Malted Condensed Milk Ice Cream ~ Savory Simple

You guys, I’ve been having some issues with rage. Not road rage or anything quite so dangerous. No, I’m talking about a different form of rage. One that I believe is common among many in our society but hasn’t been addressed by the media. I think people are too ashamed to speak up about it right now and if we can raise public awareness, perhaps more citizens will be able to come forward. That’s why I’m willing to talk about my problem right here and now.

I’m speaking of grocery store rage.

I definitely spend more time in grocery stores than the average person. I’m lucky enough to live in a neighborhood where I can walk to most places. I don’t spend a lot of time in the car and that’s a good thing because gas prices are really high and I’d rather spend that money on ingredients. But I’ve noticed that many of the issues I used to deal with as a commuter can also be found at the grocery store.

Malted Condensed Milk Ice Cream ~ Savory Simple

You’ve got the slow cart drivers, lazily weaving between the right side of the aisle and the left side, making it very difficult to pass. You’ve got the people who have Very Important Places To Be and won’t hesitate to cut you off at the deli counter. You’ve got indecisive folk who hover at the egg section trying to decide what to buy while the rest of us who KNOW WHICH STUPID EGGS WE WANT have to wait patiently behind them. They don’t seem to understand that you can’t just stop in the middle of the road! It creates GRID LOCK. HONK.

I hope that by speaking up today I have opened up the possibility for dialogue about this important problem that is plaguing our society. Thank you.


Malted Condensed Milk Ice Cream
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Serves: 1 quart
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 cups half and half (or 1 cup whole milk + 1 cup heavy cream)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup malted milk powder
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  1. In a small bowl, vigorously whisk the egg yolks together for several seconds until smooth.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat up the half and half and vanilla extract until it just begins to simmer. Pour some of the hot liquid into the egg yolks while whisking to temper them. Then add the contents of the bowl back into the saucepan and turn the heat to low.
  3. Add the malted milk powder and sweetened condensed milk and whisk to combine the ingredients in the saucepan. Continue stirring over low heat for several minutes until the mixture begins to thicken slightly.
  4. Remove the heat, pour the liquid into a bowl and allow it to cool for several minutes. Then place plastic wrap directly against the top of the liquid and refrigerate until cold. The plastic wrap will prevent a skin from forming.
  5. Using an ice cream maker, prepare ice cream according to the manufacturer's instructions.


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  • Averie

    I happen to love sweetened cond milk. I mean, it’s just the best. This looks wonderful & great job on the photos. Whenever I shoot ice cream, it’s always dicey if I’m going to get the shots before it all melts (has happened many times…whoops). Your images are gorgeous!

    • Jennifer Farley

      I could eat sweetened condensed milk with a spoon, it’s that good. Oddly enough, ice cream is one of my favorite things to shoot because it gets so messy. I just plan everything out first and set up the camera/props. Then the longer I shoot, the more drips I get and the prettier it looks!

  • Kristen

    You crack me up!! I’ve been known to show a little rage at the grocery store… maybe once or twice ;)
    Love this ice cream recipe!

    • Jennifer Farley

      I’m pretty good at internalizing my rage. I’m not sure if that is a good or bad thing :)

  • Tieghan

    LOVED this post!! I totally get grocery store rage! LOL

    Loving this ice cream!

    • Jennifer Farley

      I’m glad it’s not just me!

  • Heather

    I wrote a post on that awhile back… I’m so glad I’m not the only one that thinks grocery store traffic is THE WORST! And no one ever wants to drive on the right side of the “road”!! We are making ice cream this week for grandpa’s birthday. This looks great! Maybe I’ll try it out!

    • Jennifer Farley

      Let me know if you do! This seems like it could be a grandpa pleaser.

  • Lauren

    This. Looks. Amazing.
    I am a total sucker for sweetened condensed milk… add malted milk and turn it into an ice cream? I’m dead. I died just then.

    • Jennifer Farley

      So am I! I’ll see you in heaven with this ice cream. :D

  • Joan

    Jenny, you need to move out of the city, just like road rage, we left it behind when we moved to a small town 15 years ago. Now we stroll through the grocery store and chat with neighbors! Your Ice Cream sounds fabulous and looks so creamy good. Can’t wait to make up a batch!

    • Jennifer Farley

      I grew up in a small town and so did my husband. I don’t think we could ever go back. City living isn’t perfect but small towns have their own issues! We love being right near the action with lots to do in walking distance.

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

    Ahhh grocery store rage. I know it well.

    This ice cream is amazing. It looks so creamy and delicious and I love the twist of the malted milk!

    • Jennifer Farley

      thanks! malted milk is one of my favorite flavors right now!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    I think we’ve all been there, nothing worse than a traffic jam at the grocery store! This ice cream looks too good to pass up, love your shots!

    • Jennifer Farley

      Thanks, Laura!

  • anh

    You got me with the name of this very ice-cream! I love malt and condensed milk, so this combination is heavenly for me!

    • Jennifer Farley

      I do as well. Putting them together was magical!

  • Gail

    I say HONK if you like this ice cream! HOOOOOONK!

  • Chung-Ah

    Hilarious! I ran a lady over with my shopping cart. I think it was an accident but honestly, she just stopped walking in the middle of the walkway and I was in a hurry to get the hell out of there!

    Anyway, love this ice cream. I actually need this ice cream. It’s hot here in LA!

  • Maureen

    You know what bugs me? Two women totally blocking the aisle having a conversation. If I had a knife I’d stick ’em. (metaphorically speaking) It drives me up the wall. You have to say “excuse me” to get around and they look at you like they’re in the freakin park.

    I really like this ice cream!

    • Jennifer Farley

      Ha, I almost mentioned that one as well but I couldn’t figure out how to fit it into my driving theme. It happens all the time here and I often get the death stare when I say “excuse me.”

  • Marie

    YES! Grocery store rage! Bahhhhhh

    But, more importantly, this ice cream looks ridiculously good!

  • Jennifer

    lol, I know what you mean about the grocery store. I just feel like punting people like a football. Ohhh, what’s worse then grocery store people, Target people! I get so angry in there, just move, don’t stand in the middle of the isle and talk on your cell phone. MOVE! Makes me crazy!!

    Your ice cream sounds incredible!! I have an ice cream maker and you inspired me to pull it out, it’s suppose to be 90’s all week here and ice cream would hit the spot!

  • ashley – baker by nature

    o-m-g… i need this!

  • Rosie

    Haha I definitely get grocery store rage, I think there should be allocated slow shopping hours! Your ice cream looks sublime!

  • Tracey

    LOL, I have learned to contain my rage at the grocery store, though I agree, it can be *very* frustrating sometimes. I’m a lot worse on the road… Coming home to a bowl of this ice cream would make it all better I suspect!

  • Erika-Southern Souffle

    When they hold up the line with those coupons.. URGH!!! That is what gets me. Love everything about this ice cream!!!!

  • Cassie

    Grocery store rage is a real thing! I have some of the same frustrations. Love this ice cream!

  • Kelli

    Ha, yes, I totally hear you on the grocery store rage and I’m right there with you. Loving this ice cream!

  • Anna

    Oh man! Yes, to standing behind undecided folks at the egg section! Add a toddler in my cart who wants to grab everything and boy, I can show some rage!!! lol Love love love this ice cream, Jen! And the shots – stunning!!! Thanks for linking up to my ice cream! xo

  • sally

    Such gorgeous photography of ice cream, Jen. I never have luck with it!! I go to the grocery store… what feels like everyday… and I have the rage. Every.time.

  • Belinda

    I can relate to this kind of rage. Where I live the people are slower than the normal person… Standing in the middle of lane… RAGE! I love this ice cream, too bad I need to invest in ice cream marker!

  • Lauren

    Hahaha! OMG. I swear you are reading my mind. I had major g-store rage yesterday!! I swear people are clueless. Get in and get out. Why do you want to marinate there? Jeez. Phew. Can I have some ice cream now?

  • Liren

    Jen, you cracked me up with this post. I know this rage well, and it is a constant lesson to me to allow more time for my (frequent) trips to the grocery store. You just need it if you are going to deal with the rage issue! That said, I think a trip to the store is in order if I am going to make this. Sounds amazing!

  • Gerry

    You nailed these pictures, I love them and the ingredients…wowsers!!!

  • carol

    I love seeing the ice cream dripping down the cold scoop!! If this was mine, I’d be licking that scoop, it looks so delicious!

  • Jackie

    I’m the same way!! I hate HATE when people park their cart right in the middle of the aisle, next to some stupid Ritz Crackers cardboard display or another stupid grocery store shoppers cart, blocking passage for the rest of us. I just push their carts out of the way, and when they look up I’m mildly rude to them and say something like, “That’s not the best place to leave your cart, you’re blocking the aisle.” or “It’s best to park the cart to the side so that others can pass.” I’m sort of rude to oblivious strangers. I need some of this ice cream to calm me down!

  • Megan {Country Cleaver}

    I got to the grocery store first thing in the morning just so I miss as many of the crazy, lazy, or oblivious people I possibly can. I swear some people turn off their brain function when they enter those doors. Can I have a spoon and a big tin of this ice cream. Whew, I need a break.

  • vanillasugarblog

    It’s ice cream season!
    And I just stuck the ice cream maker base thingee in the freezer.
    Oh I’m very excited.
    And this one sounds good!

  • Tracy

    I need an ice cream maker… like yesterday, so i can eat this now!.

  • Renee

    We walk to the store, too. Consequently, we go there daily. Or sometimes more than once a day. I hate the people who can’t seem to properly form a line at the self check-out. It’s one line, people. You can’t just wander up and cut to the front of the line. Sheesh! Some ice cream would probably make me feel better.

  • Kankana

    oh yes, I hear ya! And then there are those who would pick one spinach at a time if given a choice. Ok, may be not to that extend, but you get my idea!

  • Jeanette

    I love that top photo with the ice cream dripping down the ice cream scoop!

  • daisy

    Love condensed milk. I used to get in trouble as a kid for eating it straight out of the can. I can’t believe I haven’t made ice cream with it, but thanks to you, it’ll be on the list. I love the addition of malted milk powder. Genuis, Jen!


  • Katrina

    This looks sooo good!! LOVE it!

  • Valerie

    I thought I was all alone when it came to this form of rage. Thank you…thank you. :D
    Just thinking about slooow grocery carts is making me hot and bothered, I need some of this luxurious ice cream, STAT!

  • Hayley

    Ewwww I HAAAAAAAAAATE slow grocery shoppers! That is exactly why I choose to wake my ass up early at 6am every Friday and go when no one’s up. That way, I can shop in peace without screaming kids, annoying shoppers, slow-pokes, and the like. UGH!

    I need some ice cream now.

  • Lorraine

    Hehe aisle hogs get me! Those people who leave their trolley in the middle of the aisle. Makes me wonder how they park! :P

  • Lorraine

    Hehe aisle hogs get me! Those people who leave their trolley in the middle of the aisle. Makes me wonder how they park! :P

  • Deborah Dowd

    I love the malted milk flavor, so this one is on my list of ice creams I am trying at home. Definitely worth the extra squats it will take to work it off!

  • Barbara

    Love the pictures with the melty ice cream. Fortunately most of our markets are huge and I rarely get annoyed at the market.

  • Nutmeg Nanny

    These photos are wonderful, this looks delicious :)

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    “You’ve got indecisive folk who hover at the egg section trying to decide what to buy” Uh…I think that’s me you’re talking about! I may be guilty of hovering.

  • Kathryn

    Ha, I get exactly the same rage too! Our nearest store is so small that all it takes is one person to stand still for too long and complete chaos ensues. Love condensed milk ice cream – this is a stunner!

  • Hayley

    been looking for a good malted milk icecream recipe everywhere, never thought about adding condensed milk, pure genius. about to whip up a batch with a swirl of dulce de leche… YUM

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

    This is a great recipe. Pinned, so I won’t forget to make it.

  • Linda Arney

    LOLLOL…the best way to handle your issue is to find a day and time where the store doesn’t have a lot of the people shopping that you have issues with. For me it is early in the weekday mornings! I am a senior[probably one of the people who grate on you by taking my time shopping] I assure you IF my knees were younger, I would be faster! So, I try to shop the days and times I know the stores are not filled with the younger, family crowds…Maybe MIDNIGHT would work for you! Course you will probably have to deal with the WEIRD WalMart people who seem to be out that time of evening! LOLLOL On second thought just order your stuff online and have it delivered!!! That way you do not have to “deal” with anyone! and can save that RAGE for the roadways where it belongs! LOLLOL Good luck and happy shopping!

  • Chelsie K

    Made this for national ice cream day!!
    oh my. the flavor is fantastic.
    i do think i made a mistake somewhere as it started melting REALLY quickly- but i think that is my fault— either not churning it long enough or not letting it thicken enough when cooking the base!!
    but it is definitely an ice cream i will attempt again!!
    rich. creamy. delicious.
    thank you!!