Malt Shop Chocolate Ice Cream

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Malt Shop Chocolate Ice Cream

A favorite flavor from soda-shop days turned into a low-fat ice cream.

Yield: 8 servings, 1/2 cup each (1 quart)
Active Time: 25
Total Time: 120


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 1/2 cups low-fat milk, divided
  • 1 14-ounce can nonfat sweetened condensed milk, (not evaporated milk)
  • 1/2 cup malted-milk powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place gelatin in a small bowl; sprinkle in water and let stand until softened, 1 minute or longer.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup milk, sweetened condensed milk, malted-milk powder, cocoa and corn syrup in a heavy medium saucepan; whisk until smooth. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking constantly. Remove from the heat and add chocolate and the softened gelatin; stir until the chocolate has melted. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Gradually whisk in the remaining 2 cups milk and vanilla until smooth. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  3. Freeze the mixture in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions.
  4. Serve immediately or transfer to a storage container and let harden in the freezer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Serve in chilled dishes.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Freeze in an airtight container for up to 1 week. | Equipment: Ice cream maker


Nutrition Per Serving

calories 318
fat 5 g (3 g sat, 1 g mono)
cholesterol 16 mg
carbohydrates 60 g
protein 11 g
fiber 2 g
sodium 194 mg
potassium 705 mg

Nutrition Bonus Vitamin C (30% daily value), Potassium (21% dv).

Carbohydrate Serving 4

Exchanges 4 other carbohydrate

From EatingWell January/February 1996, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)