As promised from my flatlay post from when I was sick, here is the recipe for one of the best milkshakes I have ever tasted - Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake. I grew up going to brownie and guiding (or scouts) camps and one of the things I (along with almost everyone else) looked forward to the most was toasting marshmallows over a bonfire. We don't really do s'mores over here in Oz, but the marshmallow burning is very much a part of our camping culture. So when I came across this recipe from one of my favourite food bloggers, Joy the Baker, I cherished the thought of the smell of burning gelatinous goop. It seriously takes me back to those nights by the campfire...
Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake
Adapted from Joy the Baker
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
1. Place marshmallows on skewer and toast until slightly charred over a gas flame. If you don’t have skewers or a gas top cooker, you can toast the marshmallows on a sheet tray in the oven under the grill 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.
2. 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!
As you can see, I don't hold back on the charring. I pretty much set these babies on fire.
P.S. These photos were taken on my new Canon 5D Mark II! Quiet the step up from my 500D, so I'm excited to start shooting with it soon!!