Malteser Ice Cream Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 6 - 8 bars
A frozen malted custard coated in sweet milk chocolate with crunchy Malteser pieces. The perfect nostalgic treat and far more delicious than the mass produced Malteser ice creams you can buy in the shops!
  • 35g malted milk powder (I use Horlicks)
  • 350ml whole milk
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 45g soft brown sugar
  • 300ml cream
  • 3 tbsp malt extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 150g milk chocolate, melted and slightly cooled
  • Maltesers, halved or crushed, to decorate
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the malted milk powder and 2 tablespoons of milk. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar.
  2. Add the malt mixture to a medium saucepan along with the remaining milk, cream, malt extract, vanilla extract and salt. Heat gently until the mixture just begins to bubble round the edges then pour over the eggs and sugar, whisking to combine.
  3. Return the whole mixture to your saucepan and cook gently until thickened - the mixture should coat the back of a spatula. Remove from the heat and pass through a fine mesh sieve then leave to cool completely at room temperature, covering with cling film to prevent a skin forming.
  4. Chill overnight then churn according to your ice cream machine manufacturer's instructions. Once churned, divide between silicone ice cream bar moulds, insert a wooden lolly stick into each one and freeze until solid, a minimum of 2 hours.
  5. When ready to finish the bars, line a tray with baking parchment. Remove a bar from its mould, dip in chocolate and decorate with Maltesers. Repeat until all the bars are coated, then freeze until ready to eat.
  6. Will keep in the freezer for up to two weeks.
Adapted from the Malted Milk Chocolate Ice Cream Bars in my cookbook, Homemade Memories.
Recipe by thelittleloaf at