Malted Milk Ice Cream

An Ice Cream Social! A great time to pull out all things ice cream and see what can happen!

To start one must have an ice cream maker! Every summer I tell myself I am going to get a new ice cream maker. My old one has been around for about 32 years. I got it at Akron for $19.99! Such a deal! There have been so many improvements since that machine was made. It served me well but it was definitely time to buy a more efficient machine!

While I researched ice cream makers, I just happened to visit Amazon and purchased two cookbooks, The Perfect Scoop by the King of Ice Cream, David Lebovitz and, who can resist?, Ben and Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book, by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield.

William Sonoma had the Cuisinart 2 Qt. Ice Cream Maker on sale a few weeks ago and I just happened to have a gift certificate, so for a little bit of tax, I got an ice cream maker!

In May I found La Rochere Ice Cream Dishes on and I could not resist. An ice cream social is a great time to try them out!

The last item needed for the social would be antique ice cream spoons! About ten years ago I started to collect antique ice cream spoons. My sister-in-law suggested that it would be a fun item to collect and I believed her! So, on our travels the Kitchen Gnome and I always find our way to an antique store searching for those few special items and ice cream spoons! Last night I found the spoons and the silver polish and lovingly prepared my eclectic collection for today.

The ice cream recipe is credited to David Lebovitz. I am a fan of chocolate malts. I prefer a malt to any other milkshake. When I saw the recipe for Malted Milk Ice Cream, I knew I had to make it.

Malted Milk Ice Cream

Makes about 1 1/2 quart (1 1/2 liters)

1 cup (250 ml) half and half
3/4 cup (150 g) sugar
Pinch of salt
2 cups (500 ml) heavy cream
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup (90 g) malt powder
6 large egg yolks
2 cups (350 g) malted milk balls, coarsely chopped

Warm the half and half, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan. In a large bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, vanilla, and malt powder and set a mesh strainer on top.

In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks. Slowly pour the warm mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly, then scrape the warmed egg yolks back into the saucepan.

Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a heatproof spatula scraping the bottom as you stir, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula. Pour the custard through the strainer and whisk it into the malted milk mixture. Stir until cool over an ice bath.

Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. As you remove the ice cream from the machine, fold in the chopped malted milk balls.


This was delicious!

It melted quickly...I was anxious and we ate it immediately instead of letting it firm up in the freezer. I like soft serve!

After bragging to my daughter about the ice cream and how great it was, she calmly pointed out to me that the second post on this blog was hers and that she had already shared about the Malted Milk Ice Cream! Since she's out of state and I didn't get to taste it, it is okay for me to make this wonderful ice cream for Suzy's Ice Cream Social!

Be sure to stop by and visit Suzy at Kitchen Bouquet and while you are there check out all of the great Ice Cream Social posts!


  1. My husband is a big fan of malt. Will have to try this out for him. I think he will love it!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  2. Gosh, that does look delicious and refreshing, and I love, love, LOVE your antique ice cream spoons. GORGEOUS! So glad I came by for a bite of ice cream...


    Sheila :-)

  3. What an awesome post You have some great ice cream gear. I love the ice cream spoons you collect! I need to pick something small like that and start collecting. Isn't it neat how many different utensils they used to have for ever little thing under the sun? Salt spoons, pickle forks, ice cream spoons!

    I know I would love this ice cream and will give it a try soon. I love malt flavor too. What kind of malt powder did you use? I went back to your daughters malt post and I think it was just a teaser for this post since she just hinted at it. Now you've given us the real thing and it looks great in those pretty little bowls. Thanks so much for joining me for the ice cream social. It's going to be a blast seeing what everyone else will bring to the party!

  4. I love malt balls, so this sounds wonderful to me. I use an electric regular ice cream maker. All of you talking about the newer ones has me intrigued. I considered buying one a few years ago, but didn't like the idea of having to put it in the freezer and wait. But now...


    I will be back later this evening or tomorrow morning with my photos and I will be joining another ice cream social on Monday with a different ice cream social post.

  5. Looking at this early in the morning is not a good thing!! I love malted anthing and your ice cream in the soft serve would definitely be a favorite. Love all the dishes..has to make it taste even better!!

  6. OH sister would go crazy for your Malted Milk Ice Cream! She's been addicted to Malted Milk Balls forever!

    Nice blog!

  7. When I am in Vermont, I have to get a chocolate malted milkshake, and they put chocolate shavings on top. This recipe will give me the fix I need in between visits! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Horlick Malted Milk tablets were made in my home town of Racine, Wisconsin so I grew up loving malted milk! This recipe sounds wonderful. I love your dishes too.

  9. Check out the Donvier ice cream maker. It's non electric and makes ice cream in 20 minutes. (After a 24 hour freeze.)

  10. How good does this sound :-). How good does this look :-). PDG if you ask me. This was a great post. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.

  11. How fun to meet you at the social! I enjoyed your post and all of your beautiful ice cream things. Whoppers are a favorite and I bet this ice cream is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Don't you just love this book. You'll have to check out my post to see some others of his. I haven't tried this one, but I will definitely be doing so soon. Beginning August 5, I willbe hosting Crock Pot Wednesdays at I hope you will join us in the fun.

  13. I've tried chocomalted balls at this ice cream store at the mall and they tasted heavenly. I bet your tastes better because they are homemade..

  14. Antique ice cream spoons — what a fun item to collect!

    I love Whoppers and I also prefer malteds over milkshakes, used to get them at Bob's Big Boy when I was a kid.

    I used to have the Ben and Jerry's book, but gave it to my daughter a number of years ago. After visiting the postings today, I'm going to call her today and tell her to get to mixing and freezing!

  15. That looks delicious! I broke down last summer and got the last Cuisinart at Costco for 50 bucks last summer, the 2 qt model. Hope I use it enough!
    Love your dishes and spoons..
    Fun post!

  16. I love this recipe - you can't beat whoppers. My kids will love this ice cream.

  17. The Ice Cream Social was fun! I had fun visiting all of your sites to see what "goodies" you were sharing.

    I picked up so many great ideas and recipes, thank you one and all.

    Also, thank you so much for visiting me!

  18. I love the Cuisinart machine, and love Dave Leibowitz' book too!! Glad this recipe worked out well for you- it looks delicious!! Other favorites of mine in the book so far are his Philadelphia-style vanilla and the blueberry frozen yogurt.

  19. I bought this book, recently. I thought about making this flavor, and now you've confirmed how good it is. Thanks!


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