My kids are totally and utterly addicted to popsicles. I try hard not to take it personally when they walk by my recently baked goods on their way to the freezer to reach for an icy treat. I watch them as they walk through the kitchen to see if they even glance at my cookies. Because one little glance could actually mean that for a brief moment they are torn between those colored, icy sticks or my baked-with-love cookies and brownies. Alas, I know that sometimes, popsicles are truly irresistible. After all, I only buy them a few months out of the year, whereas I bake all the time. Gasp! Is it possible they are taking my baking for granted????? Probably not. I know that to a kid, it’s way more fun eating something sweet and cool outside where the sticky sweetness drips down your arm and your lips turn pink, blue, purple or orange!
This weekend, I decided to complete with the bomb pops in my freezer. I made strawberry malted ice cream. It was delicious! It was sweet, it was cold, and it was pink, things kids just love! I knew I finally had them! They raved about it. The malted taste is subtly churned into the ice cream. There are bits of chopped and whole strawberry Whopper candies thoughout that add sweetness and crunch. If I had hot fudge, we would’ve poured it all over our ice cream to give it a real malt shop flavor. Add whipped cream and a cherry and call it a day.
This is a very easy ice cream recipe! It is so versatile, it’s the only one I use.
Strawberry Malted Ice Cream
A cool creamy malt shop treat!
- 1 4oz container egg product (Egg Beaters)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 T vanilla
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup half and half
- 1/3 cup malted milk powder
- 1 cup strawberry Whoppers chopped
- 2-3 drops of food coloring (if desired)
- Combine the above ingredients, except candy in a blender. When all ingredients are completely incorporated, keep in refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 24. Process ice cream in an ice cream maker according to manfucators recommendations. During last 4 minutes of churning add it strawberry Whoppers.