What better way to celebrate the warmer days than with a great ice cold milk shake, a toasted marshmallow milkshake that is. This milkshake is everything and more you could ever imagine a good shake should taste like. On your first try you think it is like a really good vanilla milkshake but on your second taste you realize it has a much more complex flavor.
I found this recipe in one of my newest favorite books for the summer, Bobby Flay's Burgers, Fries, and Shakes. This book has so far exceeded my expectations, and I'm looking forward to trying many more recipes out of it.
The recipe calls for only 3 ingredients: marshmallows, milk, and vanilla ice cream; that's it. The magic happens when it all comes together. One word of advice, do NOT walk away from your oven while the marshmallows are toasting, they brown very quickly.
I think once you have had this shake, you might have a hard time going back to regular vanilla shakes; it is that good.
I hope you'll give this one a try, it sure was a crowd pleaser in our house!
Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake
(adapted from Bobby Flay's Burgers, Fries, and Shakes)
(makes one 16-ounce or two 8-ounce shakes)
Nonstick cooking spray
9 large marshmallows
1/4 cup whole milk (I used 1 % and it tasted fine)
11 ounces (about 1 3/4 cups packed) vanilla ice cream
Additional toasted marshmallows, for garnish (optional)
Preheat the broiler. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Arrange the marshmallows flat on the baking sheet and place under the broiler until the tops are a deep golden brown color, about 40 seconds. Remove from the oven, carefully turn the marshmallows over, and broil until they are deep golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
Combine the marshmallows and milk in a blender and blend for 5 seconds. Add the ice cream and blend until smooth, about 10 seconds. Serve immediately.