Every time my little sis comes to visit me here in Richmond she takes a day trip up to DC to see her BFF. She never fails to send me a taunting text about the yummy toasted marshmallow shake she’s enjoying at a little joint near the Capitol. I finally decided I’d had enough of drooling over my keypad. With a quick google search I found out the creator of this lovely shake spilled the secret on the Oprah show. So now I can make my own batch of this DC staffer staple any time I like. And let me just tell you (and then multiply this sentence by a hundred) that this shake is awesome.
Take about 12 regular sized marshmallows (or more!) and broil them in the oven for 2-3 minutes. Watch these babies closely or they might catch on fire. And don’t be tempted to use mini-mallows. They won’t give you the right char-to-gooey-mallow ratio.
Let the marshmallows cool. Then blend them with two cups of vanilla ice cream and one cup of milk.
Pour into glasses and garnish with a toasted marshmallow. Take a big sip and you’ll be speechless. Partly because it is utterly delicous and partly because you’ll realize you don’t have to go to all the trouble of building a campfire when you start craving the oh-so-summery flavor. It will be a lovely moment. Promise.
If you do decide you want to roast them over the fire, check out Missy’s post on how to roast them perfectly, here. You may be good enough to challenger her for the gold medal.
How could I not take a picture of these classic two-year-old fingers? Chipped off hot pink nail polish, dirt under the finger nails, marshmallow stick between the fingers. Love. This. Girl.