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Mocha Malt Shakes

Mocha Malt Shakes are the answer to any malt lover’s craving. In our house, these are a new favorite.

There’s not a thing with malt in it that my husband doesn’t love.

From beer to Vimto, a sort of concentrated liquid Kool-Aid made from real juice (and found only in England and India), if it’s got malt in it, his interest is piqued.

Last week, Julie and Lindsay sent out the call for milkshakes. It’s #MilkshakeWeek, y’all! (And make sure you visit Julie and Lindsay’s sites for an amazing giveaway.)

Lord knows it’s hot enough to need icy cold, creamy drinks for slurping. So James and I talked about it, and the idea for these Mocha Malt Shakes was born.

I’m no stranger to putting coffee in recipes. From whoopie pies to Double Black Diamond Pudding Pie, I’ll find a way to put coffee in just about any recipe.

So putting my favorite breakfast blend into this shake just put things over the top for me.

Dark and rich chocolate ice cream makes the base of this milk shake. Then add your favorite coffee, some milk, malt powder, and for Pete’s sake, don’t forget the Whoppers!

Swirling crushed Whoppers candies throughout the shakes give them a real “Sonic” quality that is simply irresistible.

These are shakes you’ll want to drink alongside a burger and fries – the sort of malt that brings back visits to the pharmacy coffee shop combo of old.

The kind with spinning seats along a bar, and real ice cream in every milkshake, egg cream and float.

Oh summer, how I love you.

Mocha Malt Milkshake by Bluebonnets & Brownies

Mocha Malt Shakes

Yield: 4 Milkshakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Mocha Malt Shakes have all the chocolate your heart desires, and lots of malt too. Perfect for summer!


  • 8 scoops milk chocolate ice cream
  • 1/2 cup cold coffee
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons malt powder plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup Whoppers candies plus more for garnish
  • Whipped Cream for topping


  1. Combine ice cream, coffee, milk, and malt powder in a blender. Blend until well combined.
  2. Add Whoppers to blender and pulse again until they’re broken up and swirled throughout.
  3. Serve immediately, topped with whipped cream, more Whoppers, and malt powder.


This recipe makes incredibly thick shakes. If you like yours of the more slurp-able, thin variety, simply add more milk or coffee until you get the consistency you want.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 479Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 393mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 24g

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Aimee @ Simple Bites

Friday 22nd of August 2014

Coffee? I'm in! Looks like the perfect note to end a beautiful summer on.

Thalia @ butter and brioche

Thursday 10th of July 2014

wow this recipe definitely takes me back to my childhood.. love it! thanks for sharing - can never go past a malt milkshake!


Thursday 10th of July 2014

I don't have enough malted foods in my life. I need this shake right away, please. :)


Wednesday 9th of July 2014

I'm with your husband - I love everything that's malt flavored. Great looking shake!


Wednesday 9th of July 2014

I can't believe we haven't made any milkshakes yet this summer. This one is going to be the first . . . but I'm sure it won't be the last!

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