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A Guilt-free Chocolate Malt

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When I was a boy chocolate malts were as common as Coca-Cola. Now everyone will sell you a chocolate shake. Malts are much harder to find. But, the difference between a chocolate malt made with real ice cream and a chocolate shake is like the difference between kissing your sweetheart on the lips compared to a kiss through a plastic bag. 

This Instructable leads you through the steps in making a small malt of about 5 ounces. When I have had a malt at a shop that still makes them, the quantity is two to three times that amount. The law of diminishing returns takes hold quickly. That is, the first couple of gulps taste great, but the thrill fades about halfway through the malt. By making a much smaller chocolate malt I enjoy all of it without eating too much. I get my malt fix without guilt. 

Ingredients are: milk, chocolate syrup, malt powder, and vanilla ice cream. Tools are a squat cocktail glass and a common spoon.
 
 
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Step 1: Milk

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Pour a little milk into a squat cocktail glass. If you are measuring, make it 2 to 3 Tablespoons.

(We have been using almond milk for a while, mostly to reduce our sugar intake. Most of the ingredients I use are reduced sugar content.)

Step 2: Malt, the missing ingredient that makes all the difference

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Add a rounded teaspoon of malt powder. If you are unfamiliar with malt powder, it is available in most grocery stores and a jar of it will last a very long time if you seal the cap tightly each time. I prefer regular malt powder without any flavorings added at the factory.

I usually add the malt powder after pouring the milk because I normally use a common teaspoon from a table service so I can add the dry ingredient first and the spoon will be clean when I add the chocolate syrup. I used actual measuring spoons here to check the quantities I use so someone following this Instructable can duplicate what I did.

Step 3: Syrup

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Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of your favorite chocolate syrup. 
fritz-cy5 months ago
Mmmmm... Looks good! I'll have to try it some time! I know what you mean by 'the thrill fades when your half way through the malt... Or in my case the Wendie's frosty! Thanks!
Phil B (author)  fritz-cy5 months ago

Thank you for looking and for commenting. I once took a small baggie to McDonald's to put malt powder in a chocolate shake. The young girl behind the counter just looked at me like I had three heads. This is just enough to get you past your need for a fix. (I love your tin punching.)

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