The fact that I’ve only made s’mores once this summer makes me sad. I feel like I’ve insulted summer by not taking part in the weekly bonfire and s’mores tradition. But to be completely honest, I’m more of a toast the mallow and forget the other stuff kind of gal. (Until I had s’mores with a peanut butter cup instead of regular chocolate…game changer) I am perfectly content with letting my marshmallow catch on fire, and eating it directly after without graham crackers or chocolate. Its probably because I’m impatient and lazy. Okay, it’s definitely because I’m impatient and lazy. Speaking of being lazy, did you know you can toast marshmallows in the oven? Like whaaaaaat no fuss toasted marshmallows. I’m all over it.
Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake
4 large scoops vanilla ice cream
3/4 – 1 cup of milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
10-15 toasted marshmallows, slightly charred
Place parchment paper onto a baking sheet and arrange the marshmallows at least 2 inches apart because they will puff up in the oven. Turn the broiler on high and place baking sheet on highest shelf in the oven as to be closest to the broiler. Toasting the marshmallows may take anywhere from 30 seconds to a few minutes depending on the oven, so definitely keep an eye on them so they don’t completely burn. When one side is toasted, flip and toast the other side as well. You’re looking for golden brown and slightly charred. After taking the above picture, I ended up placing them back in until charred a bit more. This is what’s going to give a true marshmallow flavor to the milkshake. If not charred, it will simply taste like a vanilla shake.
When marshmallows are finished, immediately transfer them to a high speed blender along with all other ingredients. Blend until all ingredients are incorporated. Add more ice cream for a thicker shake, if desired. Top with a few extra marshmallows for good measure.