Six Ways with Blueberries!
If you have never had a toasted marshmallow milkshake, you must do so today. That sticky, caramelized sugar taste is good for more than just s’mores.
Have you been to the creemee stands and shops where huge banners brag of offering hundreds of different flavors? (Oh wait, I’m forgetting that only Vermonters call it “creemee”. For everyone else, that would be soft-serve.) Wildly imaginative flavors like cheesecake, piña colada, or blueberry swirled right into your ice cream! A bright ribbon of color coiled around the outside of your cone, or down into the center of your milkshake. They look cool and sound incredible… but I find the flavor in the end is a let-down. It’s very artificial – not surprising when you consider the set-up of a machine designed to pump out any one of a horde of flavors on demand. Innovative yes, but little to no chance of fresh, real flavors there!
When craving a fresh flavor in your shake… say blueberry or toasted marshmallow, try this instead! A thick, sweet blueberry sauce made in minutes, and tucked away in your fridge for just such an occasion. The sauce gives this shake a delectable flavor. Fruity, but soft and rich.
Toasted marshmallow and blueberry sauce flavors pair very nicely together and make this shake feel oh-so-summery!
Blueberry & Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake
- 2 cups large marshmallows (about 14 marshmallows)
- 2 cups French vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup Blueberry Sauce (click for recipe)
- Place two tall drinking glasses in the freezer.
- Turn the oven on, to the broil setting.
- Place the marshmallows on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the sheet under the broiler. DO NOT WALK AWAY. Check them every minute and remove them from the oven as soon as they are golden brown.
- Place the ice cream, milk, and blueberry sauce into a blender. Add in the marshmallows, ideally when they are still soft and warm (they blend up better.) Blend on high until the mixture is completely combined and smooth. (Amount of milk can be adjusted up or down depending on the thickness you’d like.)
- Pour into chilled glasses, add straws and serve immediately. Makes about two 2-cup servings.
*Six Of One is a series that highlights Six things to be hungry for. Six ways to use an ingredient, Six variations on a favorite dish, or Six of something else I haven’t thought of yet!. I am always Hungry Enough To Eat Six and I hope you will be too.
Check out these blueberry recipes too!
- Blueberry Muffins with Vanilla Sugar Tops
- Sugared Blueberry Crunch Cookies
- Blueberries & Cream Rustic Mille Feuille
- Fried Blueberries
- Blueberry Fritters