Chocolate Malt Ice Cream with Pretzel M & M’s

chocolate malt ice cream with pretzel m and m's | pale yellowSometimes I feel whatever I’m eating is my favorite thing.  While I was enjoying this ice cream cone and to be perfectly honest; the spatula from making the ice cream, I kept thinking this is the best ice cream I’ve ever made!  But then I thought back to the mint ice cream with brownies and the banana ice cream.

chocolate malt ice cream with pretzel m and m's | pale yellowIs this batch of ice cream better than those? I can’t remember.  But what I can remember, is how good this ice cream tasted.  And I can safely say this is one of the best ice creams I’ve made!  I know I say everything I make is good, but trust me on this one, this is better.

chocolate malt ice cream with pretzel m and m's | pale yellowThe ice cream was thicker than normal, almost like a gelato.  The chocolate malt coats your tongue in a rich velvety layer and the pretzel M & M’s provide a salty crunch throughout.  I highly recommend using chocolate malt powder as opposed to plain malt powder to better define the deep chocolate flavor.  Truth be told, I couldn’t find regular malt powder, so I substituted, but I strongly believe the substitute is better than the original recipe!

chocolate malt ice cream with pretzel m and m's | pale yellowWhy pretzel M & M’s?  First, they are the best M & M: sweet, salty, crunchy, and lower in calories than other M & M’s.  Second, Ruth brought home a 40-oz bag of them, we couldn’t consume all those M & M’s by themselves.  I know I always tell you to make everything I post, but for real, make this ice cream.  It’s one last hooray for summer!

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Chocolate Malt Ice Cream with Pretzel M & M’s
Adapted from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures
Yield – approximately 1 quart

1 3/4 cups heavy cream
1 cup 1% milk
3/4 cup chocolate malt powder (I used Ovaltine)
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
6 egg yolks
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons whipped vodka
1 1/2 cups pretzel M & M’s

  1. Place the bowl of the ice cream maker in the freezer the night before.
  2. Add the cream, milk, malt powder, and salt into a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  3. Whisk the egg yolks until pale yellow.  Once the cream mixture is warmed, drizzle it into the egg yolks as you whisk.  Do this until the eggs are tempered.
  4. Pour everything back into the saucepan and heat until the mixture thickens.
  5. Turn off the heat and add the chocolate chips to the saucepan, stir until all the chocolate is melted.
  6. Run the ice cream base through a fine sieve into a clean bowl.  Stir in the vodka.
  7. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight until properly chilled.
  8. Churn the ice cream for about 20 minutes in your ice cream maker and add the M & M’s for the last minute of churning.
  9. Place in a freezer safe container and place in the freezer to firm up before enjoying.chocolate malt ice cream with pretzel m and m's | pale yellowI ate all the ice cream, for real!
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