|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 21g||27%|
|Saturated Fat 13g||63%|
|Total Carbohydrate 117g||42%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||18%|
|Total Sugars 97g|
|Vitamin C 2mg||10%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
For some, the toasted, nutty flavor of a malted milkshake will bring back memories of hanging out at the soda fountain. But sadly, most of the true old-fashioned soda fountains are gone. So for the younger generations who don't know what a true malted milkshake tastes like, we bring a classic vanilla malted milkshake—and for the older folks we bring back a piece of their childhood. Creamy and thick, a milkshake made with malted milk powder is a true American treat. Ready in under 5 minutes, this is a perfect and decadent dessert or a fun treat for a hot summer afternoon.
Some diners or cafes where they maintain the old crafts might still serve a malted milkshake, and even some trendier spots that want to hearken back to that artisanal era might offer it. But there's no need to search for it, as with very few ingredients you can have this blast from the past at home. Our recipe uses reduced-fat ice cream and low-fat milk. It maintains the same rich flavor and indulgence, though it isn't as straw-defyingly thick as the full-fat counterparts. If you want the more rich version, simply use full-fat milk and ice cream.
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"This vanilla malted milkshake was super easy, tasty, and not overly sweet. You could swap out some of the milk for more ice cream if you like a thicker shake. If you can't find malted milk powder locally, it's easy to find online. I made it with vanilla bean ice cream, and it was delicious." —Diana Rattray
Gather the ingredients.
Combine ingredients in a blender, or place in a tall and wide glass to mix with an immersion blender beaker.
Blend until creamy, 10 to 20 seconds.
Transfer to a tall glass.
Decorate with your favorite toppings, insert a straw, and enjoy.
What is Malted Powder?
Malt is a term that describes a grain that has been sprouted and then quickly dried. Barley is the most common grain used to make malt. The powder has a natural sweetness and nutty flavor. It was originally used as a supplement for infants and those with health conditions for whom better nutrition and a robust 1caloric intake were necessary. Malted milk powder offers a good source of carbs and moderate amounts of copper and vitamins A, C, E, and B6.
Malted milk powder is made with malt powder, wheat powder, and powdered milk. Often sugar and additives such as salt and food coloring are included, as well as flavoring like chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry. Nowadays it's commonly used in baking, as the enzymes from the sprouting process release sugars that help yeasted doughs grow better.
Ovaltine and Carnation are the most common brands in the United States. Easily found in most major grocery stores, it's often displayed in the baking aisle and near the powdered milk.
Add Your Favorite Toppings
Our simple recipe is a great base to personalize the milkshake to your taste. Here are some ideas:
- Add malted balls, peanut butter cups, or chocolate chips for decoration and crunch.
- Use chocolate or caramel syrup to coat the glass before adding the milkshake.
- Add your favorite berries on top for decoration, or blend a handful of your favorite to give the milkshake a pretty hue of pink.
- Make a chocolate malted milkshake by adding 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup to the mixture before blending. Decorate with chocolate shaving or chocolate chips.
Malt Powder, Classic. FoodData Central, United Stated Department of Agriculture.