Toasted Marshmallow Milkshakes

To me the greatest joy of cookery is the surprise element.  The moment of thrill when you hand someone a peculiar work of culinary magic and watch their face light up with delight and astonishment.

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake {Pedantic Foodie}

There are always the nose-turner-uppers who scoff at the idea of olive oil gelato but fall in love at first bite.  (See what I did there?)

The pleasantly-surprised factor is undoubtably one of the things I love most about cooking. 

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake {Pedantic Foodie}

This milkshake was a surprise.  A beautiful, toasted marshmallowy surprise.  

I had heard tell tale of these shakes and the utter wonderment of them but I had my cynical suspicions that ice cream and a pan full of charred marshmallows  would be awe-inspiring.

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake {Pedantic Foodie}

Let me tell you that when I had my first toasted marshmallow milkshake I could only do one thing - make a second milkshake...contemplate a possible third.  

This milkshake is one of those simplistic pleasures life blesses us with, something so simple it couldn’t be overly remarkable but somehow it is. 

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake {Pedantic Foodie}

The element of culinary surprise is a beautiful’s also delicious. 



 Pedantic Foodie

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake

recipe adapted from Joy The Baker / makes one large milkshake 

  • 9 large marshmallows 
  • 1 heaping cup of vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Preheat oven to the broiler setting.  

Lay the marshmallows out onto a pan lined with parchment. 

Toast the marshmallows until the tops are slightly charred.  

In a blender pulse together milk, vanilla extract, ice cream and toasted marshmallows.  Blend thoroughly.  If you prefer a thicker milkshake more ice cream can be added.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!  (Repeat entire process and go for round two, if desired.)