Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Roasted Marshmallow Milkshake

I betcha never have had a roasted marshmallow shake before, eh?

Me neither. And it's strikingly difficult to "swallow" the fact that this has been a void in my life until tonight.

Yup. My man and I put the kiddies into deep z's, crept downstairs, and stealthily made and engulfed the entire thing for our two happy palates. All I can say is that, you gotta try it. Refreshing, addicting, comforting, tantalizing, and luscious are just a few of the adjectives that instantly come to mind and do it some justice.

How do you roast your marshmallows, ps? Do you sit there patiently balancing your marshmallow rod over a hot flame while it slowly churns into light golden brownness? Or do you
take pure childish joy in flinging it to and fro until it catches fire?? I've always been on the latter side of the spectrum, but tonight, we very patiently waited out those long 6 minutes while the mallows took their sweet time tanning under the broiler until they were dark golden brown- but not charred. You may try it however.

But you must try it-that, is the no-optional portion of this post!:)

Roasted Marshmallow Milkshake

{adapted just slightly from Spike Mendelsohn's recipe via Joy the Baker}

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 metal skewers and roast over your stove top burner. Alternatively, place on a cookie sheet and broil for 5-7 minutes, watching very carefully so they don’t blow up. Alternatively again and if you are super duper ambitious, roast via normally over a nice set up campfire outside. Once the ‘mallows are roasted, place them in a blender with ice cream, milk, and vanilla. 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.

1 comment:

Kirsten Krason said...

uhhhh..... you are an amazing cook. I am so impressed with these recipes. I am horrible at cooking so I look forward to learning a few things from you.