c. granulated sugar

1 c. unsweetened cocoa powder

1 c. boiling water

1 c. malted milk powder   (The original recipe called for “malt powder,” so I may have made a huge error using malted milk powder, but it tasted good and disappeared quickly, so it sure didn’t hurt anything.)

6 c. whole milk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add malted milk powder, stirring until dissolved. Stir in milk and vanilla. Cover and chill. Pour mixture into the freezer can of an ice-cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2010 4:26 am

    I really think you just gave me the recipe that will make me a ROCKSTAR with my boyfriend. He loves anything with malt. In fact, he just went to GFS and bought a restaurant size container of malt the other day.. (The thing’s seriously like 5lbs worth) I may have to sneak some of it to make him some of this ice cream!

  2. March 26, 2010 6:21 am

    LOL, Claudia’s too funny. “Delicious, I say!”?!” Yeah, funny!

    Happy Friday!

  3. March 26, 2010 6:39 am

    Woah. When I saw the first photo, I stopped in my tracks. This ice cream looks absolutely FAB-U-LOUS! I want some. I’m so glad I have malt powder at home from another recipe I did a while ago. I could make this!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. March 26, 2010 8:32 am

    well, if the expert says delicious, who am i to argue? looks great! :)

  5. March 26, 2010 9:59 am

    Hey there… You and I have our recipes together over on the Tasty Kitchen blog, under the strawberry collage. How cool is that? :)

  6. March 26, 2010 9:54 pm

    Looks amazing. I say “Delicious!” too!

  7. oneordinaryday permalink
    March 27, 2010 12:35 am

    Farmer Gal – I noticed that too, then a while later I saw that PW put the collages on her site too. : )
    ~ Michelle

  8. oneordinaryday permalink
    March 27, 2010 12:37 am

    Danae – Oh, that’s a lot of pressure!! ; ) I hope he likes the ice cream. What does he usually do with 5 lbs. of malt powder??
    ~ Michelle

  9. oneordinaryday permalink
    March 27, 2010 12:39 am

    Ingrid – I know it’s chocolate…. haha

    Memoria – That’s what happened to me too… malt powder leftover and not knowing what to do with it. Let me know if you try it!

    Grace & Hungry Dog – Thanks!


  10. March 27, 2010 1:45 am

    oh yum. i’ve always wanted to make something with malt.

  11. March 27, 2010 8:57 am

    This looks SO good – I wish I had an icecream maker, this looks good enough that I would almost make it the long and tedious way.

  12. March 28, 2010 5:25 am

    My family would love this, as they are in love with malted everything!

  13. March 29, 2010 2:51 am

    Ayy çok sevdim ben bunu yaa!

  14. March 29, 2010 6:56 am

    Very cool. I think you did a great picture for an ice cream with any cream or eggs!

  15. April 2, 2010 8:52 am

    You had me at chocolate, but chocolate malt is even more dreamy!! This looks so yummy.

  16. April 2, 2010 7:08 pm

    In my experience, kids are very honest and often perhaps too much so, so if your 5 year-old says it’s delicious, it must be amazing indeed. I wish I had an ice cream maker though.

  17. April 9, 2010 6:14 pm

    oh, this looks divine!


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