Although more and more gourmet ice cream businesses are popping up with unusual flavors, few of them can deliver things quite as reminiscent of childhood sweetness as this Milo ice cream recipe that’s easy to make and is an absolute dream to serve, whether on its own, in a cone or elegantly plated with some ladyfingers and coffee for a grown-up treat. Milo’s milky chocolatey taste is complemented in this ice cream by a hint of vanilla—hearkening back to the old addition of hot milk in our evening Milo fix—and this recipe is made even better by the fact that you don’t even need a special ice cream maker to get it done. Throw in a few mix-ins for added crunch, or simply savor the cool, custardy richness of this ice cream as it is, because it’s definitely something you can’t stop dipping your spoon into.
- 1 – 1 1/4 cup milo powder
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 cups heavy cream (> 35% fat)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/8 tsp fine sea salt
- 5 large egg yolks
- 1 vanilla bean (cut lengthwise and scrape seeds)
- Prepare an ice bath in a large bowl with flat surface. Pour the heavy creaminto a mixing bowl and place the bowl into the large bowl with ice bath.
- Combine milo powder, milk, sugar, salt and vanilla bean seeds in a pot and warm them up over medium heat until sugar has completely dissolved.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks lightly. Then gently pour the milo mixture into the egg yolks in a steady stream, while whisking constantly.
- Transfer the mixture back into the pot. Return pot to low heat and gently cook (stir constantly) until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
- Strain through a fine mesh sieve into the mixing bowl with heavy cream. Stir to mix well until the mixture cools to room temperature. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
- Churn in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer instructions. Serve directly as soft serve from the ice cream maker or chill in freezer in an airtight container until needed. Read here on the best way to store ice cream.
- When serving, don’t forget to top ice-cream with milo powder.