Near my hometown in New Jersey there’s an ice cream shop, Taylor’s Ice Cream Shop, and it has the best chocolate malt milkshakes. Shakes that have the perfect balance of chocolate ice cream and malt powder, making them taste just like a chocolate whopper. Taylor’s does it just right because if the balance is off then you can’t taste the malt powder (my favorite part).
My friend and I used to stop all the time on hot summer days and we would always get the same thing – every time. Those chocolate shakes were just too good to pass up. Plus, we had no need to branch out into other flavors! A few years ago a fire almost burned the place down, but luckily they were able to rebuild and reopen before the following summer.
Key Ingredients in This Recipe
Cocoa powder – Look for high quality cocoa powder. It’s made from the dried and ground cocoa solids. A little goes a long way when using this concentrated powder!
Malted milk powder – Malted milk powder (commonly found as Ovaltine) is made from a combination of wheat flour with malted barley extract, milk, salt and sodium bicarbonate. It’s basically the powdered version of what you find inside malted milk balls. It adds a tangy, toasty richness to drinks and desserts. Find it in the baking aisle.
How to Make a Chocolate Malt Milkshake
Blend ingredients. Add the milk, malted milk powder, chocolate ice cream and cocoa powder to a blender. Blend until smooth.
Drizzle glasses with chocolate. Drizzle the chocolate syrup on the sides of 2 (12-ounce) glasses.
Garnish and serve. Divide the milkshakes among the glasses then top with whipped cream, mint leaves and maraschino cherries.
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