In some ways I consider myself old fashioned, and in some ways definitely not. I grew up listening to old music. I knew the oldies station theme song by heart, and that’s the station my best friend and I called in to make requests. We requested songs like Stop! In The Name of Love, Please Mr. Postman, and It’s My Party (and I’ll cry if I want to). I was always the weird kid at birthday parties with my school friends while driving to the roller rink or movie theater, because I didn’t know the songs that everyone was singing along to on the pop stations. I listened to Motown, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and my dad would quiz me on what bands sang what songs whenever we were in the car. My biggest accomplishment was when I could distinguish the Four Tops from the Temptations. My music taste has all been thanks to my dad and I wouldn’t change that ever, even if I didn’t know who New Kids on the Block were (for real I didn’t when I was little, and I still couldn’t even tell you one song they sing now).
Another one of my dad’s old fashioned loves that he passed down to me was his love of malted milkshakes. He would always say, if you can’t make it a malt, why get a shake then? We used to make them at home during the summer and they have always been my favorite. When I really went organic and started using better ingredients, I could no longer stomach the Carnation Malted Milk Powder that we used to have in our pantry growing up. So, I haven’t had one in years. When I was doing some recipe development recently and I really wanted to use malt powder for something, I thought I’d give the old Google another shot to see if I could find an organic version. Well an organic version isn’t out there yet (that I could find, email me if you know of one!). Though I am sure it’s coming soon - but I did find a Malted Milk Powder by King Arthur. I know and like the King Arthur brand, so I thought I’d try it and see how it measured up.
Turns out, it’s awesome! This is the best malt powder on the market right now and if you crave old fashioned malts then this is all you need to stock your pantry with in order to create them at home this summer. You just need a few simple ingredients to make a malted shake. Below is a recipe that you can make all summer long when your craving hits. There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than a cold Chocolate Malt Shake with a straw.
Old Fashioned Chocolate Malt
255 grams (about 2 large scoops) Straus Family Creamery Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
1/2 cup organic chocolate milk
43 grams Chocolate Ganache (find recipe here)
2 teaspoons King Arthur Malted Milk Powder
Add the ice cream, milk, and last the malt powder sprinkled right on top into a blender.
Blend until smooth and creamy.
High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.