Malted milk ice cream is not like the regular ice cream. Malted milk tastes much different and it is a acquired taste. However, those who like the taste of malt will love this ice cream. It has a creamy sweet taste and is very easy to make. Many must have had malt mixtures along with their milk during childhood. Flavored malt would simply taste yum but when an ice cream is made of it, it would taste even better. You can make malt from malt powder and add any flavor you want to the ice cream. Mostly chocolate would taste very good. However, this recipe is a basic one with vanilla extract. All you need is a good tasting malt powder to churn out a delicious ice cream. This ice cream recipe is originally from the book ‘The Perfect Scoop’ written by David Lebowitz.
Complexity level: Easy
Time taken: 30 minutes
- 1 cup of half and half (one part milk mixed with one part cream)
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 cups of full cream
- 3/4 cup of malt powder
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or essence
- 6 egg yolks
- 2 large bowls
1. Place the saucepan on the heat and pour the half and half and the sugar in it. Half and half is a mixture of one portion of cream and one portion of milk. This mixture can be bought ready made from any super market. Stir the sugar well to blend it with the half and half. Keep the flame low to prevent burning and caramelizing the sugar.
2. Take a large bowl and mix the full cream, malt powder, vanilla extract and whisk this mixture well so that it blends with each other. Keep this aside.
3. Take another bowl and beat the egg yolks together to make a fine blend. Then the half and half and sugar mixture should be poured over the egg yolks and mixed well.
4. Pour this egg yolk mixture back into the saucepan. Heat it on a low flame, stirring continuously. Use a wooden or heat resistant plastic spatula for stirring. Stirring continuously will ensure that the mixture does not stick to the base of the saucepan. Stir until the mixture turns thick and coats the spatula.
5. Now pour the full cream, vanilla mixture through a sieve into the malted milk, heated mixture. The sieve will prevent any cream lumps from entering the final mixture. Remove from flame and keep over a ice bath and stir the whole mixture well. Make fold like movements and fold until all the ingredients mix well.
6. Store this cooled malt in the refrigerator. Once cool, pour it in a ice cream tray or molds and freeze it until it sets like ice cream. Serve chilled.
- Stir the mixture continuously when on heat or else it will burn at the base and spoil the whole ice cream mix.
- Add nuts or chocolate chips to the ice cream mix before freezing it. Roasted almonds, pistachios and small chocolate chips taste very good with this ice cream.