Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake



Are you one of those people who perfectly toasts their marshmallows to a golden brown?

How on earth do you do that!?  I don’t get it.  You must have the patience of a marshmallow saint.

I’m a burn-and-blow kind of girl.  Turn the marshmallow into a torch… blow it out… repeat.

The patience technique  baffles me.  In fact… I secretly looooove to brush my marshmallow torch against the slow rollers and set their marshmallows on fire.  They totally hate that.

Marshmallow meets open flame… it’s important in this recipe.


I had no idea that this whole Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake was a thing.  Amazing.  Spike Mendelsohn… that cute dude with the hat from Top Chef invented this thing.  Nice work.  High five.


Now!  I’m going to need you to super toast your marshmallows.  Don’t be afraid of a little black char.  In fact… I say welcome the char.  It’s those itty bitty burny bits that really make this Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake taste like…. you know… a TOASTED Marshmallow Milkshake.

Incidentally… this shake is so good… SO GOOD… that I’ve made it twice in one day.  In fact, I’m drinking one now… I also have the heater on in my house.  This totally makes sense.

Ps.  I know I’m supposed to be making cranberry and pumpkin recipes right now…  I just needed to make this happen.  So do you.


Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake

adapted just slightly from Spike Mendelsohn’s recipe

makes two small or one large milkshake (about 2 1/2 cups)

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8-10 large marshmallows

3 large scoops vanilla ice cream or a heaping 1-cup of vanilla ice cream

1/2 cup of milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place marshmallows on  skewer and toast until slightly charred over a gas flame.  If you don’t have skewers or a gas range, you can toast the marshmallows on a sheet tray in the broiler for 2 or 3 minutes.  Keep an eye on the marshmallows as they’re in the oven.  They’re liable to burst into marshmallow flames pretty quick.  Place on a plate to cool slightly.

In a blender mix together ice cream, milk, vanilla extract and toasted marshmallows.  Save one or two toasted marshmallows to top the milkshake(s).  Blend well.  For a thinner milkshake add more milk.  If you’d like it a bit thicker… add more ice cream.   Pour into glasses and top with toasted marshmallows.  Enjoy on the quick.

329 thoughts on “Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake

  1. You need an open fire in your life, we have one in our house and it makes the best ‘char’
    Definitely going to make this SOON!
    I bet toasted marshmallows dunked in coffee is good too

  2. yum I love toasted marshmallows when they’re so gooey inside they fall off the roasting stick! Must try this… or maybe just a super sweet marshmallow ice cream is required I wonder how well ooey gooey toasted marshmallows would go in an ice cream maker….?

  3. Yowza…that sounds really good! Are those homemade marshmallows? They don’t look like the average store bought kind. As for my roasting style… burn bright then extinguish quick! I love the contrast between the burnt part and the gooey insides!

    1. Light a fire in a wood stove (that is if you have one in your house), put on shorts and a sweater – consume milkshake, and tuck this away until summer and know that you have it perfected.

  4. Wow…now I’m craving one of these and it’s 1am. Cruel world!

    By the way, I’ve made s’mores in a toaster oven once and am convinced that that’s actually what they’re for because it toasted the marshmallows so perfectly. Love the polka dots!

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