Whoppers-Malted Milk Ice Cream Cake


My oldest son has declared this…”the best thing you have ever made.” He’s already requesting it for his birthday next March. I don’t blame him…it really is so, so good…it’s one of those sweets you crave after you’ve had a slice.  It is the perfect combination of flavor and especially texture.  

And it’s a big cake, perfect for summer parties. It freezes well, unmolds well…it’s all around super-easy, just like you want your summer to be. At the same time it’s impressive in it’s girth and taste. I will be making this again and again.

Growing up we never had ice cream cake/pies. I don’t even remember a Baskin-Robbins cake making an appearance. But my mom is a baker so I guess that is the reason.  Anyway, with temps finally hitting the 80’s in the Pacific Northwest, this has been the perfect indulgence.

I hope you give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.

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Whoppers-Malted Milk Ice Cream Pie

Recipe from: Created by Noble Pig | Serves: 12



  • 1-2/3 cups crushed chocolate graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled


  • 1 (12 ounce) carton Whoppers or malted milk balls
  • 2 quarts best quality vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1/2 cup malted milk powder


  • 7 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  • For crust, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Crush graham crackers in a food processor until finely ground. Add sugar and butter and pulse until fully combined. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 10" springform pan. The crumb mixture will be very dry. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until firm and set. Let cool completely.
  • Place Whoppers into a ziplock bag. Seal the bag and crush the candies with a mallet or a rolling pin. Put to the side a 1/2 cup of crushed Whoppers to be used as part of the topping. In a large bowl, stir ice cream , malted milk powder and remaining crushed Whoppers. Spread the ice cream mixture evenly over the cooled crust, making the top smooth. Freeze for one hour.
  • To make the topping, place heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Pour over chocolate chips and let sit for 1 minute. Whisk chocolate until very smooth and pour over the partially frozen ice cream cake. Sprinkle with reserved crushed Whoppers. Freeze until firm, another 6 hours or overnight.
  • Remove cake from freezer and let sit for 5 minutes. Loosen pan sides and run a knife around the inside of pan. Remove cake pan, sides and bottom and place on a serving plate. Use a sharp knife to cut into wedges


Sorry, but you won’t be able to stop thinking about this while it’s in the freezer…

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11 Comments and 7 Replies

  1. Fallon 1

    I want this for my birthday! Holy deliciousness that looks out of this world.

    • Cathy 2

      It is the perfect birthday cake…decadent and impressive as all birthday cakes should be!

  2. Love this!

  3. Alice 5

    Hi Cathy,
    Did you use vanilla or chocolate malted milk powder? Got a birthday child coming up Tuesday, this might be THE cake I make.

  4. I can see the texture in that cake, and it makes me crave it! Temps are around 100 here in Utah, so this would be really refreshing!

  5. Debbie 10

    Wow! Thank you for this gem! I made it Monday, with the intent of taking leftovers to work. Hubby has put his foot down- he apparently thinks it is appropriate for two people to hoard this. It is frozen after all so it will hold well, he says :)
    He has declared this one of the best recipes I have ever made and I have to agree. So easy, so delicious. Will be making another one next week for the coworkers.

    • Cathy 11

      So funny! My son would also not let me take any anywhere even though it’s so big! Glad you enjoyed it.

  6. Cynthia 12

    I made this for my sisters birthday on Sunday and it was a HUGE HIT!! Everyone loved it. I looked like a food goddess, and my dish was the best part of the meal. Thank you! This is making it into the rotation :)

  7. Shelly 13

    I just made this for my sons 17th Birthday and it was amazing! He loved it, my husband loved it and I, who am not a sweets eater, loved it! The birthday boy said he was not sharing and that it was all his. I was pleased with the gooeyness of the chocolate on top in contrast to the crunchiness at the bottom & the delicious malted tasting icecream.center.

  8. Kate 14

    I am really excited about making this ice cream pie!! Thank you for sharing….

  9. Markella Vavaka 15

    This ice cream cake looks amazing, and I definitely want to make it but I am currently living in Greece and I cannot find malted milk powder. Is there something I could substitute it with or can I just omit it?

  10. Erynne 17

    What brand of malted milk powder did you use? Ovaltine classic malt flavored milk mix or Nestle Carnation original malted milk mix?


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