Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake

I have a very special relationship with my little brother, Ben.  Well, he’s not so little anymore.  He just moved to another state for his first year of college, where he will be playing college hockey.  I was 12 years old when he was born, and I will never forget the day that I realized that I would have a little brother.  With two other sisters, it was a challenging concept.  But, my brother and I grew incredibly close….I basically helped raise him.  Ben has shown incredible maturity and growth within the past year, and he has always been a source of strength and support for me, even in my toughest times. Before, we would bond over Thomas the Tank Engine, and now we bond over life’s most serious questions and still aren’t afraid to be silly with one another.   And for some crazy reason, I refer to him as “Fluff.”  I could tell you where the nickname originated from, but it would probably serve as a source of major embarrassment for both him and me, so we’ll skip that.  He’s my Fluffer.  And, to celebrate his last night before moving, I treated him to a homemade Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake.  And so I’m dubbing it: Fluffer’s Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake.

Fluffer’s Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake

Servings: One 16-ounce milkshake or two 8-ounce milkshakes


Non-stick cooking spray

9 large marshmallows

1/4 cup whole milk

11 ounces premium vanilla ice cream (about 1 and 3/4 packed cups)

Toasted marshmallows, for garnish (optional)

Chocolate bars, for garnish (optional)

Graham crackers, for garnish (optional)


1.  Preheat the broiler. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Arrange the marshmallows flat on the baking sheet and place under the broiler until the tops are a deep golden brown color, about 40 seconds.  Remove from the oven, carefully turn the marshmallows over, and briol until they are deep golden brown.  Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.

3.  Combine the marshmallows and milk in a blender and blend for 5 seconds.  Add the ice cream and blend until smooth, about 10 seconds.  Garnish with graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows (if using). Serve immediately.

Adapted from Bobby Flay’s Burgers, Fries, and Shakes.

I love you, Fluffer.

September 4, 2010 - 6:22 am

notyet100 - will try this for my son,..sounds yum,.

September 4, 2010 - 10:32 am

Warm Vanilla Sugar - This sounds so good! I love the garnish you used!

September 4, 2010 - 11:13 am

Kim - Liv Life - The pictures of you two are fantastic! Best of luck to him in his first college year, and thanks to you for the wonderful post. My kids will love this!

September 4, 2010 - 12:12 pm

cookincanuck - My kids’ eyes would be as big as saucers if I set this in front of them! Good luck to your brother!

September 4, 2010 - 4:26 pm

leashieloo - Holy amazeballs, that looks super indulgent and amazing!

September 4, 2010 - 4:56 pm

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September 4, 2010 - 9:13 pm

The Duo Dishes - Wowza!!!! This would be perfect right now. Perfect idea for the summer.

September 4, 2010 - 9:37 pm

Chef Dennis - now that must have been one incredible milkshake!! I love those marshmallows!

September 4, 2010 - 10:33 pm

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September 5, 2010 - 12:15 am

Sprinkled with Flour - It sounds like you have such a great relationship with your little brother:) This milkshake looks to die for. Yum!

September 5, 2010 - 1:47 pm

Paula - this must be delicious!

September 5, 2010 - 5:34 pm

meaghan (chic cookies) - Yum! Gorgeous photo, too. I posted a link to your milkshake on my column ( Love it! Thanks for sharing!

September 5, 2010 - 5:50 pm

Bev @ - Looks Amazing!!! Can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks!

September 7, 2010 - 11:12 am - mmmm. i love making ice cream, maybe i should start making shakes too! looks lovely!

September 7, 2010 - 12:40 pm

RavieNomNoms - Holy sweet marshmallows batman! This looks to die for!

September 7, 2010 - 3:43 pm

Kelli - Yum! Good luck to Ben this year! How time flies! I feel like it was just yesterday my fam was sitting across from your fam, including a little Ben and Sam, at the Zeta auction and family night and having overnights at Foster. Awwww!
Beautiful picture of you two!

September 8, 2010 - 11:35 am

Lindsay - That is such an inventively delicious idea! I must eat this!!

September 18, 2010 - 6:32 pm

Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes - I’ve had a very similar recipe bookmarked for months…I need to hurry up and make it! It looks too good for words.

December 16, 2010 - 4:26 am

Anita N. - What a sweet post- I have the exact same story! I was 13 when my little brother was born, and I also have two other sisters, and we *all* practically raised him! We call him “JemJem”, but his name is Jeremiah…still, it’s a little closer than Ben and “Fluff” 🙂

Thanks again for this post- I can’t wait to try this milkshake over the holidays…I know my brother will love it!

June 27, 2011 - 1:37 pm

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November 11, 2011 - 12:11 pm

Nicolle - Fantastic. It’s only 12 pm in the day and I’m confident this is going to be the highlight of my day!