When we had a week of surprise sunshine and warm temperatures earlier this month, I had been hopeful that summer would extend right through to the end of September. But alas, Raincouver is back with a vengeance. The last few days have seen howling winds and sideways rain. Welcome, Fall. It’s officially time to switch from iced coffee in the morning to a warming drink instead. The last couple of days, I’ve been drinking Horlicks with a shot of espresso. Hor-what you ask?!
Horlicks is a malt drink mix. Though it was developed by two English-born brothers in the United States, I tend to think of Horlicks as a “Chinese drink”. It’s quite popular in Hong Kong, and hence it became a staple in many Chinese immigrant households in Vancouver. Other kids drank Nestle Quik growing up. I drank Horlicks.
Horlicks is actually quite good for, with 45% of your daily recommended calcium and 10% of your daily iron in each serving. When mixed into a basic ice cream custard, it makes for an incredibly rich, delectable, and — dare I say — healthy dessert!
Horlicks Ice Cream (makes about 1.25 L)
3/4 cup Horlicks powder
1/2 cup white sugar
3 cups half-and-half cream
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