Vanilla “malted”

Fact: I love all things malted. I attribute this to the many “chocolate malteds” that my grandparents treated me to as a child. Malts are way better than shakes in my humble opinion.

I decided to make vanilla ice cream with a little malted powder thrown in for good measure. This is me opening a vanilla bean. Look at that manicure! Yeah, that didn’t last very long… Did some dishes later that day and there it went. Ah well.

I love the way the vanilla bean flecks dot the custard. Beautiful.

This ice cream was the perfect compliment to the strawberry pie that I made the other day but of course it is quite good all by itself too…

Malted Vanilla Ice Cream (adapted from a recipe from

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup malted milk powder

In a medium saucepan, whisk together milk, sugar, egg yolks, and salt. Drop in split vanilla bean. Place pan over medium-high heat and whisk until mixture reaches a simmer. Lower heat to medium and whisk for 5 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Strain mixture into large bowl, then whisk in half-and-half, cream, vanilla, and malted milk powder. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.

Pour mixture into ice-cream maker; process according to manufacturer instructions.

2 thoughts on “Vanilla “malted”

  1. How did we never share recipes before? I’m with you, I love malts and anything related. If I can find all the ingredients, I’m all over this.

  2. I am thinkin that Pa is smiling down at you right now and saying, “I’ll take an extra large!!” Oh, what memories, vanilla malt was my favorite.

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