This toasted marshmallow peanut butter milkshake is decadent and can bring your mind back to warm summer nights even in the dead of winter.
Back in the day, there was a hot dog stand near my Chicago neighborhood called Toots.
It was more or less a shack.
Who am I kidding – it was a shack on the corner of two busy streets that had just enough tarred parking lot to fit a drive-through window and 4 parking spots.
The cleanliness of the place was probably questionable and we always joked about the sobriety of the teenagers working there.
Really, though, as long as the food came out hot I don’t think anyone really cared about those things back then.
Even though it has been closed for years, Toots still has a yelp page and I don’t think I’m the only one that reminisces about its past.
You couldn’t go wrong with one of its hot dogs or a zebra cone. My favorite items to order were the fried cheese balls and one of their milkshakes.
I tried a lot of weird milkshake combinations (adult Mexican chocolate milkshake, anyone?) over the years thanks to all of the available flavor options.
My all-time favorite milkshake order was marshmallow and peanut butter and that totally inspired today’s toasted marshmallow peanut butter milkshake recipe.
Toasted Marshmallow Peanut Butter Milkshake
Taste testing this milkshake was a lot of fun – not going to lie, I love making milk shakes. This one is pretty easy to make and the only difficulty comes from toasting the marshmallows.
I start with wooden skewers that I soak in water for a few minutes so they don’t catch on fire. Then I slide the marshmallows on the sticks and toast them over my gas stove burners.
Be very careful toasting your marshmallows.
If you are a kid/young adult, please have adult supervision. At some point in the future, I’m going to make a video of my “marshmallow toasting process” so you can hear the smoke detector go off in the background.
I usually toast 2 marshmallows at a time and then drop them right into a blender, using a butter knife to scrape them off of the skewer. Follow with the rest of your ingredients and blend until smooth.
Top with whipped cream and a few marshmallows – you could even toast some extras just to drop on top!
If you want to add some syrup, you can easily make peanut butter syrup by combining 1/2 cup of honey and 1/4 of peanut butter in a small pot over low heat. Stir until well combined and then let it cool before using.
- 6 large toasted marshmallows
- 4 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup milk
- whipped cream
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into tall glasses and top with whipped cream
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