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Malted Milk Ball No-Churn Ice Cream

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If you are looking for ways to use up your leftover Halloween candy, make this Vanilla Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream.  Creamy no-churn vanilla ice cream gets an upgrade with malted milk powder and malted milk ball candies.  Who says ice cream is just for summer!

Waffle cone with ice cream

Use Leftover Halloween In Ice Cream

I think it’s safe to say Halloween this year was a little different.  Normally, I expect at least 100 trick-or-treaters to grace my doorstep.  This year, I set up a little table at the end of the driveway with candy goodie bags.

And naturally, I bought too much candy.  As much as I encouraged (from a safe distance – of course) the ghouls and goblins walking by, I couldn’t get rid of all of the candy.  leaving me with a quandary – what the heck do I do with all of this candy?!

Put it in some desserts, silly.

The more I pondered this, the more it seemed so perfect to throw chocolate candies in sweet treats.  Some ideas I had before landing on this ice cream:

  • Brownies – any chocolate candy would be delicious chopped and sprinkled on top of a brownie!
  • Cookies – a full-size peanut butter cup stuffed in the middle of a cookie (yum!)
  • Cake – chopped-up candies would be great in a frosting or as a filling on a layer cake
  • Candy – make new candy – like caramels stuffed with Pop Rocks
  • Pudding – melt chocolate candies in the pudding – like the Milky Way Small Batch Pudding
  • Edible Cookie Dough – M&M’s, Snickers, Milky Way, Reese’s Pieces … you get the idea
  • Cheesecake – sprinkle chopped Snickers in the cheesecake batter
Ingredients in malted milk ball candy ice cream

Easy Ingredients

  • Sweetened condensed milk – Creamy sweetened condensed milk does double duty in the ice cream – texture and flavor.
  • Heavy whipping cream – That has been whipped to peaks.  This gives the ice cream texture, volume, and flavor.
  • Malted milk powder – Have you ever had a soda fountain malt?  Think of this as the ice cream scoop version.  
  • Malted milk ball candies – I use Whoppers candies and chopped up some, and left a few whole.
  • Splash of vanilla extract – Purely for flavor.
  • A little salt – Enhances all of the flavors in the ice cream.
Malt ball candy ice cream scoops

No-Churn Ice Cream

A bit on no-churn ice cream.  As the name implies, it doesn’t need to be churned in an ice cream maker.  

But does it taste like ice cream?

Yes.  No-churn ice cream is just as silky and creamy as ice cream that has been churned.  Whipping the heavy cream incorporates air and volume much like an ice cream machine would. 

I actually would compare no-churn ice cream to a gelato more than a tub of ice cream.  The base of gelato is similar to no-churn ice cream – milk and sugar, and the result is a super creamy frozen dessert.  And neither use egg in the base to provide extra fat content to the ice cream.

Vanilla malted milk candy ice cream in a cone
A bowl of malted milk ball candy ice cream

Tips For Making Vanilla Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream

  • Use cold heavy cream – This is one recipe where things don’t have to be at room temp.  Cold whipping cream whips better
  • A liquid measuring cup – Is a great alternative to dirtying another bowl.  Especially for smaller quantities.  I use a 1-cup liquid measuring cup to measure out the sweetened condensed milk and to mix in the malted milk powder, vanilla, and salt.
  • Fold vs. stir – You’ve worked hard to whip the whipping cream, and we don’t want to deflate too much of the air.  Use a spatula to gently fold the sweetened condensed milk into the whipped cream.
  • Taste test – I can’t emphasize this enough.  I use less sweetened condensed milk than I normally would in a recipe like this.  Because the malted milk powder is sweet.  But, if you want more sweetness, add another tablespoon or two of the sweetened condensed milk.
  • Candies – Along with taste testing, feel free to increase or decrease the amount of candies in the ice cream.  I found the amount in the recipe to give you candies in every bite!

Now that we have moved past Halloween, let’s bring on Christmas!

Malted milk ball candy in container

Vanilla Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream (No-Churn)

Yield: 6 Servings
If you are looking for ways to use up your leftover Halloween candy, make this Vanilla Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream.  Creamy no-churn vanilla ice cream gets an upgrade with malted milk powder and malted milk ball candies.  Who says ice cream is just for summer!
Prep15 minutes
Freeze8 hours
Total8 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk (more or less to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons malted milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 14 to 16 malted milk ball candies, chopped (more or less to taste)


  • In a medium mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to whip the heavy cream until firm peaks form – about 3 to 5 minutes.
    1 cup heavy cream
  • Measure out the sweetened condensed milk in a liquid measuring cup. Add the malted milk powder, vanilla extract, and salt and whisk to combine.
    1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk, 3 tablespoons malted milk powder, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Add the sweetened condensed milk mix to the whipped cream and slowly fold with a spatula until thoroughly incorporated. Gently fold in the chopped malt ball candies. You can also add a few more whole candies too.
    14 to 16 malted milk ball candies, chopped
  • Pour the ice cream into the ice cream container. Freeze for at least 8 hours, or overnight.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Erin Cernich


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 0.003g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 476IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Nutrition information is calculated by a third-party and should only be considered an estimate and not a guarantee.
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