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Chocolate covered pretzel malted milkshake served in a blue cup with purple straw.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Malted Milkshakes

I’m not personally a big fan of pretzels but I’m a HUGE fan of Malts and Milkshakes. Now, if you cover the pretzel in chocolate that’s a whole different story. But why stop there in the quest of making pretzels better? That’s why I thought it would be a brilliant idea to use them in a Chocolate Covered Pretzel Malted Milkshakes. Brilliant it is! You’ll definitely want to give this a try.

Milkshakes are one of the easiest desserts you can make. It doesn’t matter if you’re making just one for yourself or many for a group. The process is the same amount of time either way. You’ll see a lot of malted milkshake recipes here at Chicken Fried Kitchen for two very simple reasons. First, my family and I love them! Second, I made a deal with my daughter that I would make a new flavor every weekend for us to share.

It’s those types of traditions that can and will create memories forever. Food has a way of sparking nostalgia and carrying its way through multiple generations. Malts and Milkshakes have definitely been a major part of my family for many years.

BUT…I know you’re not here to listen to me ramble on about all that!

Let’s make these Chocolate Covered Pretzel Malted Milkshakes!


Chocolate Covered Pretzel Malted Milkshakes

Ice Cream

For this recipe, I used Blue Bell’s Natural Vanilla Bean ice cream. You can of course whatever flavor or brand you prefer, but if you’ve never had Blue Bell I highly recommend you give it a shot. There is something about their flavor, texture, and creaminess that make them stand apart from the rest.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

What would a Chocolate Covered Pretzel Malted Milkshake be without the Pretzels? A plain vanilla milkshake… that’s what! I opted for the cookie crush sweet and salty pretzels and they worked perfectly. You get a bit of all of the flavors with each sip (or Gulp) without any of them being overpowering and the texture is perfect. You know there’s something in there but there aren’t any big chunks or pieces.

Malted Milk and Milk

If you’re making a Milkshake you can just use a little bit of milk to add some creaminess. If you want to take the flavor to another level, however, I highly recommend carnations malted milk powder. It’ll add some sweetness and provide a very distinct difference between a malt and a milkshake.


Chocolate Covered Pretzel Malted Milkshake served with pretzels on the side.

This going to be pretty cut and dry. Place all of the ingredients into a blender, blend it up, and serve.

With that being said, if you have a blender like the Instant Ace Nova you should definitely use the frozen desserts setting. There is something about the process it goes through that makes these milkshakes even creamier. There is nothing that bothers me more than a Malt or Milkshake that can’t be sucked through a straw or a glob of ice cream hits in the face as you drink it from a cup. Okay, there are things that might bother me a little bit more, but you get my point. Make them creamy!

In Conclusion

Malts and Milkshakes are an easy dessert to feed a crowd and this Chocolate Covered Pretzel Malted Milkshake is a real crowd pleaser. So that’s a double whammy!

Try them out and let me know in the comments what you thought. I’d also love to have any recommendations or requests on what type of Milkshakes you’d like to see featured.

If you love desserts, try out this Cast Iron Cookie Recipe. It’s perfectly gooey, warm, sweet, and salty!

Thank you so much for stopping in and as usual…

Happy Cooking,


Chocolate Covered Pretzel Malted Milkshakes

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Chicken Fried Kitchen Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy




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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Malted Milkshakes are the perfect mix of sweet and salty and a great way to switch up an amazing summer treat!


  • 5 Scoops 5 Blue Bell Pure Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

  • 3 3 Large Chocolate Covered Pretzels

  • 2 Tbsp. 2 Malted Milk Powder

  • 1/8 Cup 1/8 Milk


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend well until desired consistency. If you prefer your Milkshake to be thicker add more ice cream.
  • Serve and Enjoy.

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