Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake with Optional (not optional) Baileys

Oooh friends- Imma follow with a salad recipe in the near future, I promise, but today I’d like to discuss this Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake with Optional (not optional) Baileys. Yep.

Marshmallow Milkshake

So in January, I made a diet adjustment to significantly reduce my dairy- including absolutely cutting out ice cream, milk, most cheese…the works. This was actually a really great decision for me, because it made my belly much happier and helped clear up some skin issues. I still love ice cream, though, and so when I (very occasionally) indulge, I make sure it’s so, so worth it….and this milkshake is so, so worth it.

Ask anyone I’ve been camping with, and they’ll tell you that I’m the patron saint of toasted marshmallows—I have very little patience in other areas, but when I can sit for an irrational amount of time waiting for a marshmallow to turn perfectly golden brown and gooey. Fortunately, this milkshake does not require that saintly patience. Instead, these marshmallows get a brief stay underneath the broiler, getting a little more toasted than I usually prefer, but adding some great campfire flavor to the final product.

Speaking of the marshmallows, I love LOVE the new shape that Jet Puffed is offering. It’s a rectangle, okay, but it’s a beefier version of the rectangle that they used to have. Gone is the wimpy, domino size and in its place is a super thick, half-a-deck-of-cards shaped marshmallow. Of course, you can use whatever you like, but I really advocate for this version in this recipe.

Last thing to talk about is the booze! Feel free to leave it out, of course, but there’s a special place in my heart for Baileys. (When I was in college, my roommates and I used to reward ourselves with Baileys as we made our way through the semester. I remember pushing off term papers and then manically righting through the night, and Rach would always send me off to class with a to-go mug of coffee and Baileys to get me through my 8:00. Ah, memories :)) Anyway, the moral of this section is to say that I really like the combination of ice cream and booze, and I think Baileys pairs well with the marshmallow’s toasti-ness. I could also see using Disarono or Godiva liqueur it its place, or even bourbon, but you could absolutely replace with more milk, for a non alcoholic version.

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake with Optional (not optional) Baileys

5 rectangular marshmallows
1 single serving container vanilla ice cream (1/2 cup)
1 single serving container chocolate ice cream (1/2 cup)
2 tbsp Baileys liqueur
2 tbsp milk

Preheat your broiler to low, and cover a baking sheet with foil. Arrange the marshmallows pretty closely, and broil for one to two minutes, until lightly charred. I really, really recommend watching these the entire time- they go from not toasted to burnt in seconds! Once the marshmallow are finished, reserve one, toss the rest in the blender with the rest of the ingredients and give a pulse or two. Transfer to a glass (fudge and graham rim optional) and top with the reserved marshmallow. Enjoy!

Cinco de Mayo Ideas

Happy Monday, my friends! I’m wrapping up finals this week, but I wanted to pop back in and say hi- so, hi!

The weather has finally turned in Columbus, and we’re experiencing temps in the 70s and gorgeous shineshine– just in time for a backyard Cinco de Mayo/End of Finals celebration tomorrow evening. If you’re still planning your menu for May 5, check out some of these Mexican-inspired recipes:

tacos, belize 3Belize Tacos

Cherry Chipotle TacosChipotle Steak Tacos and Spicy Cherry Salsa

Roasted Veggie Shredded Beef Quesadillas 2Shredded Beef and Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas

Chipotle Beef Flautas 3Chipotle Beef Flautas…Taquitos?

Guac and pico2Pico de Gallo and Guacamole

Hatch Chili and Tomatilla Salsa on Ginger Lime Steak Tacos 2Hatch Chili and Tomatillo Salsa on Ginger Lime Steak Tacos

Chicken and Black Bean EnchiladasChipotle Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas with Homemade Sauce

Taco Stuffed Baked Potatoes 3Taco Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Fajita Quesadillas 2Fajita Quesadillas

I hope you can find something in list above to enjoy with friends or family! I’ll be back later this week, with a Wellness Wednesday update, a new project, and a recipe—start getting excited, my friends!