Malt chocolate ice cream

Malt chocolate ice cream

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus churning and freezing

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Serves 6
All the flavours of a gorgeous mug of malty cocoa, combined into a delicious ice cream

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal571
  • fat50g
  • saturates24g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars28g
  • fibre0g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 284ml pot double cream
  • 300ml full-fat milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 6 egg yolks, beaten
  • 50g Horlicks powder
  • 200g milk chocolate, chopped into small chunks
    Milk chocolate squares

    Milk chocolate

    mill-k chok-lit

    Milk chocolate is classically made from dark chocolate of low cocoa solid content and a higher…

  • 3 tbsp Irish cream liqueur
  • small pack Maltesers, to serve (optional)


  1. Tip the cream and milk into a saucepan, then bring to the boil. Beat the yolks and Horlicks together in a bowl, pour over the hot cream, then continue beating until everything is combined. Tip the mixture back into the pan, then cook on a low heat for 3-4 mins, stirring continuously until the consistency of thin custard. Remove from the heat. Stir in the chocolate until melted, stir in the Irish cream liqueur, then chill.

  2. Once the custard has cooled, churn it in an ice-cream machine until frozen. If you don’t have a machine, place the custard in a bowl in the freezer. Freeze until the sides become icy, then beat with a whisk. Repeat the process 3 more times until you have smooth ice cream. Ice cream can now be frozen for up to 2 weeks. Serve in balls with Maltesers crumbled over, if you like.

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22nd Mar, 2020
My daughter made me this for Mother’s Day . She left out the alcohol but added some crushed Maltesers towards the end of it churning In our machine . It was absolutely delicious especially served with meringues made with the egg whites !! Yum !!
18th Jul, 2012
I used one tbs of whiskey instead of the Irish cream and 3 eggs rather than the suggested six. The texture of the ice cream was superb. However I found the taste/flavour distinctly underwhelming.Unless you have a nostalgic longing to recreate childhood memories of a malt drink in a frozen form I would not bother with this recipe.
11th Jul, 2012
Just recently bought an ice cream maker and having great fun trying different recipes, but, my machine says not to give young children and the elderley, ice cream made with eggs. So many recipes include eggs, your thoughts please !
2nd Jan, 2014
As you have to cook it on the stove after adding the eggs I would think the eggs are " cooked". That's my opinion as I don't like to use raw eggs either. But I'm not an eggspert! ( sorry ! :-) )
26th Mar, 2011
Absolutely gorgeous! This is now my favourite ice cream flavour! If yiou like this taste try making the Malt Chocolate Cheesecake on this site-it's wonderful!
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3rd Nov, 2010
Divine and silky smooth!( used an ice-cream maker). I used 4 egg yolks as it was all I had and it still turned out perfectly. I omitted the Bailey's as it was for kids and I added choc chips. Will be making regularly.
24th Aug, 2009
Loved this recipe, I do have an ice cream maker and it was beautiful. It is really worth buying good quality milk chocolate as this adds to the rich smooth texture.
18th Aug, 2009
FANTASTIC! I was a little generous with the baileys so that dominated the flavour a bit but still goooooorrrrgeous! I made without an ice-cream maker and had no problems, ice-cream had a really luxurious, creamy texture, yum! Will definately make again :)
9th Apr, 2009
Great recipe and a huge request. Easy to make and no problems with making without an ice cream maker. I added the irish cream at the wrong stage so maybe that is why I could not taste it. Making it again this Easter weekend by popular request and may try a bit more irish cream this time! Yum!!
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17th Mar, 2009
i added the irish cream at the same time as the cream and milk


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