Bitter Chocolate Malt Ice Cream

I cannot get enough of the barley malt syrup and decided that an ice cream would be next on my agenda. Greg who is the chef at Waterkloof has provided me with a lot of inspiration for ice cream flavours. He is a chef I respect and admire and he has given me his recipes to try out at home. Of the recipes he has shared with me, there are two ice cream recipes, and even though I have not made either one yet, I have used them as inspiration for my own ice cream. I decided to make a bitter chocolate malt ice cream as an accompaniment to something sweet that needs tempering. However, I have stalled a bit and not yet made the perfect dessert to go with my ice cream. I have a recipe on my fridge ready and waiting to go but I have not really been in the mood for baking. I think it is a bit of a mid winter slump, but that is sure to change before too long. In the meantime, I can keep on dipping my spoon into this ice cream and dream of summer!

Bitter Chocolate Malt Ice Cream
Bitter Chocolate Malt Ice Cream
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Bitter Chocolate Malt Ice Cream

Recipe Category: Dessert
Makes enough for: 1 batch ice cream
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 250 mls milk
  • 250 mls cream
  • 80 g cocoa powder
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 80 g barley malt syrup


  • Place the milk, cream and cocoa powder into a sauce pan
  • Bring to blood temperature over a medium heat
  • Whisk the egg yolks and the barley malt syrup together until you reach a ribbon stage
  • Add a third of the milk to the eggs and whisk until combined
  • Return the mixture to your saucepan
  • Stir with a wooden spoon until a custard forms and remove from the heat
  • Cool overnight and then churn in an ice cream churner as per the manufacturer’s instructions

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52 thoughts on “Bitter Chocolate Malt Ice Cream

  1. I love when my icecream is soft and just starts to get a little melty, I want to dig my spoon into your dish of delightful chocolate malt ice cream.

  2. I’m really looking forward to summer now – not that you can’t make ice cream in winter, I just prefer it then. Last summer was the first time I tried making ice cream and I loved it! Though I used a recipe that used condensed milk and not eggs. Looking forward to trying some of your recipes so I can keep an eye on the sugar.

  3. I love the taste of malt, Tandy. There is a powdered drink here in Australia called Milo that has a lovely chocolaty malty taste. I bet this tastes a little like that … lovely!

  4. hi tandy
    this looks really interesting and easy to make -well apart from me not having an ice cream maker:) i always make the no churn types or do the freeze it and beat it thing. i am pretty sure i saw barley malt syrup at our local health store. they seemed to have every other kind of syrup!

  5. Nice creation, Tandy! How bitter is bitter? I’m certain it’s still lovely sweet with a hint of bitterness on the side ;). Thanks for sharing!

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  6. How lovely to have a chef who gives you his recipes! I love the look of your ice cream and what a delicious flavour xx

  7. That barley syrup sounds amazing! I’ve never made ice cream before, but when I do – I want it to be malt flavored because I love that!

  8. Gosh that sounds delicious, I would love this ice cream, what a great idea!

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