Stand’s Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake

Desserts, Drinks

Lovelies! It’s Summer, aren’t you excited? I am, and this is coming from the girl who writes love letters to Winter. This week the anticipation for Summer hit me like a ton of bricks. I’m having a fun-filled Memorial weekend with Sex and the City 2 (despite the bad reviews), a screening of Purple Rain at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, BBQs, a birthday party, and I also plan on setting a bit of time aside to down a few of these cute little milkshakes.

Summer has got me so giddy that I thought it was time I roast some marshmallows (over my gas range) and throw them in a blender with vanilla ice cream–it’s absolute craziness. I think you should be crazy, too. It’s only fair.

Why is this milkshake so special? Well because it’s comes from Gourmet, who was genius enough to figure out what’s in Stand’s famous Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake.

The recipe calls for roasted marshmallows blended with vanilla ice cream, a spoonful of yogurt and a tablespoon of milk; it’s then topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a few perfectly golden marshmallows. What does this mean? It means that as your slurping this thing up, you’ll be met along the way with little speckles of toasted marshmallow-awesomeness.

This is Summer happiness. Get on it!

Stand’s Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake

Recipe from Gourmet via Cupcakes and Cashmere

Print this recipe!

I recommend getting all of the ingredients ready in the blender and then toasting the marshmallows. You want your marshmallows gooey and hot when you throw them in the blender so they incorporate nicely. Marshmallows tend to get sticky and harden upon cooling down.

3 scoops vanilla ice cream (use a high quality ice cream or make your own)

1 tablespoon whole milk

I large dollop of plain yogurt

5 Kraft Jumbo Jef-Puffed marshmallows (or homemade)

Whipped cream

Toast marshamllows under a broiler, or, if you’re frisky, over a flame until they just start to blacken evenly (the trick is to make sure it’s evenly toasted and dark, but not turned to charcoal).

Put the milk, yogurt, and then ice cream in the blender. Blend carefully, just until you get a “donut”—when you see the shake holding to the sides of the blender with a hollow core.

Add three of the toasted marshmallows to the blender, and whirl it just until they’re all broken up and distributed evenly. Be careful not to overblend it, making it too melty.

Pour shake into a glass, top with a dollop of whipped cream, break the last two marshmallows on top, and serve with an extra-wide straw.

Repeat if necessary. And it will probably be necessary

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  • Reply cribs May 28, 2010 at 3:07 am

    Oh my! Why is that I never thought of this? So delicious looking shake!

  • Reply Jenn May 28, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Oh my Goodness. I am on my way to the store to get some ice cream and marshmallows. I want to make this right now and it is seven thirty in the morning. I am going to have some very happy kids in about 30 minutes!

  • Reply Ashley May 28, 2010 at 5:43 am

    YUM. A great Memorial Day weekend drink! Thanks!

  • Reply Katrina May 28, 2010 at 5:46 am

    This looks unreal! I would have never thought of roasting a marshmallow for a milkshake. It’s super creative!

  • Reply heather May 28, 2010 at 7:14 am

    i had a s’mores shake at the ghirardelli factory in san francision back in the day. this looks similar, and delicious. and on another note, what font did you use for your header? would you happen to have a file of it? [i’m planning to make our wedding invitations by hand… and by hand, i mean computer.]

    cheers and thanks,


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  • Reply Jennifurla May 28, 2010 at 10:34 am

    This looks absolutely fantastic, I would kill to have one

  • Reply Barelyvogue May 28, 2010 at 11:31 am

    OMG!! looks super good. I am so hungry now. Thanks for sharing


  • Reply Adrianna May 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Heather–A S’mores milkshake sounds amazing! We use a font called “honey” and more than happy to email it. Congratulations, by the way!

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  • Reply Joanne May 28, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I will be seeing SATC also. Bad reviews, good review, who cares. My love for Carrie Bradshaw and the girls won’t be held down by Siskel and Ebert.

    This marshmallow milkshake looks like a dream! I may have to smuggle it into the movie.

  • Reply Kirstin May 28, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    This looks so insanely good, I may have to plan a BBQ just as an excuse to make and serve these milkshakes!

  • Reply Kelsey May 28, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    What a clever milkshake. It looks delicious!

  • Reply alli May 28, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I did this with half orange sherbert under the guise of “less fattening”. It’s like a 50/50 bar – divine!!

  • Reply Kristen May 28, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    OMG – this looks incredible and so unique! What a tasty treat.
    (And I can’t believe you write love letters to winter… I would happily date his brother, summer!)

  • Reply Adrianna May 28, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Alli–You made it into a creamsicle marshmallow milkshake?! You’re a genius. I have to try it!

    Kristen–I truly love Winter…but I have a wandering eye at the moment. 😉

  • Reply Dixie Caviar May 28, 2010 at 3:58 pm


  • Reply lbrookscooks May 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Wow these were good!! I changed it up a litte bit – I immediately thought of those toasted coconut marshmallows but couldn’t find them, so I just added some toasted coconut and used vanilla bean coconut milk ice cream. Thanks for posting this!

  • Reply Mike May 28, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Delicious. I’ve been hearing about these for a while now and still haven’t gotten around to trying one. The addition of yogurt is an interesting one for sure. Even seen some recipes floating around that include sour cream. Can’t wait to try this recipe. Sure looks good.

  • Reply cupcakes and cashmere May 28, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    wow, this looks amazing…i just bought those straws myself (thorough bake it pretty) and can’t wait to use them.

  • Reply Tickled Red May 28, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I just died and went to heaven!! Hammock and milkshakes here I come…ahhh summer 🙂

  • Reply lisaiscooking May 29, 2010 at 6:02 am

    This sounds incredible! The toasted marshmallows take it over the top in the best way.

  • Reply Millys Mini Kitchen May 29, 2010 at 11:23 am

    This makes me want to run out to the shop to buy marshmallows… yum!!

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  • Reply grace May 31, 2010 at 11:59 am

    i had my first marshmallow shake about a month ago. since then, i’ve consumed at least 30–they’re amazing. 🙂

  • Reply Linda June 1, 2010 at 3:17 am


  • Reply Elle Sees June 1, 2010 at 7:32 am

    If you ever go to Atl, hit up FLIP burger. The guy who runs it was on Top Chef and makes this amazing smores milkshake with dry ice.

  • Reply Anh June 2, 2010 at 5:19 am

    OMG! I am in heaven! Need to try this asap!

  • Reply yummy supper June 2, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Wow, now this I never would have imagined. My mind is kind of blown by this one. I am afraid to even try such decadent deliciousness:)

  • Reply GrapeSugar June 2, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Oh my, this needs to be made very soon in my house!!

  • Reply Paula - bell'alimento June 3, 2010 at 10:24 am

    THIS is going to be made very soon at our house ; ) Yum!

  • Reply Johnna Lynn June 30, 2010 at 10:32 am

    cute straws!

  • Reply Sunshineberger July 14, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Oh my! I L-O-V-E Stand’s Toasted Marshmallow Shake! My husband will be so super excited when I make this for him! Thank you for making me the best wife ever! 😉

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  • Reply Pink Martini July 23, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Just found your blog and I’m lovin’ it. I gasped when I saw you went to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for movie night. I wrote a post about it recently. I take it you are a SoCal too. Hope you visit over on my blog sometime. Nice to meet you! 🙂

  • Reply Paula Hoffman August 15, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I don’t think that is even legal.

  • Reply Julie August 16, 2010 at 11:03 am

    oh my goodness…. i love this idea SO much I can’t even explain it in text…. toasted marshmallows rock the world!

  • Reply Josy August 16, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Omg this reminds me so much of Good Stuff Eatery’s marshmallow shake! I have to try this.

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  • Reply Bee Pennella October 21, 2010 at 7:13 am

    nice post

  • Reply Erin November 14, 2010 at 11:19 am

    This is my new favorite milkshake. I make it all the time!

  • Reply Sarah December 7, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Wow, marshmallows + milkshake..that’s like heaven in a mouthful. And I love how you used a glass jar as the cup for it.

  • Reply Lynn December 25, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Wow, we made these on Christmas eve, toasted the marshmallows in the fireplace… Ummmm.

  • Reply Britt February 20, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Thanks for posting this recipe. I don’t even like marshmallows, and I haven’t lived in the US for over a year, but I still reminisce about this shake from time to time. I do know that a guy at Stand told me that they use gelato from ‘il labarotorio (sp?) de gelato.’ I assume that if you use gelato rather than ice cream in your recipe that it might taste even more like the original.

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  • Reply Jennifer March 16, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    WoW!!! I think I gained 10 pounds just looking at the pictures of this delicious looking treat. Will have to try it when I go to the beach next week!!!

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    This is my first time i visit here:D I found so many interesting stuff in your blog! especially its discussion!! From the tons of comments on your articles! I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here:D Keep up the excellent work:D

  • Reply Denise October 19, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    OMG I have had this milkshake at The Stand several times and it is soooo yummy! I love it. We have taken the subway to that area just to get this milkshake! Just had one this past Saturday. Sooo good!

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    made these last night after talking about it for months….followed it with round 2 the next night! SOOOOOO good.

  • Reply Josie May 16, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I LOVE this milkshake! I was lucky enough to try it at The Stand in NYC while visiting some friends a few years ago and immediately went home to make it in my kitchen. I use sour cream instead of yogurt, and I usually cut my marshmallows in half before toasting to make sure I get plenty of toasty flavor. The first time I made the shake, I put the marshmallows in the blender first. HUGE MISTAKE, but made for a great story later. (Picture trying to get the blade off the blender while wet, then chipping off frozen hard marshmallows with a screwdriver. Fun times!)

    • Reply Adrianna May 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      Oh I can only imagine! It took me one or two tries to get this milkshake right. And the cutting the marshmallows in half is a great idea. 🙂

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    Sounds sublime! From one who can eat a spoonful of sticky marshmallow fluff without batting an eye…. This is a milkshake made for me! 🙂 Thanks for a great post!

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