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Dark Chocolate Malt

    A delicious twist on the ice cream classic, this thick and creamy Dark Chocolate Malt is scented with cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne.

    Dark Chocolate Malt

    June has finally arrived which means summer vacation is just around the corner! In my neighborhood, that also means the beginning of ice cream truck season which is always a welcome sight for my little guys.

    Visit to Swiss Lane Farms

    Of course, June also happens to be National Dairy Month which I’ve been celebrating here on The Lemon Bowl for years. In fact, you may recall my visit to a local dairy farm last year with my 4-year old’s preschool class.

    Mexican Dark Chocolate Malt an easy ice cream dessert recipe

    This year, I decided to celebrate with one of my all-time favorite summertime desserts: chocolate malts. In typical Liz fashion, I gave it a Mexican twist by adding cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne. The warm spices pair perfectly with the creamy vanilla ice cream, whole milk and dark cocoa powder.

    Mexican Dark Chocolate Malt Ice Cream Dessert Recipe

    Admittedly, chocolate malts are a bit on the indulgent side which is why I always prefer to make them at home as much as possible. Whenever you cook at home, you can control the quality of ingredients like choosing fresh, wholesome and natural dairy foods like full fat ice cream and whole milk.

    As an added bonus, each serving has 17 grams of protein per serving plus a range of vitamins and nutrients.

    Of course, the real treat is the moment of undeniable joy that occurs when I share this decadent chocolate malt with the family. A win win for this #MomOfBoys.

    Dark Chocolate Malt with Cinnamon an ice cream dessert recipe

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    Dark Chocolate Malt with Cinnamon - an ice cream dessert recipe

    Dark Chocolate Malt

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    A delicious twist on the ice cream classic, this thick and creamy Dark Chocolate Malt is scented with cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne. 
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
    Servings: 2


    • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
    • 1 cup whole milk
    • cup malted milk powder
    • ¼ cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
    • ¼ teaspoon cayenne (optional)
    • whipped cream, chocolate shavings, extra cinnamon (optional garnishes)


    • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth and creamy. Garnish to serve with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and cinnamon if you wish. 


    Serving: 2cupsCalories: 581kcalCarbohydrates: 68.8gProtein: 17gFat: 28.5gSaturated Fat: 16.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 12.2gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 236mgFiber: 5.8gSugar: 56.8g

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


    1. That’s what weekly and activity smart points are for, Liz!!LOL!! By the way, have you ever made avocado dark chocolate cookies? So yummy!! You don’t want to eat those too close to bed time–could keep you awake!!????????????????????

      1. I emailed the recipe to you, Liz! Let me know if it came through OK! I have a couple of recipes for Avocado chocolate pudding too–I can send you those too if you’d like them!????

    2. And my doctor just told me to stay away from chocolate. Boo, hiss!! This sounds wonderful, and I’m glad it contains as much protein as it does, because for me it would be a meal. If I’m going to splurge and throw caution to the wind, this would be the thing to do it with.

        1. Yes. Chocolate has a lot of caffeine, and caffeine contributes significantly to anxiety levels. I don’t handle caffeine well as far as sleep goes. I’ve been feeling very much better since getting off chocolate. When I’ve had time to really get used to being off chocolate, I might have it for breakfast occasionally. The one thing I won’t give up is my mole salad dressing, which uses Mexican chocolate.

    3. Well…….this could be doable if I have a 1/2cup of this, Liz!!! That would be 6.75 WW smart points!!! But it looks so good!! I.need. to. try it!!????????????. ????????

        1. I’ll have to get some malted milk powder first, Liz! Do you think our 56 th wedding anniversary on June 16 would be considered a good dessert after a special meal????❤️????❤️

            1. Corry Oosterhouse

              Liz, I finally had a chance to try it–all I can say is YUM!!!! My husband even liked it and he isn’t fond of dark chocolate!! I had some left and froze it! So good!! Glad I pinned it, even though it’s a bit high in WW smart pointsLOL!!! Keep those yummy recipes coming, OK?????????????

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