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Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake

November 9, 2010

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake

adapted just slightly from Spike Mendelsohn’s recipe

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

Print this Recipe!

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.


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