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How to Make Ice Cream Sandwich with Malted Milk Balls

National Ice Cream Month is coming to an end...and I am pretty upset about it. I can no longer use this very important National Holiday as an excuse to eat two scoops of ice cream after dinner - even if I already had a scoop at lunch.

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Whatever...judge me if you want. But, I love ice cream, and I am going to continue to eat it even when National Ice Cream Month is over. I know... I am such a rebel. But sometimes, girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

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But, as it turns out, August 2nd is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. Why they would not make this holiday during National Ice Cream Month is a mystery to me - but I don't make the rules. I just follow them.

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So in my attempt to avoid watching the Bachelorette Finale with my roommate last night, I decided to get prepared. (For clarification - I love my roommate - I just hate that show...a lot)

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And I was pretty happy with the result. These Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream Sandwiches are INSANE. The chocolate cookies and flavored with a hint of malted milk powder, and the ice cream is packed with chunks of Whoppers for a nice crunch. It is the perfect summer treat.

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Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Chocolate Malted Milk Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup Hershey's Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 cup malted milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • sanding sugar (optional)

Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream

  • 1.5 quarts vanilla ice cream
  • 3 tablespoons malted milk powder
  • 6 oz. malted milk balls


for the cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. In a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  4. On a slow speed, add cocoa powder a little bit at a time. Mix until combined.
  5. Add flour, milk powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until just combined.
  6. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop dough balls onto baking sheet.
  7. With the back of a wooden spoon, or the palm of your hand, slightly press down each dough ball. *Optional, sprinkle a little sanding sugar on top of each cookie.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the tops being to crackle.
  9. Transfer to wire rack to let cool.

for the ice cream:

  1. Take the ice cream out of the freezer, and set aside to soften.
  2. Place milk balls in a plastic bag. With the back of a wooden spoon, crush the balls into bite sized pieces.
  3. Once the ice cream has softened, transfer it into a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.
  4. On a slow speed, mix the ice cream until it becomes completely smooth.
  5. Add malted milk powder and malted milk balls and mix until combined.
  6. Put the bowl back in the freezer, and let the ice cream sit over night.


  1. Once the cookies have cooled, take the ice cream out of the freezer and let sit for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Using a ice cream scoop, scoop about 1/2 a cup of ice cream on the bottom of one cookie.
  3. Carefully add another cookie on top and press down (but gently enough as to not break the cookie).
  4. Run a knife or spatula around the edges to clean up any ice cream hanging over the edge.
  5. Repeat with all cookies.
  6. If you are not eating them immediately, place the sandwich back in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to set up.

*Makes 10-12 Sandwiches

*Makes 10-12 Ice Cream Sandwiches

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meet the author

Lindsay Nathanson - Baker and Author

I might be the only person in the history of the world that has ever been grounded from baking. That's right. When I was a teen, it wasn't the computer, or the phone or the tv that got taken away. For me, it was the unsalted butter.

Comments (1)

Lee Ann

Looks yummy! My problem would be the fact that I'd probably eat all the malted milk balls before I could finish the recipe!

Lindsay Nathanson

I had to show a lot of self restraint! It wasn't easy!