Bittersweet Chocolate Malted Milkshakes

serves 2

recipe slightly adapted from Date Night In: More than 120 Recipes to Nourish Your Relationship

for the ganache

  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 shot espresso
  • 4 oz. chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • small pinch of kosher salt

Place the cream and espresso in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from the heat and add the chopped chocolate followed by a pinch of salt. Allow to sit for 1 minute and then whisk to combine. Cool to room temperature if using the same day, or if making ahead, cover and refrigerate. The chocolate ganache can be made up to 1 week in advance.

for the shake

  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 1 recipe chocolate ganache
  • 2 tablespoons malted milk powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons finely chopped Whoppers candies

In a blender, combine the ice cream, chocolate ganache, and malted milk powder. Pour into serving glasses (or make it one with two straws).

Whip the cream until soft peaks form. Garnish shakes with whipped cream and chopped up Whoppers candies.