Malted Milk Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Photograph: Max Falkowitz

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.

Recipe Details

Malted Milk Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Active 30 mins
Total 11 hrs
Serves 8 to 10 servings
Makes 1 quart


  • 6 large egg yolks

  • 1 cup malted milk powder (recommended: Ovaltine)

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 3 cups half-and-half

  • 6 ounces good quality milk chocolate, chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Very small pinch nutmeg

  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 3/4 to 1 cup malted milk balls, roughly chopped, chilled in freezer


  1. In a medium saucepan off the stove, whisk egg yolks, malted milk powder, and sugar into a paste. When thoroughly combined, whisk in half and half, slowly to clear out any lumps. Put to low heat and stir frequently until custard thickens but does not yet simmer. Custard should coat the back of a spoon and a swiped finger should leave a clean line.

  2. Strain custard into a large bowl containing chopped chocolate. Let sit undisturbed for one minute, then stir until chocolate melts completely. Add vanilla, nutmeg, and salt to taste. Transfer to an airtight container and chill overnight.

  3. The next day, churn according to manufacturer's instructions. During last minute of churning, add in frozen malted milk balls. Return to airtight container to freeze for at least two hours before serving.

Special Equipment

Ice cream machine

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
422 Calories
20g Fat
52g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 422
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 265mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 162mg 12%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 436mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)