Roasted Marshmallow Milkshakes!

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So. You know those moms that have cookies and milk waiting for their child after they come home from school? Well. I suppose, somewhere deep down I kind of like that idea.

As you know, ideas and reality are two totally different things but why not work towards a once in a while sweet treat, at, what we call, the beginning of “Happy Hour”, when all little (and big) beings seem to melt down.

I came across this recipe on one of my favorite food blogs, smitten kitchen, and I just HAD to try it!

I will add here that it is very sweet and for my liking, a bit too sweet so I simply added more milk than suggested and you can definitely do the same!

But I can only agree, that a roasted marshmallow milkshake is beyond brilliant and I can see a whole bunch of lazy summer evenings near a fire pit with one of these in hand!

Roasted Marshmallow Milkshakes!

Yield: Just shy of 3 shakes in the 12-ounce glasses shown; 4 to 5 shakes in the 8-ounce glasses we found to be a better portion size later

1 (10-ounce, 283-gram) bag large marshmallows, divided
1/2 cup milk
Seeds scraped from 1/2 a small vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups vanilla ice cream
2 tablespoons sour cream or plain yogurt

Place your glasses in the freezer. Heat your broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat it lightly with a nonstick spray. Set aside the number of marshmallows you’ll want for garnishes (estimate 1 to 2 per shake) and spread the rest on the tray. Broil, keeping a close watch as the marshmallows will take on color very quickly, for 1 to 2 minutes, until they’re the color you like. Don’t be afraid of a little char; it really enhances the shake. Cool the tray in the freezer for 5 minutes, until marshmallows are no longer warm, then transfer broiled marshmallows to your blender. Blend with milk until as pureed as you can get them, then pause to individually toast marshmallows for garnish over a gas flame or back under your broiler for a moment. This ensures that they’re warm when they hit the glass. Add vanilla bean or extract, ice cream and sour cream to the marshmallow mix in the blender, and blend until thick and smooth. Pour into chilled glasses and sip slowly:)

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