Framed Friday: Toasted Marshmallow Shake.

Today I’m really excited to welcome my first regular contributor to Design Crush, Kate of Framed. I first discovered her food blog about six months ago when I realized I was quite literally bookmarking every single one of her posts. (You might remember when I mentioned her Banana Bites. Yes, that Kate!) I’m 99% positive that if I were part of her household, I’d no longer fit through doorways. Yeah, that’s the kind of good I’m talking about here people. The photography is a whole ‘nother story, each shot looks like it was styled for a cookbook. And no I’m not just being kind by saying so.

So what’s Kate going to be doing here, you ask? Well, let me tell you. Each and every Friday she’ll be putting together a special weekend recipe just for you. Something to cap off the workweek, to celebrate another few days of freedom, or just kick back with in front of the television. Easy weekend cooking. Sound good to you? Me, too.


I have a crush to tell you about today, that glass of deliciousness up there. It is a Toasted Marshmallow Shake. Yes, you read that right. I know it looks like it might actually be a chocolate shake, but that delectable brown color comes from blender-ized toasted marshmallows, along with some milk and some vanilla ice cream. And when you take that first sip… it’s a total toasted marshmallow in smooth, silky milkshake form.

I helped one of my sweetest friends try this recipe out over Labor Day weekend, and speaking of sweet…this shake is almost as sweet as she is. It is sweeter than this:

It is even sweeter than THIS:

And that is pretty sweet. Here’s the deal – you spread out a bag of marshmallows onto a cookie sheet. Make sure you line the cookie sheet with foil, and if you have the nonstick kind, even better. Toast them under the broiler until they are well, well, well-done. Watch those babies closely, and stir them around a little – you want them toasted as all-over as possible. Then pop them in your blender with 2 cups of vanilla ice cream, 2 cups of milk and a tablespoon of sour cream. Blend for 5 minutes. Yes, five minutes. Then park it in the fridge for a while until it is good and cold and presto – toasted marshmallow shake. Make sure you hold back one marshmallow to toast lightly and perch on the top.

Toasted Marshmallow Shake, adapted from Spike Mendelsohn’s recipe

1 ten ounce package marshmallows
2 cups whole milk
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 tablespoon sour cream

1. Preheat the broiler to high.  Line a cookie sheet with foil and lay marshmallows in a single layer. Broil until very dark brown, watching constantly and stirring halfway through. Cool.
2. Add milk, ice cream, sour cream and marshmallows to blender. Blend for 5 minutes. (You may have to do this in batches, depending on the size of your blender.
3. Chill in refrigerator until very cold, about one hour. Top with lightly toasted marshmallow and serve!

  • just a girl

    September 17, 2010 at 11:40 am Reply

    Yes, that toasted marshmallow shake looks amazing, BUT THAT DOG!! And yes, I think babies are cute, BUT THAT DOG! My goodness, I am lost to that puppy today.

  • just a girl

    September 17, 2010 at 11:40 am Reply

    ps I’m really excited about Framed Fridays!

  • Caitlin

    September 17, 2010 at 3:04 pm Reply

    WHOA. Have you tried it warmed up? It’s already cold up here in northern Alberta, Canada and I need something to keep me warm this chilly, fall weekend…perhaps I’ll experiment!

    I’ll be looking forward to this series every week!

  • Jump

    September 19, 2010 at 4:48 am Reply

    yes i agree about the dog! such an angel 🙂
    the drink doesn’t look bad either..

  • Emm

    September 19, 2010 at 8:50 pm Reply

    Hi there, I agree Kate from framed does indeed seem wonderful! I’ve been following her blog for about the past 6 months too and am really loving it. I’m really glad she posted a link to your site today. Lovely blog you have here 🙂

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