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Kit Kat Ice Cream

kit kat ice cream recipeWhat I really should call this ice cream is “Kitty Cat” ice cream. My children are getting to the point where homemade ice cream is no longer impressive to them. They are so jaded. I try to tell them that not all mom’s make their kids ice cream from scratch. But they don’t believe me. When I made this, they were skeptical, but once they tasted it, they begged for more. “Mama, can I have some more kitty cat ice cream?” Maybe I still can impress them every now and again.

This recipe comes from my new friend Susan Whetzel’s (we met at the glorious Dole event that I will tell you about later this week) book The Everything Ice Cream, Gelato, and Frozen Desserts Cookbook. It has tons of great recipes for all things frozen, and lots of helpful tips. I heard from a little bird the Susan might be having a gigantic giveaway over on her blog today. Go on over and check it out. And while you are at it, buy her book and have a summer filled with frozen deliciousness. I promise, you will not be sorry.

kit kat ice cream recipe1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 cup malted milk powder
pinch salt
3 egg yolks
3 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
1 cup heavy cream
1 Tablespoon vanilla
3 full size Kit Kat bars

kit kat ice cream recipeIn a saucepan, combine milk, sugar, cocoa, malted milk powder, and salt. Stir and heat to a simmer until the sugar and cocoa is dissolved, do not let this mixture boil.

kit kat ice cream recipeIn a medium mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks.

kit kat ice cream recipeDrizzle half of the cocoa mixture into the eggs to temper them, you do not want scrambled egg ice cream now do you? Add the egg mixture back into the saucepan and heat until thickened.

kit kat ice cream recipeTake the egg mixture off of the heat. Pour it through a strainer into a heat proof bowl. Add the chopped chocolate, heavy cream, and vanilla.

kit kat ice cream recipeMix well, cover with plastic wrap, and chill completely cold, or overnight.

kit kat ice cream recipeFreeze according to your ice cream makers instructions.

kit kat ice cream recipeChop the Kit Kat into small pieces.

kit kat ice cream recipePour the ice cream into a container and mix in Kit Kats.

kit kat ice cream recipeFreeze until the ice cream hardens. Garnish with Kit Kats.

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Kit Kat Ice Cream


Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup malted milk powder
  • pinch salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 full size Kit Kat bars

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, combine milk, sugar, cocoa, malted milk powder, and salt. Stir and heat to a simmer until the sugar and cocoa is dissolved, do not let this mixture boil.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks.
  3. Drizzle half of the cocoa mixture into the eggs to temper them, you do not want scrambled egg ice cream now do you? Add the egg mixture back into the saucepan and heat until thickened.
  4. Take the egg mixture off of the heat. Pour it through a strainer into a heat proof bowl. Add the chopped chocolate, heavy cream, and vanilla.
  5. Mix well, cover with plastic wrap, and chill completely cold, or overnight.
  6. Freeze according to your ice cream makers instructions.
  7. Chop the Kit Kat into small pieces.
  8. Pour the ice cream into a container and mix in Kit Kats.
  9. Freeze until the ice cream hardens. Garnish with Kit Kats.

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  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    May 15th, 2012 at 8:25 am

    This looks and sounds so fabulous!

  2. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    It really is!

  3. kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    May 15th, 2012 at 8:29 am

    I just got a ice cream maker for Mothers Day. This looks dangerously good. πŸ™‚

  4. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    How fun! That was a nice Mother’s Day gift.

  5. Blog is the New Black

    May 15th, 2012 at 8:30 am

    OMG- I am in awe of what a delicious recipe this is!

  6. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    thanks Liz! It was really fun to make too!

  7. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven

    May 15th, 2012 at 8:33 am

    LOVE Kit Kats! This looks a little too good…

  8. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    You will love this then! I love a frozen Kit Kat!

  9. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

    May 15th, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Mmm…this looks fantastic! The chocoholic’s summer dream! πŸ˜€

  10. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    thanks Caroline!

  11. Brenda (kookt)

    May 15th, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Wow wanna taste this delicious icecream!
    Don’t have a icecream maker, but when I see a recipee like this I know I want to have one!
    Your kids are so lucky Bree!

  12. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Thank you Brenda, they are really a lot better than they used to be, and have come down in price. Get one, you will love it!

  13. Sarah

    May 15th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Yum! I love the colors you used for the final shoot. So summery and cool…like ice cream .:D

  14. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Thanks Sarah! Crate and Barrel linen and a bowl from an apple orchard of all places.

  15. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    May 15th, 2012 at 9:43 am

    I’d feel like the luckiest person on the planet to experience one of your homemade ice creams! Kit Kats are one of my favorite candy bars from childhood. Looks like lots of flavor and a great crunch in that bowl!

  16. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Why thank you Julia! Come on over and I’ll make you some!

  17. Lauren @ Part Time House Wife

    May 15th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I’m totally making this!!! I bought an ice cream maker attatchment months ago…and it’s been in my freezer freezing…waiting… hoping I would make something delish like this… Yummm.. This would not last long in my house!

  18. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Have fun with it! I love making homemade ice cream, it never gets old.

  19. daniela

    May 15th, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Can you make this without an ice cream maker? What else can I use instead of malted milk powder?

  20. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Not this kind, and you can just leave it out.

  21. Dani

    November 1st, 2013 at 11:23 am

    We loved this ice cream so much I made an alternative version this week – one without an ice cream maker (I do get a little lazy sometimes). I thought I’d share with those who do not have an ice cream maker, but want to try your wonderful ice cream. It’s not exactly the same, but it’s a pretty good alternative!

    If I’m not imposing, and you’d like to post for your readers, the recipe follows:

    500ml heavy whipping cream
    1 can sweetened condensed milk
    then your –
    2 tbsp cocoa powder
    1/4 c. malted milk powder
    1 tsp. vanilla
    kit kat bars

    Whip all (except kit kats) together until stiff peaks form, then mix in the kit kats. Throw in the freezer overnight and it’s done!

  22. Rebecca

    May 15th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    As usual, your photos are beautiful. I love making my own ice cream too and my kids are ridiculously spoiled with homemade food . . . so much so, that they just want junk food from the store instead of what I make them πŸ™‚

  23. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Thank you Rebecca! So do mine, they have no idea how lucky they are.

  24. Cassie

    May 15th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    This is so awesome, Bree! Kit Kat’s cannot be beat!

  25. Paula @ Dishing the Divine

    May 15th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I’m on it. πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to try this! My husband LOVES to freeze his kit kate, so maybe he’ll eat this ice cream even though it’s chocolate based. πŸ™‚

  26. anita

    May 15th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    this look divine!

  27. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    thank you Anita.

  28. patsy

    May 15th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I am going to have to make this for my boys! I started making ice cream last year and it’s still a treat to them when I do… even though I have 2 flavors in the freezer as I type this! lol!

  29. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    I love making ice cream! It is still super fun for me.

  30. Jennifer | Mother Thyme

    May 15th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Kit Kat is my favorite! What a great idea. This looks so good!

  31. Becca - Cookie Jar Treats

    May 15th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I’ve never had homemade ice cream, so even just tasting a spoon full would probably rock my world. This looks awesome, especially since Kit Kats are one of my favorite candy bars! πŸ™‚

  32. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    thank you Becca, at least I can impress someone!

  33. tanja

    May 16th, 2012 at 12:59 am

    this looks delicious. I am always worried about using eggs in ice cream.

  34. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Thank you. I have mellowed so much about that, but I completely understand.

  35. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    May 16th, 2012 at 5:06 am

    I just got an ice cream maker last week so I am thrilled that I actually get to make this!

  36. bakedbree

    May 18th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    An ice cream maker is a dangerous piece of equipment! I love making my own ice cream!

  37. Cindy

    May 16th, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I made this for dinner tonight, it came together so quick and everyone loved it! Including Mr. Picky 4 year old that won’t eat anything besides hash browns and chicken nuggets. Thanks for a great recipe!!

  38. Judy

    May 16th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Sounds delish! Is the malted milk powder just for flavor or does it have an additional purpose? I don’t care for the malted milk flavor and would like to leave it out. Not sure what to substitute though. Any ideas?

  39. bakedbree

    May 18th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I’d just leave it out. It is for flavor.

  40. amanda @ fake ginger

    May 16th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Kit Kats are my husband’s favorite! I can’t wait to make this for him when he comes home!

    Also, that bowl is SO cute!

  41. bakedbree

    May 18th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks Amanda, I got it at an apple orchard of all places.

  42. Jacqueline @howtobeagourmand

    May 16th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Bree! What a fantastic recipe! I guess I’m just going to have to get an ice cream maker after all πŸ™‚

  43. bakedbree

    May 18th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Be warned – you will eat a lot of ice cream.

  44. tanja

    May 17th, 2012 at 7:55 am

    II hope this message comes through. Are the eggs cooked long enough? I am always worried about salmonella when I see an ice cream recipe with eggs in it. It looks delicious though and would really like to give it a try

  45. bakedbree

    May 18th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    They are cooked enough for me. I do not worry about it in the least bit.

  46. Lauren

    May 17th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    This looks delicious! Ok, off the wall question – where is that adorable bowl from?!

  47. bakedbree

    May 18th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I actually bought them at a farmers market, but when I get home (I am in the airport right now) I will see if I can find out who makes them.

  48. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    May 18th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Milka?! Is that common in the US now? If it is, woohoo! My German husband will be very happy to learn that he won’t have to live on Hershey’s when we move back.

    And this ice cream looks fantastic! Homemade ice creams is ALWAYS impressive and I’m sure one day your kids will learn how lucky they are to have a mom who makes all this wonderful homemade food. πŸ™‚

  49. bakedbree

    May 18th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I got Milka at the commissary, and we tend to get a lot of European brands. I am glad that I was able to impress you!

  50. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    May 24th, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Oh, I see. Thanks for the info. πŸ™‚

  51. Andy

    May 25th, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Cute idea using Kits Kat Bars. We use to own a few vending machines. They were always a big hit.

  52. bakedbree

    May 28th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Thanks Andy! A frozen kit kat is amazing.

  53. Ffion

    May 31st, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    That looks delicious. Last week I made Snickers Ice Cream and it was gorgeous. Going to work my way through all my favourite Chocolate bars now. Also good call with the Milka, I made Guinness and chocolate ice cream with Milka and it was lovely.

  54. bakedbree

    May 31st, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Good idea. Heath and Almond Joys should be up next.

  55. Gloria

    June 3rd, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Hi Bree! You have a beautiful blog…I always look forward to seeing what you are up to in the kitchen. I made your Kit Kat Ice Cream last weekend and pretty much demolished all of it by myself (very dangerous stuff!). I adore Kit Kat’s and this was so fun to make. The addition of malted milk powder was just the right touch. Thanks for sharing!

  56. bakedbree

    June 4th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Thank you so much Gloria! I cannot take the credit, it was all Susan!

  57. Karen

    June 4th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    This looks delicious! I will have to try this soon.

  58. bakedbree

    June 6th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    It is Karen, making ice cream is so much fun.

  59. Lauren

    June 12th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    What size ice cream maker is this recipe for?

  60. bakedbree

    June 12th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I believe 1 quart.

  61. Marlena

    January 19th, 2013 at 11:10 am

    This ice cream recipe sounds so delicious! I have a question though. My son is allergic to eggs. Would it significantly change the taste/texture of the ice cream if I omitted the egg?

  62. bakedbree

    January 22nd, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    I would use this one as the base https://bakedbree.wpengine.com/chocolate-ice-cream and make it a Kit Kat version.

  63. Becky

    September 13th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I just made this ice cream for my Kit Kat loving husband’s birthday and it is SO delicious! Thanks for the great recipe and can’t wait to try some more πŸ™‚

  64. bakedbree

    September 19th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    So glad Becky!

  65. Dani

    October 27th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I made this for my son (wink) this weekend and it was amazing!

    I try to save calories where I can, so with sugar being over 700 cal./cup (yikes!), I did substitute it with a stevia based baking sweetener. I can tell it’s not real sugar, but the rest is so wonderful it doesn’t bother me at all. The only other thing I did differently was to put the kit kats in a gallon zip lock bag and crush them. I was careful not to pulverize them so we still got mostly whole pieces. It worked great!

    Thank you – thank you – thank you for sharing!

  66. bakedbree

    October 28th, 2013 at 10:44 am

    you are welcome!

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