Saturday, November 27, 2010

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshakes

Hot cocoa is great. My daughter has been ordering it at Starbucks since she was 3. But this year I want more than cocoa. I  want to make all sorts of Martha Stewartish winter wonderland treats. The kind she serves from a vintage thermos in coordinated cups to ice skaters prancing around a perfect pond. Crazy, I know. I may be able to pull off some Stewartish magic with these adorable roasted marshmallow milkshakes from Joy the Baker. 
Now I just need mini mason jars, red polka dot linens and some peppermint looking straws.
Aside from the "cuteness" of these little guys, I hear they taste amazing. You can put a milkshake in a baby bottle right? At least for the photos I can.

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  skewer and toast until slightly charred over a gas flame.  If you don’t have skewers or a gas range, you can toast the marshmallows on a sheet tray in the broiler for 2 or 3 minutes.  Keep an eye on the marshmallows as they’re in the oven.  They’re liable to burst into marshmallow flames pretty quick.  Place on a plate to cool slightly.
In a blender mix together ice cream, milk, vanilla extract and toasted marshmallows.  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.  Enjoy on the quick.

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