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Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream Pie

Total Time
6 hrs

Crunchy malted milk balls line the bottom of this creamy chocolate malt ice cream pie and a layer of dark chocolate frosting tops it off, along with a pouf of whipped cream and more malted milk balls. Overkill or pure summer joy? You be the judge.

Ice cream: Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream Pie (0611)

Photo by Yunhee Kim
 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
Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 3

Smooth chocolate ganache over top of pie and freeze until set, about 15 minutes.

Step 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.

Step 5

*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.

Step 6

More pie tips:

Step 7

Let the pie soften for 5 minutes at room temp to make slicing easier.

Step 8

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.

Step 9

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.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 742Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g60%

Saturated Fat 23g115%
Cholesterol 85mg29%
Sodium 414mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 91g31%

Dietary Fiber 3.1g13%
Protein 13g26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.