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When you add malted milk powder you’ve got a malted milkshake or malt shake. Often these include chocolate, but it can be just vanilla. Malted milk powder is a sweetener (made from barley malt, wheat, milk, and salt) and is super to whip up a classic parlor-type malted milkshake. This shake is Canada-inspired and simply just as good at home on the South Shore.
Old-Fashioned Malt Parlor Vanilla Malt
2 tablespoons malted milk powder (I ordered a pricey name brand online)
½ cup organic half-and-half (it’s richer and creamier than low-fat)
1 cup vanilla bean gelato (premium brand)
1 capful pure vanilla extract
Garnishes (optional): mint leaves, chocolate shavings
Whipped cream (optional)
|Inspired by Canada, good at Lake Tahoe|
To increase the protein and fiber in your malt milkshake try adding California walnuts or almonds and fresh strawberries or blackberries from our West Coast. While this malted shake contains sugar because of the gelato (which also boasts some protein and calcium), treats, like this one, are a treat so moderation is key. No, making a sweet beverage isn’t the same as whisking off to Victoria but it can make you feel chill while enjoying the Lake or trees in our neck of the woods.
— Cal Orey, M.A., is an author and journalist. Her books include the Healing Powers Series (Vinegar, Olive Oil, Chocolate, Honey, Coffee, Tea, and Superfoods) published by Kensington. (The collection has been featured by the Good Cook Book Club.) Her website is www.calorey.com.