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Matthew Mead, Associated Press
This May 2, 2011 photo shows easy malted ice cream in Concord, N.H. This ice cream is made without the need for an ice cream maker.

This ice cream is made without the need for an ice cream maker. So if you haven't gotten around to buying one — or don't have the space for one — this luscious and super rich frozen treat is perfect for you.

We opted for an old fashioned malt flavor, but you can leave that out if you'd prefer plain vanilla. If you want to make chocolate, simply whisk 1/3 cup cocoa powder into the cream. You also can freeze the mixture in individual dishes if you like.


Start to finish: 8 hours (15 minutes active)

Makes 2 quarts

1 1/4 cups sugar, divided

9 egg yolks

1 quart heavy cream

3/4 cup malted milk powder

Pinch of salt

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

In a large bowl, whisk half of the sugar with the egg yolks. Set aside.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the cream, malted milk powder, salt and the remaining sugar. Bring to a simmer.

Once the cream mixture is hot, while whisking the eggs pour the cream slowly into the bowl of eggs. Stir in the vanilla. Refrigerate the mixture until completely chilled, about 4 hours.

When the mixture is completely chilled, beat with an electric mixer until thick, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a freezer-safe, airtight container and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours. Enjoy within 3 days.

Nutrition information per 1/2 cup serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 344 calories; 236 calories from fat (69 percent of total calories); 26 g fat (15 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 204 mg cholesterol; 25 g carbohydrate; 5 g protein; 0 g fiber; 106 mg sodium.