Chocolate Malt Ice Cream

The best chocolate malt is so thick and creamy that you can stand up a spoon in the glass. Imagine taking that same milkshake and churning it into the creamiest chocolate malt ice cream, with malted milk balls mixed in for crunch.

Chocolate Malt Ice Cream | Tutti Dolci

Whether you indulge in this ice cream straight from the freezer with only a spoon or serve in chocolate dipped cones (when in doubt, always go for the cone), two scoops are a must!

Chocolate Malt Ice Cream | Tutti Dolci
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Chocolate Malt Ice Cream

  • Author: Laura Kasavan
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
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Rich and creamy chocolate malt ice cream with malted milk balls mixed in for crunch! Serve in chocolate dipped cones for the best treat.


Ice Cream

  • 2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 cups half-and-half, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup malted milk powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp vodka
  • 1 cup malted milk balls, chopped and frozen for 10 minutes

Dipped Cones

  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup malted milk balls, crushed


  1. Whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup half-and-half in a small bowl; set aside. Combine remaining half-and-half, sugar, cocoa, malted milk powder, vanilla, salt, and vodka in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, whisking to dissolve cocoa. Whisk in reserved cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Cook until mixture resembles a thick milk shake and coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and cover with plastic wrap, pressing directly on the surface of the mixture. Cool to room temperature, then chill for 6 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Pour chilled ice cream mixture into frozen cylinder of ice cream maker; freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Add frozen malt balls in the final minute of freezing. Spoon mixture into a freezer-safe container and place in the freezer until firm.
  3. For the dipped cones, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Continue microwaving and stirring in 15 second intervals until melted and smooth. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Dip cones into chocolate and sprinkle with crushed malted milk balls; place on baking sheet and freeze until set.


The vodka prevents the ice cream from freezing too firmly.

Keywords: Chocolate, Malt, Ice Cream

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  1. That’s a perfect summer treat. I’m in love with malt and this sounds delish. Your styling never ceases to amaze me.

  2. Whoa… say the words chocolate and malt and you have me totally taken! Sounds fantastic Laura, you come up with the best combinations!

  3. I’m slowly starting to morph into an ice cream lover, I’ve no idea what took so long. This looks ridiculously delicious! Love the sultry colour, too.

  4. I may just break down and buy some malted milk balls (I have no willpower when they’re in sight!). Between your brownies and ice cream, you’ve worn me down 😉 Love them both!

  5. The perfect summer cool-down treat! I love the malt that’s used in this. Reminds me of a milkshake in ice cream form. Plus, the waffle cones are the best part of ice cream!

  6. This looks amazing!!!! I definitely want a chocolate dipped cone with3 scoops, and make it two! 😀

  7. Oh Laura, thank you, thank you for this delicious recipe. I crave chocolate malts. Seriously, no kidding. I just had one the other day. Anyway, this ice cream is sure to satisfy my malt craving. Can’t wait to try it!

  8. I’m loving the recent malt theme Laura! And you know the cone is just as important as the ice cream to me 🙂

  9. I just recently got into malt and am so in love! Clearly I need to make this ice cream ASAP! Hope you had a great Fathers day weekend, Laura!

  10. What I would GIVE for two scoops of this ice cream right now! It looks so chocolate-y and delicious!

  11. Wow, wow, wow! Love your work, Laura. Incidentally, am travelling for a while, in case I don’t stop by to comment. xx

  12. So pretty! The colour of that ice cream is fabulous! Looks so rich and creamy and love the flavours 🙂

  13. This is my kind of dessert! I like my ice cream in a sweet, crunchy cone. With more chocolate? Yes please!