Malted Mocha Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Ever since I found out that Costco carries a big ol’ carton of heavy cream, I have been making ice cream like crazy over here. I’ve made this Nutter Butter Fudge Swirl Ice Cream and this Nutella Chocolate Chip Ice Cream that I shared over on Oh, Sweet Basil and now I’m making this Malted Mocha Chocolate Chip Ice Cream pretty much on a weekly basis.

Did you know that I just started drinking coffee?

No like really, this summer.

I have lived in Seattle for almost 10 years now and the Pacific Northwest for most of my life but coffee has never been something that I have been too fond of. That is until recently. For some reason, now, I love it. It could be the fact that I realize that the lack of sleep I’m getting because my little guy is getting not one, not two, but FOUR teeth right now is really helped by a cup of coffee. Or it could be perhaps that cold brew is really, really good. Have you tried it? If not you NEED to.

Now, not only do I want a cup in the morning and a cup in the afternoon, I’ve got to have coffee in my ice cream too.

Well I don’t HAVE to, but it certainly made a delicious addition to this Malted Mocha Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.

I was originally just going to make a Malted Chocolate Chip Ice Cream but when I was digging around my pantry looking for the malted milk powder, I stumbled onto some Espresso powder I had from when I made Kellan’s birthday cake last year. Remembering how good that chocolate cake was with the hint of espresso and how much I really wanted an iced mocha at the time, I decided to sprinkle some into the ice cream.

Swoon.

All of the flavors work so well. You get a little bit of malt. A  bit of coffee and a whole lotta chocolate.

I’ve made this Malted Mocha Chocolate Chip Ice Cream two times in as many weeks and provided I have enough malted milk powder left, I’ll be making it again in a couple of days. I’m kind of obsessed.  One bite and I’m pretty sure you will be too.

Malted Mocha Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe

Makes 1 1/2 quarts Prep Time:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup malted milk powder
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon instant espresso
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

1

Whisk together all ingredients except chocolate chips. Continue whisking until mixed well and there are no clumps of malted milk or cocoa powder.

2

Freeze according to your ice cream maker manufacturer's instructions. During the last five minutes of churning add in the chocolate chips. Transfer to a freezer safe container and place in the freezer until frozen, about 4 hours. Serve.

Notes

Enjoy!

  • Sarah Rose

    Good ol’ Costco – they have e v e r y t h i n g ! Welcome to team coffee – it’s a good place to be, my friend! If this ice cream was in front of me right now there would be no way I could resist it!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    I would LOVE a giant scoop!

  • Rebecca P.

    That’s the ice cream of dreams!

  • This ice cream looks so good!

  • Dear Des, I love making my own ice cream…I cannot wait to give this a try. Chocolate and espresso- I don’t think it gets any more perfect than that! xo, Catherine

  • Homemade ice cream is so much easier than people think – great job!

  • dinnerthendessert

    I love making homemade ice cream, especially chocolate but never thought about a malted ice cream! This looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe :)

  • So glad you came over to the coffee side of life – because coffee and chocolate is a match made in heaven!

  • Malt flavors are always my favorite, but I never knew how to make them at home. Looking forward to whipping this up :D

  • Heather

    Oh!!! Well, hello beautiful. I have a friend who loves malt recipes and I’ll have to share this with her.

  • Melissa Falk

    That takes my breath away :)

  • Susan S. Bradley

    Wow, this looks soooo good. Can’t wait to make it.