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Malted Milkshake

A rich, thick, and creamy Malted Milkshake makes for the most delicious dessert and it couldn't be much easier to make! Toss a few ingredients into a blender, let it whirl, and enjoy a malt good enough to rival even the best old-fashioned diner!
This recipe scales up or down easily! -- Note 1
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Malted Milkshake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 malts
Calories 992kcal
Author Chelsea Lords
Cost $7.12


  • 6 tablespoons whole milk
  • 3/4 cup malted milk powder (Note 2)
  • Tiny pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • 5 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 container (1.5 quart) good-quality vanilla ice cream (Note 3)
  • Optional: whipped cream


  • PREP: Chill glasses (See Note 4).
  • BLEND: In a high-powered blender, combine the milk, malted milk powder, salt, vanilla, and chocolate syrup. Blend until smooth. Next, add in the ice cream and blend until just incorporated. Don't over blend, as that will thin out the malt.
  • SERVE: Pour the malt into a cold glass and if desired, top with whipped cream and any other toppings of your choice.



Note 1: Quantity: As written, this recipe makes 4 good-sized malts. If you'd like to scale down, divide the recipe in half or thirds. To make 1 malt, here are the quantities: 2 tablespoons milk, 1/4 cup milk powder, tiniest pinch of salt, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, 1-1/2 tablespoons chocolate syrup, and 1/2 quart (1/2L) (2 packed cups) ice cream. 
Note 2: Malted milk powder: For a chocolate malted milkshake, use chocolate milk powder. For vanilla or different flavor malt, use vanilla/original milk powder. Leave out the chocolate sauce or replace it with caramel sauce for a vanilla malted milkshake.
Note 3: Ice cream: The ice cream forms the base of this malt, so it's important to get good-quality ice cream. Our favorite to use is Tillamook's Vanilla Bean. And yes, we use the entire container of ice cream! 
Note 4: Cold glasses: Before starting the Malted Milkshake, put the malt glass(es) in the freezer to get them cold.
Nutrition information will vary, depending on the brand of ice cream you use.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 992kcal | Carbohydrates: 129g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 487mg | Potassium: 1115mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 107g | Vitamin A: 1629IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 614mg | Iron: 1mg