One Dollar Vanilla Malted Milkshake
Often times, my 4th grade kiddo and I go out and enjoy a fine Vanilla Malted Milkshake. That is our father-daughter bonding time – we go out for a walk, chat, and enjoy a malted shake. I was paying about six dollars for a single large vanilla malted milkshake. I can afford it, but it just didn’t feel right.
My kiddo is a good saver and I have spent a lot of time teaching money lessons. I felt that I wasn’t setting a good example to my daughter my our frequent visits to the local ice cream shop for a six dollar vanilla malted shake.
Vanilla Malted Milkshake Recipe
I started doing a little bit of digging into how to make a malted milkshake. It was surprisingly simple – all you need is a blender and a few simple things:
- Vanilla Ice Cream – 2-3 scoups
- Whole Milk – 1 cup
- Nestle Carnation Original Malted Milk – 1 tablespoon
Put all of the above in a blender and blend for ~1 minute. Pour into a cup and enjoy the malted shake!
Adjust ice cream vs. milk proportion to make the shake thick or thin to your liking.
Vanilla Malted Milkshake Cost
Nothing is complete without a cost analysis. So, here is the breakdown:
Vanilla Ice Cream: $0.48 – 48 oz store brand ice cream costs ~$2.49 – assuming 3 oz per scoop, there are 16 scoops, so the cost per scoop is about $0.16, so for three scoops, the cost is $0.48.
Whole Milk: $0.20 – 1 gallon whole milk costs about $3.20 – a gallon of milk has 16 cups, so cost per cup = $0.20.
Malted Milk Powder: $0.14 – 13 oz Nestle Malted Original Malted Milk costs ~$3.72 – 13 oz has ~26 tablespoons – cost per tablespoon = $0.14.
The grand total comes to $0.82. For about $1, you can enjoy a fine glass of malted milkshake.
Recently, we had our friends over for dinner and I made it for them. Their kids loved it – I got a call from their mom the following day asking for the recipe, I was flattered. I thought why not write about it.
The Experience – Priceless
I love it when my daughter comes asking me for a malt. She likes the one I make better than the one we get at the store.
It is priceless to see to the smile on her face and the time of bonding we have together enjoying our favorite beverage.