Chocolate Malt Ice Cream

August/September 2006

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Malted-milk powder and powdered nonfat dry milk add most of the body to this unbelievably creamy but low-fat ice cream. Stir in 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or crushed chocolate wafer cookies for a chocolate-lover's delight.

"Great flavor from the malt powder, but couldn't get the chocolate to melt completely, which gave the final product an unpleasant grainy texture. Will try again and melt the chocolate on it's own before adding to hot milk. "
Chocolate Malt Ice Cream

Makes: 16 servings, 1/4 cup each (1 quart)

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  • 2 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 1/2 cup malted-milk powder
  • 3 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup pasteurized liquid egg whites, (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

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  1. Blend milk, sugar, dry milk, malted-milk powder and chocolate in a blender until fairly smooth. Pour into a large saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking almost constantly. Remove from the heat.
  2. Pour egg whites into a large bowl and whisk in the milk mixture in a slow, steady stream until smooth. Whisk in vanilla and salt. Refrigerate until cool, at least 3 hours or overnight.
  3. Freeze the ice cream mixture in an ice cream maker, according to the manufacturer's directions. If using the ice cream for sandwiches, freeze until it's firm enough to hold a scoop shape.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Freeze in a sealable plastic container for up to 1 month.
  • Note: Pasteurized liquid "egg products" are used in recipes calling for eggs that are uncooked. Pasteurization kills any harmful bacteria that may exist in uncooked eggs. Look for them in the dairy case, near the eggs or in the freezer.


Per serving: 134 calories; 4 g fat (3 g sat, 1 g mono); 4 mg cholesterol; 21 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 1 g fiber; 122 mg sodium; 240 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 fat-free milk, 1 other carbohydrate

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