I grew up drinking Milo, Nestle’s malted chocolate milk drink. Well, to be exact, I grew up eating Milo – scooping up the powder with a tablespoon and scoffing the lot with impunity.
As I grew older, though, Milo became a running gag in my life on account of the infamous Milo biscuit episode of my years in college. Fortunately, that incident has mellowed into a funny memory and I have moved on to using Milo for better desserts that are a lot gentler on teeth.
Case in point, this nifty malted chocolate ice cream.
This no-churn wonder is flavored with Milo for a gloriously dreamy cream ice that is richly chocolaty despite its rather pale beige appearance. I threw in another childhood treat – Kit Kats – to make it even more decadent.
I like to think of this recipe as all your guilty childhood pleasures all grown up and skirting just the very edge of divine decadence.
Mind you: this is going to be a lot richer than your usual ice cream, so keep servings modest.
Malted Chocolate Ice Cream
- 2 cups heavy or all-purpose cream
- 1 cup condensed milk
- 1/2 cup Milo
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 four-finger Kit Kat bars, diced
Whisk together the cream, condensed milk, vanilla, and Milo. Pour into a covered container and freeze for 1 – 2 hours.
Remove the semi-frozen mixture from its container and place in a large mixing bowl. Using a hand-mixer, whisk at highest speed until at least double in volume or until soft peaks form. Fold in the diced Kit Kats and scrape into a covered container. Freeze at least six hours or overnight.