I think I’ve found the perfect drinkable dessert. This milkshake was the result of a quick decision – I wanted to come up with an original/adapted recipe to post on here again. I was browsing Instagram, and what popped up? Smitten Kitchen’s recipe for pasta salad. Instead of scrolling past, I stopped and went through the last several recipes she has posted, one of which was a toasted marshmallow shake. I checked the pantry, and of course we had marshmallows, begging me to use them for this shake. So I did.
The first step? To toast marshmallow, obviously. I threw mine under the broiler for about two to three minutes, until they were nicely golden. Don’t be afraid to get color on the marshmallows because the toasty-ness adds flavor.
After broiling them, transfer the marshmallows to a bowl and put them in the freezer for a bit until they aren’t warm anymore.
Get out your blender and add the toasted marshmallows. Add the milk and blend until smooth – you’ve made marshmallow milk (and I strongly recommend tasting a little bit of it. It’s delish!).
From here, you’ll want to add in the ice cream, vanilla and sour cream. Trust me, the sour cream is important – it helps to balance out the super sweet marshmallow.
Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake
- 10 marshmallows
- ~1/3 c. milk
- 1 1/2 c. vanilla ice cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. sour cream
- whipped cream
- Preheat your broiler to 500 degrees. Put your glass in the freezer so that it’s nice and cold for your milkshake.
- On a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, spread out nine marshmallows. Put them under the broiler for about two minutes or until they are nicely browned. Be sure to watch them closely, because once they start gaining color, they get brown quickly!
- Once browned, transfer marshmallows to a bowl and place into a freezer. Chill them until they are no longer warm.
- In a blender, combine toasted marshmallows with milk until smooth (use more milk if you prefer thinner shakes, use less if you like thick shakes).
- Add vanilla ice cream, vanilla extract and sour cream. Blend until the shake reaches your desired consistency, but don’t over-blend or it will be soupy.
- Pour your milkshake into the chilled glass and top with whipped cream and a toasted marshmallow. Add a festive straw – I swear it makes it taste even better. Enjoy!