Jesse Szewczyk makes Malted Milkshakes 3 Ways, as seen on his Frozen Desserts Course on Food Network Kitchen.

Malted Chocolate Milkshake

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 large 16-ounce milkshake or 2 smaller 8-ounce milkshakes
Malted milk powder and chocolate are a perfect pairing, and this retro diner-inspired milkshake is proof positive. A creamy chocolate milkshake base is flavored with a generous amount of malted milk powder, giving it a rich, creamy texture and caramel-like flavor. Top it with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and a cherry and you have the perfect nostalgic summertime treat.


Whipped cream:



  1. Chill one 16-ounce serving glass (or two 8-ounce serving glasses) in the freezer.
  2. For the whipped cream: Combine the heavy cream and sugar in a large, deep bowl. Whisk vigorously by hand until soft peaks form, 30 to 60 seconds. Set aside.
  3. For the milkshake: Blend the milk and malted milk powder in a blender on high speed until the malted milk powder dissolves, 15 to 20 seconds. Add the chocolate ice cream and blend on high until creamy and thick, pushing down as needed, 20 to 25 seconds.
  4. Pour the milkshake into the chilled glass and top with the whipped cream. Garnish with a maraschino cherry if using and serve immediately.

Cook’s Note

To make a malted chocolate milkshake using vanilla ice cream, add 3 tablespoons natural or Dutch-process cocoa powder to the blender along with the malted milk powder. Malted milk powder can be found in the dried milk or ice cream sections of most well-stocked grocery stores.