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Homemade Raspberry Malt

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A creamy milkshake with that ultra-classic malt flavor, my Homemade Raspberry Malt will take you back to a time gone by with every sip!
A raspberry malt next to the ingredients

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WHAT YOU GET: A tangy, sweet-tart Homemade Raspberry Malt milkshake with a hint of that iconic malt flavor.

Who doesn’t love a good milkshake? It’s one of the most perfect treats — delicious, creamy, cold, and served in a convenient cup so there are no worries about ice cream dripping down your hand. And this raspberry malted milkshake is one of the most addicting and refreshing milkshakes I’ve ever had. 

My homemade raspberry malt is made with just four ingredients: milk, raspberry ice cream, fresh raspberries, and malted milk powder. This recipe works great without it, but the malted milk powder’s sweet, nutty, caramelly taste adds a whole other layer of depth to this shake.

I honestly had no idea that tart raspberries and the distinct sweetness of the malt would pair so well together! I hope you enjoy exploring this fantastic flavor combo as well! 

All of the ingredients for my homemade raspberry malt

What Is Malt? Malt Powder VS Malted Milk Powder

You are maybe most familiar with malt in the form of a chocolate malted milkshake or Malted milk balls (or Single malt scotch!) But what is malt, anyway? 

Malt is a grain that is sprouted and then dried. It has many purposes, including making beer, whiskey, scotch, and bread! 

But malt is not the same as malted milk powder. Malted milk powder contains ground-up malt powder but also has wheat flour and powdered milk. Sometimes, malted milkshakes are just referred to as “malts.” The grains are roasted, which gives malt its flavor, while the milk powder helps make it creamy. Most malted milk powders also contain salt and sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda), which give it a certain savory flavor, and an added layer of depth. 

For this recipe, please use malted milk powder.

What Does Malt Taste Like?

Malted milk powder has a few different layers of flavor. It’s a mix between savory and sweet. People describe the taste as milky, slightly sweet, and nutty, with hints of caramel and butterscotch. The flavor is mellow but instantly recognizable! 

Tools You Need To Make Raspberry Malt

A close up of my raspberry malt topped with whipped cream and a raspberry

Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making Raspberry Malted Milkshake

  • If you like, you can split this shake into two smaller glasses and share the wealth!
  • Before you pour the milkshake into glasses, taste and if you would like a more malty flavor, and one more tablespoon of malt and give the shake a quick blend.
  • For a delicious variation, try this with strawberry ice cream instead!
  • If you don’t have a traditional blender, you can make this with an immersion blender.
  • Try making your own Homemade Raspberry Sorbet for this recipe!

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Homemade Raspberry Malt Recipe

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A creamy milkshake with that ultra-classic malt flavor, my Homemade Raspberry Malt will take you back to a time gone by with every sip!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 person
Prep Time 5 minutes
Blend Time 2 minutes
A creamy milkshake with that ultra-classic malt flavor, my Homemade Raspberry Malt will take you back to a time gone by with every sip!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 person


  • ½ cup (4 fl oz/120 ml) whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons malt powder
  • 6 scoops (15 oz/425 g) raspberry ice cream
  • ½ cup (2½ oz/71 g) raspberries
  • Whipped cream, for garnish


  • In a blender, first add the milk, then the malt powder, followed by the ice cream and raspberries.
  • Blend on high speed until fully combined.
  • Pour into a tall glass and top with whipped cream. Serve immediately with a straw.
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1 year ago

This looks so good but lately I have been having difficulty finding malt powder. IMO, a REAL malt is no good without real malt powder. Thanks Gemma, I will be trying this as soon as I find malt powder!!!

1 year ago

Where does one find raspberry ice cream?

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