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Good Stuff Eatery's Milky Way Malt

Good Stuff Eatery's Milky Way Malt 1.000

Renee Comet for The Washington Post; styling by Bonnie S. Benwick

Plate Lab May 19, 2016

This shake's ingredients invoke the best of what its inspiration — the Mars company’s 93-year-old Milky Way candy bar — has to offer, right down to the sauces painted on the inside walls of the glass it’s served in. A topping of fluffy whipped cream and crushed malted milk balls completes the set.

It has been on the menu at Good Stuff Eatery since the chain's first shop opened in 2008.

Where to Buy: Malted milk powder is available in large grocery stores.


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Tested size: 1 servings

  • 2 tablespoons good-quality dark fudge sauce
  • 2 tablespoons good-quality butterscotch or caramel sauce
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon malted milk powder (see headnote)
  • 10 ounces vanilla frozen custard or French vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
  • Whipped cream, for garnish
  • 2 or 3 malted milk balls, crushed, for garnish


Smear the fudge sauce (warmed, as needed, for easy application) on the inside of a tall milkshake glass; you’re going for irregular coverage here. Smear the butterscotch or caramel sauce in some of the clear spaces in and around the fudge sauce.

Combine the milk, malted milk powder and vanilla frozen custard or French vanilla ice cream in a blender or the metal cup of a milkshake machine. Blend just until smooth and thick.

Pour into the smeared glass. Immediately top with a good-size dollop of homemade or store-bought whipped cream and a small handful of crushed malted milk balls.

Recipe Source

Adapted from Max Albano, corporate chef for the Sunnyside Restaurant Group.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 920

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 36g 55%

Saturated Fat: 20g 100%

Cholesterol: 230mg 77%

Sodium: 440mg 18%

Total Carbohydrates: 136g 45%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 90g

Protein: 16g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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