First - you need to ensure you have the proper amount of time to make this delicious cake. The fruit juice needs to chill, the crust needs to fully cool/freeze and the gelato needs 24 hours to fully reset once combined with other ingredients. Ideally, you could make this starting in the early evening or afternoon THE DAY BEFORE you want to serve it.
With that said, it's a terrific tasting treat. The crust is crunchy and salty and combined with the sweet vanilla berry flavor - it was a huge hit.
I did finally find Malted Milk Powder by Carnation, but decided against it. It was pretty clear that the fruit juice I strained would blend nicely with BOTH containers of vanilla gelato. So I saved myself the $$ of the malted milk power AND the hassle of trying to swirl the two layers. Instead I used the juice I strained with both containers and put that directly in the waffle/peanut shell. It was heavenly and bursting with flavor. I would't even bother with the malted milk. :) A sure hit I will make again!Read More