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. Yum! I am so curious as to how marshmallows blend in a blender? You’d think they would be chunky and sticky or something… which is probably what makes this good. Can’t wait to test it!

  2. These looks delicious. I burn my marshmallows every time. I don’t have the patience to make them look pretty…or to fish. I’m just an impatient person!

  3. Those look so good! I agree — I have always loved the crispy, burned sugary part of a torched marshmallow. As I sit here eating my trusty oatmeal and blueberries before starting my day — I keep thinking how a toasted marshmallow shake would be the perfect chaser!.

  4. I always completely catch my marshmellows on fire let it burn for a few then blow out…how else are you supposed to get a nice charred crunchy coat? Other people just kind of warm their’ve gotta be in it to win it! Like this milkshake…just won my heart…so happening.

  5. I’m completely one of those annoyingly patient marshmallow roasters–I’ll sit for 5 solid minutes waiting for a perfectly golden brown marshmallow to cook. Everyone else around the fire has already eaten 3 charred marshmallows before I sink my teeth into my first!

    I’m SUPER excited about the pumpkin-cranberry recipe to come! Pumpkin-Walnut-Cranberry Quick bread is one of my favorites to make this time of year :)

  6. Add a little chocolate syrup and some graham crackers – and I’m thinking smores shake. Perfect for daughter’s 8th birthday tomorrow!

  7. …..I’ve had this shake befor at “Stand” in New York. This is also the same restaurant that Spike had this shake on the Food Network. They are SO incredibly good that I skip getting the burger now and just order the shake! I purposely did not search for the recipe online because I knew it would be the end of me. Thanks, I will now make these at home and gain 20lbs!

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