Toasted Marshmallow Milkshakes blend toasted marshmallows with vanilla bean ice cream, milk and malt powder for a delightful dessert. This amazing treat tastes just like a gooey, fire roasted marshmallow! Thank you Milk Means More – United Dairy Industry of Michigan for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
Hello there, Friends! How I’ve missed you! I don’t know about you, but I always seem to think that once summer comes around, I’ll have SO much extra time to not only tackle my mountainous To-Do List, but also take on a few extra side projects that I don’t have time to complete during the school year. I mean, since I’m no longer teaching all day every day, it stands to reason that I can use that time for other things, right? Yeah…that never seems to happen, but it sure sounds good in my head!
The reality is that this has been the busiest summer on record that our family has experienced to date. I’ll explain more about all of the craziness in another post. Suffice it to say that this summer has been fun and very, very eventful.
When we get as busy as we’ve been this summer, I really crave the companionship of good friends. I feel that making the time for personal connections amidst the chaos nicely balances all of the “busy-ness” of the season. During the summer, we make it a point to slow down and reconnect around a bonfire as often as possible. Time spent lazing around a fire, if only for a short time, can bring about bits of clarity by focusing on the relationships of those present rather than on the ever-present To-Do List.
Gathering a group of friends to hang out around the fire also inspires a natural camaraderie that might not occur without giving yourself permission to slow down enough to allow it to happen. When deciding between doing chores and going to a bonfire, always go to the bonfire! This approach neatly aligns with The Sons view of summer as being a twelve week opportunity to roast marshmallows for every occasion. They are so prolific in their marshmallow toasting adventures that I can’t seem to keep the pantry stocked to make s’mores or rice krispie treats when a craving strikes. Although, I can’t really blame them. There’s just something about toasting a sweet marshmallow until it’s perfectly golden outside with a warm and gooey center that tastes like a summer rite of passage.
That toasted marshmallow flavor makes the resulting rivulets of sweat caused by sitting next to a hot fire on a hot day all worth it, right? Community is one thing, but let’s be honest–some summer days are just too stinking hot to sit by a fire, no matter how great the company is!
Toasted Marshmallow Milkshakes capture the same feeling of community and free flowing conversation that swirls around a bonfire, but without the whole building-a-fire-and-sitting-in-the-heat thing. Toasted Marshmallow Milkshakes blend sweet, toasted marshmallows with vanilla bean ice cream, milk and malt powder for a delightful dessert sipper that tastes every bit like a gooey, fire roasted marshmallow, but without the hassle of building the fire.
Four out of four sons have declared Toasted Marshmallow Milkshakes to be their favorite new recipe of summer. I sure hope that you agree!