Malted Milk Whopper Ice Cream


I have had two large cartons of Whoppers in my pantry for months after making some cookies with them a while back.  I have a major tendency to overestimate the amount of an ingredient I will need, so this is a common problem.  Since it is my (very noble) goal to try all of the chocolate ice creams in The Perfect Scoop, and I had all the ingredients on hand, I decided to give this a go and as a bonus, use up some of those Whoppers!  It was delicious and tasted exactly like a chocolate malt.  This is another French-style ice cream (i.e. custard-based) so it has a very creamy texture.  This made a TON of ice cream – I think close to 2 quarts!  If you like Whoppers, you will love this.

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Malted Milk Whopper Ice Cream


1 cup half-and-half

¾ cup sugar

pinch of salt

2 cups heavy cream

¼ tsp. vanilla extract

2/3 cup malt powder

6 large egg yolks

2 cups malted milk balls, coarsely chopped



Warm the half-and-half, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan.  In a large howl, whisk together the heavy cream, vanilla and malt powder and set a mesh strainer on top.


In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks.  Slowly pour the warm mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly, then scrape the warmed egg yolks back into the saucepan.


Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a heatproof spatula, scarping the bottom as you stir, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula.  Pour the custard through the strainer and whisk it into the malted milk mixture.  Stir until cool over an ice bath.


Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  As you remove the ice cream from the machine, fold in the chopped malted milk balls.

Source: The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz, 10 Speed Press, 2007.

15 Responses

  1. Oh my, this looks so good! It is definitely not helping my want for chocolate right now. You are definitely the “Queen of Ice-Cream”.

  2. This looks so good! I need to dive in and start making all of the chocolate ice cream too 🙂 I love Whoppers, so I’m sure this tastes fabulous!

  3. my husband loves chocolate malts and his bday is next week, I will have to make this for him!

  4. Back when I was a kid, I’d instantly dive for the chocolate ice cream in those Neapolitan (Staw/Van/Choc) ice cream boxes. This looks quite tasty.

  5. Looks delicious and a great flavor to try! I love how you continue to use your ice cream maker during the winter months… you’re inspiring me to do the same! 🙂

  6. Annie-this looks delicious!! Your photographs are fantastic too…I’m still working on permission to build a light box. 🙂

  7. Oh I just love Whoppers! I need to get my butt in gear and get the KA attachment so I can make this and all the other awesome ice cream recipes you’ve posted!

  8. This sounds delicious! What a great twist on chocolate ice cream! I love the 3 decorative whoppers on top!

  9. I love malted whoppers! Too bad they don’t sell lactose free heavy cream and half and half : ( This looks really good though! : )

  10. Okay, I know this isn’t food related, but I love the background image of the flowers. Oh, and the ice cream looks good, too!

  11. Ice cream is my biggest weakness, even in the winter! This looks and sounds fantastic!

  12. Love your blog! This recipe looks so good. I can’t believe you could have Whoppers sitting in your pantry for months! I would’ve kept snitching them till they were gone. 🙂

  13. Hi Annie, I have a question. For the malt powder, do you use the plain “original” malt flavor or the “chocolate malt” flavor? My super market carries both so I thought I should ask 🙂 Thanks! I absolutely love Whoppers, and this ice cream looks great!!

  14. I made this today, and it is absolutely amazing!!! I used the plain malt powder because that’s what I had, but when I put the ice cream into the containers I layered it with the Fudge Ripple sauce from David’s book, since I had some leftover from that last ice cream I made. The malt flavor is amazing, this recipe is a winner!!

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