Drinks Creamy & Classic Vanilla Malt 4.80 from 5 votes Create a Profile! × Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Save Recipe It doesn't get any better than my Creamy & Classic Vanilla Malt recipe — with just a few ingredients and a couple minutes of your time, you'll be in heaven. By Gemma Stafford | July 12, 2022 | 0 Last updated on July 21, 2022 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! WHAT YOU GET: A thick, sweet vanilla malt milkshake with the old-fashioned taste of malt that will make you wonder why soda fountains fell out of fashion. Soda fountains may be a thing of the past, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have one of the most frequently ordered drinks — a classic vanilla malt milkshake! I imagine this is what Danny and Sandy were sipping on in the movie Grease! This homemade vanilla malt needs just three ingredients: milk, vanilla ice cream, and, of course, malted milk powder. (If you want to go big and bold, try my recipe for Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream!) This vanilla shake is deliciously creamy and thick, but the flavor is really kicked up a notch with the addition of the nutty malt powder. And if you like this milkshake, be sure to try my Raspberry Malt recipe! What Is Malt? Malt Powder VS Malted Milk Powder You may know the flavor of malt from eating boxes of Malted Milk Balls at the movie theater — but what is that stuff?! Malt is a grain that sprouted and then was dried — and people have figured out a lot of ways to use it, including by making whiskey, beer, and bread. Malt and malted milk powder are similar, but with one key difference. Malted milk powder contains ground-up malt powder, but wheat flour and powdered milk are added to the mix. Most malted milk powders also have salt and baking soda, which give malted milk powder its almost savory flavor on top of its sweetness. What Do Malted Milkshakes Taste Like? Malted milkshakes taste like the type of ice cream you use, but with that iconic malt taste. As for what malt tastes like, there are a few different layers of flavor. It has a slight sweetness but is also somewhat savory. I’d describe the flavor as milky, nutty, and with hints of butterscotch. For this recipe, use malted milk powder — not malt powder. Where Can I Find Malted Milk Powder? You can typically find malted milk powder in the baking aisle of your grocery store. Some popular brand names include Nestle Carnation and Ovaltine. Tools You Need To Make Vanilla Malts Measuring cups and spoons Blender Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making Vanilla Malted Milkshakes You can split this shake into two smaller glasses and share the wealth if you like! 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. Make it a Black and White shake by drizzling some Homemade Chocolate Syrup sauce inside the glass before you pour in the shake. If you don’t have a traditional blender, you can make this with an immersion blender. Try making your own Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream for this recipe! Make More Drinks! Top 5 Milkshake Flavors Frozen Hot Chocolate Homemade Milkshakes Ice Cold Mango Lassi Homemade Orange Soda Ice Cream Floats Want To Go Deeper? Level up your baking skills even further and subscribe to the Bold Baking Academy today! You’ll get access to all the in-depth baking courses both past and present, access to the Bold Baking Academy Community, and the one-of-a-kind Baking Concierge — which is a fast & direct connection to me and my team of culinary experts to answer any baking question you might have. That’s right, inside or out of the Academy! So subscribe now! Try These Recipes! Creamy & Classic Chocolate MaltIncredible Banana Caramel MaltStrawberry Soda Ice Cream FloatHomemade Raspberry Malt Creamy & Classic Vanilla Malt Recipe 4.80 from 5 votes Print Recipe Add to Favorites Loading… It doesn't get any better than my Creamy & Classic Vanilla Malt recipe — with just a few ingredients and a couple minutes of your time! Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 1 person Dessert Vanilla Blender Prep Time 5 minutes minsBlend Time 2 minutes mins It doesn't get any better than my Creamy & Classic Vanilla Malt recipe — with just a few ingredients and a couple minutes of your time! Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 1 person Ingredients ½ cup (4 fl oz/120 ml) whole milk2 tablespoons malt powder6 scoops (15 oz/425 g) vanilla ice creamWhipped cream, for garnish Instructions In a blender, first add the milk, then the malt powder, followed by the ice cream.Blend on high speed until fully combined.Pour into a tall glass and top with whipped cream. Serve immediately with a straw.