Until I work out buttered popcorn ice cream (just a matter of time, folks), I'm calling this the perfect movie ice cream flavor. Unless you're a malt maniac (hi, Ed!), you probably only eat malted milk balls in movie theaters. But they're candy to love: a rich malty flavor just complicated enough in a supremely chompable shell. I'm pleased to report they make the transition to ice cream exceedingly well, chomps and all.
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Seek out high quality milk chocolate for this recipe; Valrhona and Callebaut have very good versions. Freezing the malted milk balls before adding them to the ice cream will keep the temperature down and prevent melting during the final minute of churning.
Mini malted balls can't inflict that much diet damage, can they? Well, that's what I thought when I reached for a good-sized bag of them at my local grocery store. And what happened next wasn't pretty, my fellow serious eaters. Because who can resist the siren call of mini malted milk balls? Not me, that's for sure.