Have you noticed that I live for berry season? Is it obvious I start thinking about it the minute I’m done with holiday baking? Because I do.And in case you‘ve missed it, I have a bit of a “thing” for malted milk powder, especially in classic Chocolate Malts.To those points, did you know that if you combine fresh strawberries, a hefty dose of malted milk powder and a pint of vanilla ice cream in a blender and let it whirl, you’ll wind up with something creamy, thick, and bursting with malty strawberry flavor?Because you will. And it will be such a stunning shade of light pink that it won’t need any sort of accoutrements.But, I mean, a little whipped cream and a festive paper straw never hurt anything.
Fresh Strawberry Malts
makes 2 medium or 3-4 small malts
12 ounces fresh strawberries (about a 1 pound box, trimmed and hulled)
1/2 cup malted milk powder
1 pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream
For serving (optional):
Combine strawberries, malted milk powder, and vanilla ice cream in a high-powered blender. Pulse a few times to break up the strawberries and then blend until smooth. Pour into glasses, top with whipped cream (if desired), and serve immediately.