Delicious recipe that lives up to its name-- it tastes like a giant chocolate malt ball in ice cream cake form. The only thing I have to criticize is that in the photo there is a layer of white under the ganache-- that is inaccurate, but could be added for more aesthetic appeal as you find in the photo-- with vanilla ice cream mixed with crush malt balls, for example.
Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream Pie
Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Karen Shinto
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 742
- Calories from fat: 48%
- Protein: 13g
- Fat: 39g
- Saturated fat: 23g
- Carbohydrate: 91g
- Fiber: 3.1g
- Sodium: 414mg
- Cholesterol: 85mg
- 3 1/2 cups malted milk balls, divided
- Cookie Crust, using chocolate wafers and a 9-in. cheesecake pan with removable sides
- 1 3/4 qts. vanilla ice cream, softened until easily spoonable
- 3 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups malted milk powder*
- 1 cup whipping cream, divided
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 1. Arrange a tight layer of malted milk balls (3 cups) over crust. Stir ice cream with cocoa powder and malted milk powder until smooth. Spoon into crust, set on a plate, and freeze 5 hours.
- 2. Heat 1/2 cup cream meanwhile until simmering. Put chocolate in a small metal bowl, pour in cream, and let sit until chocolate is melted, about 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Let cool completely.
- 3. Smooth chocolate ganache over top of pie and freeze until set, about 15 minutes.
- 4. Whip remaining 1/2 cup cream and swirl onto pie. Chop some malted milk balls and drop onto pie; add a few whole balls. Remove rim and serve immediately.
- *Malted milk powder is made from milk, barley malt, and wheat; don't confuse it with Ovaltine, which has other ingredients added. Find it next to the chocolate milk powder in well-stocked grocery stores.
- More pie tips:
- Let the pie soften for 5 minutes at room temp to make slicing easier.
- If you're having trouble freeing your pie from its pan, set it over a bowl of hot water for a couple of minutes and then slide a thin knife between the pan edge and the crust. It should pop right out.
- Make ahead: Once the pie is fully frozen through step 3, it keeps for up to 4 days, double-wrapped in plastic wrap. Top it just before serving.
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