Did someone say Ice Cream? I know it’s been extraordinarily cold this winter, but those frigid temps outside have not done a thing to put me off of that most wonderful frozen confection. And this ice cream definitely has my name written all over it…Malted Guinness Chocolate Ice Cream with Malted Milk Balls. What?!!! I love malted milk balls. Seriously. I can eat them by the bushel full I’d say whether they are Whoppers like we have here in Virginia or my favourite Maltesers that are found in Ireland. Some of my favourite desserts from the past were chock full of Malted Milk Balls Like this Malteser Chocolate Cookie Tart from a couple of St. Patrick’s Days ago.
Oh and then more recently there were these Malted and Salted Buttered Popcorn Cookies.
Yup, any dessert sporting a malted milk ball will instantly get my attention and most likely ever lasting devotion. And this Ice Cream is no exception. Another thing that I really love about this ice cream is the Guinness. Guinness really gives this chocolate ice cream the most amazing flavour. Guinness pretty much does that. I love desserts baked with Guinness, I love meats braised in Guinness, but….and now it’s time for a true confession moment…I don’t really like drinking a pint of Guinness. (shock! horror!) A sip is good, but if I drink a whole pint, I feel as though I’ve eaten a loaf of bread. I’m kind of done for the evening. But boy do I get excited when I see that it is being used as an ingredient in a recipe. Always a winner!
And in this ice cream it works to accent the chocolate flavor. So what you end up with is an incredibly creamy, rich, decadent chocolatey ice cream with a nostalgic malted taste and the occasional thrillingly satisfying crunch of a malted milk ball. Be still my heart! Ice Cream perfection!
Malted Guinness Chocolate Ice Cream with Malted Milk Balls
recipe from: Picky Cook
- 7 ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- pinch of salt
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3/4 cup Guinness Stout
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
- 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon malt powder
- 5 ounce of malted milk balls (like Whoppers or Maltesers), roughly chopped
Place the milk chocolate in a large bowl and set a mesh strainer over the top.
Warm the milk, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan over low – medium low heat.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks. Slowly pour a bit of the warm milk mixture into the egg yolks to temper and whisk constantly. Continue adding warm milk to the egg yolks, whisking constantly. Once egg yolks have tempered, add the yolk/milk mixture back into the saucepan.
Raise the heat to medium and stir with a heatproof spatula. Continue to stir until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula.
Pour the milk/yolk mixture through the strainer into the milk chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted. Once the mixture is smooth, whisk in the cream, followed by the Guinness, vanilla, espresso powder and malt powder.
Once mixture has cooled to room temperature, cover with plastic wrap, pressing it to the surface of the liquid. Place in refrigerator overnight.
On the following day, freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. In the final 5 minutes or so of churning, add in the chopped malted milk balls.
Put into container and place in freezer.
Malted Guinness Chocolate Ice Cream with Malted Milk Balls brought to you by: Runcible Eats (www.leaandjay.com)