toasted marshmallow milkshakes

This weekend we were making stops at Trader Joe's and Strand Bookstore in Union Square, conveniently close to the burger restaurant Stand. We went on a mission to try the much acclaimed toasted marshmallow milkshake. It was delicious. We both said "How do they do that...?" because it really tastes just like a creamy toasted marshmallow.

Withing 5 minutes of arriving home we looked up a recipe. Let me know if you give it a try!


Stand's Marshmallow Shakes
from Francis Lamb at Gourmet

3 scoops vanilla ice cream (they use
Laboratorio del Gelato)
1 tablespoon whole milk
1 large dollop
Wookstock Water Buffalo Milk yogurt (feel free to use a substitute yogurt—it's just there to add a little more liquid and balance out the sweetness of the ice cream a bit)
5 Kraft Jumbo Jef-Puffed marshmallows
Whipped cream

1) Toast marshamllows under a broiler, or, if you're frisky, over a flame until they just start to blacken evenly (the trick is to make sure it's evenly toasted and dark, but not turned to charcoal).

2) Put the milk, yogurt, and then ice cream in the blender. Blend carefully, just until you get a "donut"—when you see the shake holding to the sides of the blender with a hollow core.

3) Add three of the toasted marshmallows to the blender, and whirl it just until they're all broken up and distributed evenly. Be careful not to overblend it, making it too melty.

4) Pour shake into a glass, top with a dollop of whipped cream, break the last two marshmallows on top, and serve with an extra-wide straw.

5) Repeat if necessary. And it will probably be necessary.


missy said...

Oh my. This sounds delicious. I want to try it! What kind of yogurt if I were to just use one from the market? Vanilla or plain?

Jill said...

I am thinking plain...? He says its there to balance out the sweetness of the ice cream...?

I haven't made it on my own yet, so you'll have tell me if the recipe turns out. Yum!

paula said...

this sounds like the most delicious thing ever~

linsey said...

stand actually makes their shakes with gelatto; just to kick it up a notch.

Tracie said...

I immediately copied the recipe! This sounds SO delicious.

Kellie said...

yum! i gotta make this!

Anonymous said...

I made this milkshake and it is so good- much different than expected. The marshmellow actually carmelizes and breaks up into tiny bits of wond.erful