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Malted Vanilla Milk Shakes

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“I love chocolate malted milk, Whoppers (malted milk balls) -- well, anything with malt in it, so I was glad to come by this recipe. Using vanilla bean seeds really adds an extra- delicious vanilla taste. Note: Use either whole milk or 2% in this recipe, as 1% or skim milk will give the shake a thin consistency. The 30 minutes needed for chilling the glasses is not included in the time below.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup chilled whole milk
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 2 14 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons instant malted milk powder (usually in the aisle where nonfat dry milk is found)
  • 14 cup malted milk balls (such as Whoppers or Maltesers)


  1. Place two 12-oz. or larger glasses in the freezer to chill for about 30 minutes.
  2. Crush the malted milk balls in a food processor or with a mortar and pestle. Set aside.
  3. Pour milk into blender. Scrape in seeds from the vanilla bean; discard bean. Cover and blend 15 seconds. Add ice cream and malted milk powder and blend until thick and creamy, stopping to push down ice cream as necessary.
  4. Divide milk shake between chilled glasses. Top each with crushed malted milk balls and serve.

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