Malted Milk Chocolate Protein Shake

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I have so many wonderful memories of Easter morning growing up, but one of my favorite childhood memories is when my mom would hide easter baskets for my sisters and me, and we would run around the house trying to find them. My mom would fill our Easter baskets with all kinds of fun little toys, and a few of our favorite Easter candies. My favorite candies were Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs and Malted Milk Ball Robin Eggs. If you like Malted Milk Ball Robin Eggs, (also known as Whoppers), then you will love this Malted Milk Chocolate Protein Shake!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 5-10 Minutes.


Measure out the first five ingredients, and place them in the blender.


Measure out your ice. I use a general rule of thumb, which is using enough ice to fill the cup I will be using. (I like my shakes thick enough to eat like a milkshake, but if you wanted a thinner consistency, use about 1/2 the amount of ice!)


Next, place a few of your malted milk balls in a ziplock bag, and crush them using a rolling pin, a meat pounder, or even the bottom of a glass!

(This step is certainly optional~ because the malted milk balls are an optional garnish! )


Add water to blender just before blending, and blend until shake has reached desired consistency. Pour into serving glass.


Garnish with with light whipped cream, and a few crushed malted milk balls if desired!


1 scoop Vanilla or chocolate protein powder1
1/2 cup Cottage cheese (or 1 cup plain yogurt)2
2-3 tbs Cocoa powder
2 tbs Plain or chocolate malted milk powder
2-3 pktsStevia or whatever low calorie sweetener you choose (to taste)
5-10 Ice cubes (depending on how thick you like it, use less for a thinner consistency)
4-6 oz Water (again alter this according to desired consistency)
OptionalA few malted milk balls to garnish

1 Should havearound 100 calories per scoop (use can also use more scoops if your making it a meal)

2 This may sound strange, but TRUST me… this is what makes the ‘MILKSHAKE’ consistency! Also, if you are sensitive to dairy, you can use tofu to get the same consistency!

Katie's Tip!

I like my shakes thick enough to eat like a milkshake, but if you wanted a thinner consistency, use about 1/2 the amount of ice!

Nutrition Breakdown

1 Serving
260 Calories Per Serving
4 g Fat
20 g Carbohydrate
4 g Fiber
10 g Sugar
42 g Protein
5 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Ashley said:

sooooooo cute.. gotta love EASTER CANDY!!! :)

April 19th, 2011 — 8:23am  |  Reply

Lauren@LittleYellowKitchen said:

This is too cute! I love robins eggs so putting them in a milkshake sounds great. Cottage cheese is an interesting addition, I never would have thought of that!

April 19th, 2011 — 9:07am  |  Reply

Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) said:

I love this for Easter! And packed with protein, amazing :D

April 19th, 2011 — 11:46am  |  Reply

Ellie@fitforthesoul said:

wowwwwwwww awesome recipe and photos sista! love it. I don’t know if I’ve ever tried a REAL malted milk shake…hmmmmm

April 19th, 2011 — 12:25pm  |  Reply

Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said:

How fun! This is so pretty. :-)

April 19th, 2011 — 1:01pm  |  Reply

Tara @ trulysimplebits said:

Your egg pictures are beautiful! Looks like they are right out of a magazine :)

Just stumbled on your blog now. Looking forward to reading more. Thanks for sharing!

April 19th, 2011 — 1:05pm  |  Reply

Emily said:

AWWW I so love this post!! It makes me miss being a kid. Guess I gotta have one of these to make up for all they yummy-ness of Easter. Love it… and LOVE YOU!

April 19th, 2011 — 5:17pm  |  Reply

Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily said:

That looks amazing. I actually use that Designer Whey also. It’s really yummy.

April 20th, 2011 — 11:13am  |  Reply

Char said:

This looks soooo yummy!! You take amazing pictures that just seal the deal on that shake :D

April 21st, 2011 — 3:36am  |  Reply

Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner said:

Oh my gosh! THESE ARE AMAZING!!!! I wish they had dairy alternatives for these ingredients, because milk gives me a stomach ache! SO cute! :D

April 21st, 2011 — 6:04am  |  Reply

Chris said:

Maca has a malt like taste.
You could also try carob powder, or a combination of both.

April 21st, 2011 — 7:42pm  |  Reply

Jaime said:

WOW.. I am in LOVE with this milkshake, er should I say protein shake. I could eat this for dessert everyday! Thanks Katie :)

July 6th, 2011 — 9:45am  |  Reply

Kiley said:

This is brilliant! THanks :)

July 18th, 2011 — 10:58am  |  Reply

Catherine @ Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth said:

This looks like such a yummy easter treat! Love the idea of using cottage cheese!

March 23rd, 2012 — 2:20pm  |  Reply

Cerissa said:

Thanks again, Katie! I’ve had this 3 times this week for breakfast (after working out) and I’m lovin’ it! Soooo hits the spot. Also, I add a handful of spinach to the mix to add a little more green into my day. The chocolate and malt is so rich and yummy, you can’t even tell it’s there!

March 28th, 2012 — 6:11pm  |  Reply

Jenilee said:

It was super chocolaty, and I think I might make a few changed next time.

Less cocoa powder (1-1/2 tbs), and 3 tbs malted milk powder. Maybe some vanilla for flavoring.

I had this for dessert and it is good. I use designer whey most of the time, but didn’t have the chocolate one, so I used EAS whey. Not my favorite protein powder.

Love your recipes though!

June 10th, 2012 — 11:49pm  |  Reply

Wendy said:

I just made a 1/2 recipe of this shake and it was great. I have to watch my salt intake, and some cottage cheese products have a ton of salt. I found one (Hood)that has NO SALT! Also, I used the minimum amount of cocoa powder, the maximum amount of ice (5 cubes for half recipe), and 1 teaspoon of Truvia spoonable (a mixture of Stevia and Erythritol). It was soooo good! Just like the best malted milk shake, except more refreshing, and guilt-free. Brilliant recipe Katie. Thanks!

June 27th, 2012 — 10:46pm  |  Reply

Sashanna Caldwell said:

I have great memories of being a kid and going with my dad to Steak ‘n’ Shake, where he would always get a vanilla malt shake. I made this for myself in chocolate and for my husband in strawberry and it took me back to my childhood immediately! These are delicious! I have to share with my dad next time I go to visit my parents.

October 1st, 2012 — 10:30am  |  Reply

Lorri Urban said:

My son is taking protein shake mixes to GAIN weight. (I wish I had that problem) Can we use just plain sugar & non fat free stuff? Will it change the texture/taste at all?

March 18th, 2013 — 11:16am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

sure can! :)

March 18th, 2013 — 1:04pm  | 

Kelly S Elliott said:

I have to make this one for my husband he was very unhappy about Starbucks discontinuing the Mocha Malt Frappachino. I won’t tell him it is healthy till he drinks of course.

May 1st, 2015 — 5:18pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Thanks Tara! :)

April 19th, 2011 — 8:54pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Thanks Maryea!

April 19th, 2011 — 8:54pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Thanks Ellie! :)

April 19th, 2011 — 8:55pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Lauren… You have to try the cottage cheese! :) Its AMAZING I promise!

April 19th, 2011 — 8:55pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Thanks Char! My hubby’s the photog.. I’ll have to tell him you said that!

April 21st, 2011 — 5:51am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

aww.. yeah i dont know that there is an alternative for malted milk powder!

April 21st, 2011 — 6:46am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thank you kiley!

July 19th, 2011 — 10:56am  |  Reply

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