Friday 12 March 2010

Horlicks Ice Cream

All together now: mmmmmmalt.

Yes- pictured above, sitting pretty like a little sticky snowball of deliciousness aching to be eaten, is a luscious scoop of rich smooth cold thick creamy malty caramelly Horlicks ice cream, studded with crushed Maltesers.

It tastes exactly like you would imagine, only a billion times better. Really. I cannot believe how fabulously malt affects the texture and taste of ice cream- not only does the addition of Horlicks give this an addictive almost savoury biscuit flavour, the concoction also takes on a stickier more gooey consistency that makes it all the better to spoon into your mouth.

Like all my other ice cream recipes, no pre-cooking of a custard, churning or fancy ice cream maker machine is needed. Just you, your electric whisk, and the willpower to wait as it freezes.

Horlicks Ice Cream
Makes a 1 litre tub

Heat 1/4 cup milk gently in a pot (or microwave it on high for about 1 minute) until hot but not boiling.
Stir in 8 tbsp Horlicks until a sticky paste is formed. Leave aside to cool.

In a clean dry bowl, whisk 2 egg whites until stiff.
Combine 2 egg yolks with 1 tsp vanilla extract, and fold into egg whites. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk together until floppy (be careful not to overbeat until too stiff):
300ml double cream
70 g icing sugar, sifted

Fold in the cooled Horlicks paste until well combined, and then fold in the egg white mix. Roughly pound 2 small (37g) packs of Maltesers (or more, it's up to you) with a pint glass or rolling pin until lightly crushed, and stir into the mixture.

Pour into a 1-litre container and freeze for at least 4 hours or until completely firm.

Scoop. Eat. Mmm in delight :)


  1. you know im gonna try it this weekend...

  2. Hey Rishy,

    Hmm you're in Malaysia right? Double cream is nowhere to be found there I'm afraid, I've tried looking even in Cold Storage etc... :( Unless things have changed now, then yes you can try it this weekend!

    Good luck!

  3. hi sam! i emailed you yesterday about a baking order, could you please check if you received my email? thanks! (: x

  4. Hi Danielle,

    Thanks for leaving a comment here, I just checked my Spam box and your emails had ended up in there! Will have a read and reply to you via email :)


  5. omg, everything looks so good here! ^-^

  6. hmm.. yummy!
    i'll try it. :D

  7. This looks so yum! I make my own ice cream all the time too...unfortunately for other people. lol. I can't eat too much dairy :(.

    If I could eat this I know I'd eat enough that my face will break out in a gazillion rashes! haha

  8. So, has anyone managed to find double cream in Malaysia? I would really like to know where to find this!!

  9. Made this yesterday and reluctantly shared it with the family today. Talk about rich! Probably the most smooth and luxuriant ice-cream I've ever tasted. Brilliant- and the rest of the family agreed!

  10. Wow I just got a new ice-cream maker as a gift, nad me and my friends were just fantasizing about what my first ice cream should be. We talked about how awesome Horlicks ice cream with Maltesers would be, and here you are with the recipe! Thanks so much!