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Malted Milk Chocolate Ice Cream with Mini Cadbury Eggs

The earthy sweetness of malted milk powder combined with milk chocolate ice cream base with chopped mini Cadbury eggs.  

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate ice cream, easter egg candy, malted milk chocolate ice cream, malted milk powder
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
chill time 2 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 210 kcal
Author Janet Barton


Ice Cream Base

  • 6 egg yolks large
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate finely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2/3 cup malted milk powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup Mini Cadbury eggs coarsely chopped


Make the base

  1. In a medium heatproof bowl, whisk the yolks. Put the chopped milk chocolate in another medium heatproof bowl and set both bowls aside.

  2. IN a heavy saucepan, whisk together the cream, milk, malted milk powder, and salt and place the pan over medium heat.  When the mixture is to a low simmer, reduce the heat to low.  

  3. Carefully scoop out about 1/2 cup of the hot cream mixture and add to the egg yolks whisking constantly.  Repeat, adding another 1/2 cup of the hot cream to the bowl of egg yolks.  Repeat until 1/2 of the cream mixture has been added to the egg yolks.  Return the egg yolk mixture back into the pan with the remaining cream mixture stirring with a silicone or wooden spoon constantly until the mixture begins to thicken and coats the back of the spoon.  It should hold a clear path on the back of the spoon when you run your finger across the spoon.  

  4. Pour the hot cream mixture into the bowl of chopped milk chocolate.  Whisk until smooth.

  5. Strain the base through a fine-mesh strainer into a clean container.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate base mixture at least 2 hours.  I like to chill overnight.

Freeze the Ice Cream

  1. Freeze in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's instructions.  While the ice cream is churning, put the container you'll use to store the ice cream into the freezer.  During the last few minutes of churning add the chopped mini Cadbury eggs.  Serve right away or store in the freezer.

Recipe Notes

  • I use Carnation brand Malted Milk Powder.  Any brand will work.
  • Chill chopped mini eggs before adding to ice cream.  Room temperature chocolate may cause the set ice cream to thin a bit.  If the chocolate is cold the ice cream will continue to firm up.
  • While the ice cream is churning put the container you'll be using into the freezer.  This will chill the container so the ice cream doesn't begin to melt when being transferred from ice cream freezer.  
  • If you have an ice cream maker like Cuisinart that requires the bowl to be placed in the freezer, make sure that the bowl is in the freezer for a good 24 hours.  
  • If you are using an ice cream maker that requires the bowl to be placed in the freezer, the bowl only stays frozen for so long.  So if your ice cream isn't as solid as you would like after 20-25 minutes, remove from the bowl anyway and transfer it to a separate container and place in freezer.  After 20-15 minutes the bowl will begin thaw.  If you run it longer than that your ice cream will begin to thaw as well.  I note this because of experience.  After 30 minutes of running time, my ice cream was back to a liquid.  
  • Keep checking eBay for ice cream makers that don't require freeze time.  I found an old Simac Gelato maker called "The ice cream boy".  It has lasted me years and has been worth the $100 I paid for it.  I keep it on my countertop during the summer.  My grandkids will turn it on and pour in lemonade or other juices for a frozen treat.  It is so awesome.  
Nutrition Facts
Malted Milk Chocolate Ice Cream with Mini Cadbury Eggs
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 151mg50%
Sodium 138mg6%
Potassium 196mg6%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.