Saturday, October 10, 2015

No-Churn Amarula Ice Cream Cake with Malted Chocolate Balls

Maltesers, Whispers, Whoppers - malted chocolate puff balls have many names, but I have a special place for the ones we call Chuckles here in South Africa. Mainly because the 40g suggested portion size Woolies has placed on the packet makes me LOL. Do you know how much 40g is?! Not enough. 

This no-churn ice cream is AMAZING - what's not to love about it? 
It's got condensed milk - YES, Amarula - YES! Chocolate sauce - Yes! 
Chuckles - A million times yes! 

The most difficult part of making this cake is chopping the malty chocolate balls in half. Warning: they do NOT like being chopped - I had quite a few runners who tried to escape the wrath of my knife. They of course didn't escape the wrath of being eaten though! Mwahaha. 

Note: I give an amount of malty chocolate balls in the ingredient list, but of course, you need to buy double - if you need to know why, then we can't be friends.

You may also leave out the Amarula; I would replace it with some Milo or hot chocolate powder (Nesquik!) dissolved in a bit of milk. I poured my ice cream mix into a fancy silicone bundt mould, but let's be honest here, no one will actually care what it looks like once they taste it because all you REALLY need is a spoon!

No-Churn Amarula Ice Cream Cake with Malted Chocolate Balls
Serves 6-8

600ml fresh cream
60ml (1/4 cup) Amarula (optional: use Milo or Hot Chocolate mixed in 60ml milk)
1/2 (400g) tin condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g dark chocolate, melted and cooled
100g malted chocolate puffs, halved plus extra to decorate 

Amarula Chocolate Sauce
55g dark chocolate, chopped
60ml cream
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp Amarula
1 tsp vanilla extract

Whip the cream until stiff peaks then add the Amarula and whip until combined.
Fold the condensed milk, vanilla and chocolate into the whipped cream. 
Pour into a lined cake tin or silicone mould, sprinkling in the halved chocolate malt puffs as you go. Freeze for 4-5 hours (or overnight) until firm. 
To make the sauce, place all the ingredients in a jug and microwave until melted and smooth. Allow to cool slightly. 
Unmould the ice ceam cake by briefly dipping into water and unmould it onto a chilled plate. Serve drizzled with the sauce and sprinkled with the malt puffs. 


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  1. OMG that looks amazing! I've never actually seen an ice cream cake made in a bundt pan, but it sounds like a cool idea. Love all the malted chocolate candies in here! :D

  2. As an aside, malted choc balls chucked into a box of salted popcorn is THE BEST