This past week a Shake Shack opened up in Washington, DC and it has been all the talk.
The Shake Shack is a burger joint that has your typical fast foods and snacks as well as shakes that they make using custard.
Like I said, the Shack was all the talk and I heard about it at work, on the metro, at the gym and standing in line at the bank.
While everyone was talking up the Shack, all I could think about was Stand Burger and their awesome shakes.
Once upon a time I used to live in New York City--one of my favorite places in the entire world---and on those horrible days after work when I thought I deserved a treat for putting up with one of the worst companies I have ever had the displeasure of working for, I would hightail it out of the Bronx, go past my place on the West Side, and take the train down to Union Square to get a milkshake at Stand.
It was my secret.
Those shakes are u-n-r-e-a-l!
They're made with creamy gelato and every sip you take makes you feel that all is right in the world.
My favorite is the Toasted Marshmallow shake and sometime last year it became pretty well known.
I was happy that people now knew about it, but was kinda sad at the same time---my little treat had become mainstream, but it's cool.
A good thing that came out of it was that the recipe became readily available and many people, including myself, can now make it on a regular basis.
|I never ended up finding my blender and so I often have to use my food processor to "blend"---is that bad? LOL.|
This shake is absolutely delicious! It's a kicked up vanilla shake and I love how you distinctly taste the toastiness of the marshmallows.
Please make this if you have a bag of marshmallows lying around---you will love it!
Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake--adapted from Gourmet
- 3 scoops vanilla ice cream or gelato
- 1 tablespoon whole milk
- 1 large dollop of sour cream
- 10 marshmallows plus more for garnish
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Whipped cream
Toast marshamllows under a broiler or use a flame and do it old-school style
Put the milk, sour cream, and then ice cream in a blender and blend until combined.
Add the marshmallows and blend some more
Pour shake into a glass, top with more whipped cream, break the last two marshmallows on top, and serve with an extra-wide straw.