Our Recipes + Your Inbox = ♥

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Where everything's made with love

Malted Milk Ball Pie Recipe

Published:  • 
Last Modified: May 11, 2020
Published: May 11, 2020

Sharing is caring!

A Throwback Recipe From The 70's

Malted Milk Ball Pie! How had I forgotten that recipe? I've been hit by a wave of nostalgia - again. One of the best parts of going to the movies in my younger days was always the candy! Would it be Junior Mints, Milk Duds, or maybe Hot Tamales? I hated Mike and Ikes and Swedish Fish? Eww, just plain gross, ugh!! For me it was Whoppers all the way!

I loved the chocolate coating and the way the crisp, light insides melted in my mouth. Hey, I still do! That's why when I stumbled over this recipe in the Betty Jane's cookbook from my store, memories of summers on the farm came flooding back. I knew I had to make it again.

malted milk ball pie recipe

A Very Easy Way To Make Pie Crust

Back then, I made it in a graham cracker crust and that would still work fine. But just a few days ago, I found a super easy way to make an excellent tradtional pie crust! Without cold butter and a rolling pin! It appealed to me, too, because it's not sweet and the slightly salty taste and flakiness really compliments the ice cream filling.

So easy a child can make it so I decided to call it Patty Cake Pie Crust!

patty cake pie crust

Make The Malted Milk Ball Pie Filling

Combine the softened ice cream with malted milk ball powder and stir in crushed malted milk balls! It was kinda fun to smack the malted milk balls in a baggie with my wooden rolling pin! Conjures up a game of "whack-a-malt!" Of course, I popped a few in my mouth for old time's sake!

crushed malted milk balls

Put The Filling In The Cooled Crust

malted milk ball pie filling

Stick It In The Freezer While You Make The Topping

The topping is nothing more than whipped cream with more malted milk powder and a bit of marshmallow creme! Beat it until it holds nice peaks then spread it on top of the pie. Now, all that's left to do is garnish it with the rest of the crushed malted milk balls! Ta da!

malted milk ball pie

It's Like A Cross Between A Malt Shop And Candy At The Movies

malted milk ball pie

Yield: 10 servings

Malted Milk Ball Pie Recipe

malted milk ball pie

A tasty ice cream pie that's a cross between a favorite movie theatre candy and a trip to the malt shop!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 27 minutes


Patty Cake Pie Crust

  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring optional

Malted Milk Ball Pie Filling

  • 1 Quart Vanilla Ice Cream, Softened
  • 3 Tbsp Malted Milk Ball Powder
  • 1/2 cup crushed malted milk balls

Malted MIlk Ball Pie Topping

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream very cold
  • 3 Tbsp marshmallow creme
  • 3 Tbsp malted milk powder


  • 1/2 cup crushed malted milk balls



  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl and stir with a fork until all flour is incorporated and dough forms a ball.
  2. Put dough in center of 9" pie plate and using hands, pat dough gently into place. Can flute edges with fingers. If baking without filling, prick holes all over bottom crust with a fork before baking.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. Cool before filling.


  1. Combine softened ice cream with 3 T malted milk powder and 1/2 cup crushed malted milk balls. Stir until everything is blended and put ice cream filling in crust. Put in freezer while making topping.
  2. To make topping, combine whipping cream, marshmallow creme and three tablespoons of malted milk powder. Beat until peaks form and stand. Spread over top of pie and garnish with remaining crushed malted milk balls. Freeze at least three hours. Take out 15 minutes before serving so it can soften a little bit.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 433Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 184mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 6g

Oh boy! So good and rich that you only need a small slice to satisfy your sweet tooth! Easy enough to make you can whip one up in a few minutes and keep it stashed in your freezer for a yummy treat whenever you want!

If you enjoyed this recipe today, please share it on your social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. I’d sure be tickled and ever so grateful, thank you! 

If you haven’t already, check out my Facebook page where I’ll be posting easy, delicious and family-friendly recipes every week!

What was your favorite movie theater candy? Do you think you could make it into a pie?

Love, GB (Betty Streff)

Sharing is caring!

One comment on “Malted Milk Ball Pie Recipe”

Tell me what you think

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Website designed and built with ♥ by 
BirchKey Digital
Skip to Recipe