Dark Chocolate Malt

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

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

Your straw is waiting.

Dark Chocolate Malt with Cinnamon - an ice cream dessert recipe

Dark Chocolate Malt

4.80 stars average
A delicious twist on the ice cream classic, this thick and creamy Dark Chocolate Malt is scented with cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne. 
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
Pin
Servings2

Ingredients
 

  • 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)

Instructions
 

  • 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. 

Nutrition

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

Check out my Pinterest board for more of my recipes!

Photo of Liz Della Croce

Hi, I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones. I believe in the power of real, wholesome ingredients that are bursting with flavor and won’t break the bank. Whether it’s a traditional Lebanese recipe from my family or a culinary creation from across the globe, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover that nutritious food can be exciting, affordable, and easy to prepare.

Learn more about me →

Subscribe to my recipes ->


Rate and Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your feedback is important to us. Rate what you thought of this.




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


23 responses to “Dark Chocolate Malt”

  1. Corry Oosterhouse Avatar
    Corry Oosterhouse

    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. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      NO but i want to!! Do you have a recipe?

    2. Corry Oosterhouse Avatar
      Corry Oosterhouse

      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!????

      1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
        Liz DellaCroce

        Thank you so much Corry!!!

  2. Cookin Canuck Avatar
    Cookin Canuck

    I’m picturing myself sitting on my back patio, sipping on one of these beauties. It’s going to happen this summer!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You absolutely must!!

  3. Gina @Running to the Kitchen Avatar
    Gina @Running to the Kitchen

    Omg. I need this in my life!

  4. Susan Avatar
    Susan

    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. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Darnit!! Even if it’s just cocoa powder, unsweetened?

      1. Susan Avatar
        Susan

        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.

        1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
          Liz DellaCroce

          I don’t blame you – mole is incredible!

  5. Megan @ MegUnprocessed Avatar
    Megan @ MegUnprocessed

    You had me at dark chocolate. This looks fantastic! Beautiful photography, as well!

  6. aimee @shugarysweets Avatar
    aimee @shugarysweets

    Oh my gosh, yes please!! LOVE the spice you put in here :)

  7. Alyssa @ Everyday Maven Avatar
    Alyssa @ Everyday Maven

    This looks beautiful! Almost too pretty to drink…Almost!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So so good!

  8. Corry Oosterhouse Avatar
    Corry Oosterhouse

    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. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      This is one to save for a splurge meal! ;) Let me know if you try it!

      1. Corry Oosterhouse Avatar
        Corry Oosterhouse

        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. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
          Liz DellaCroce

          Oh my gosh it sure would!! Happy Anniversary to you!!

          1. Corry Oosterhouse Avatar
            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?????????????

          2. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
            Liz DellaCroce

            Oh my gosh that makes me so happy!!!! I’m so glad to hear you love it!! Sorry for all the points – haha.

  9. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust Avatar
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Malt powder is my favorite thing ever!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Literally mine too!!

Liz Della Croce eating black bean dip

Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.