This Malt Milkshake is flavored with toasted marshmallow and malt for a nostalgic dessert!

This is the most epic set of flavors for a milkshake when it comes to making my tastebuds happy. There’s so much caramelization and toasty cozy flavor.

Malted Milkshake - In Tall Glass With Toasted Marshmallow and Vanilla Ice Cream

I originally fell in love with the marshmallow + malt combination at Shake Shack, back many years ago when they were only located in Manhattan.

They ran a special called the “Carmello Anthony” that had caramel, marshmallow, and malt spun with their vanilla custard.

Since I didn’t live in NYC at the time, I decided to come up with my own version at home.

Malted Milkshake Recipe Served in Tall Glass With Broiler Toasted Marshmallows and Marshmallow Creme

I ended up ditching the caramel since I found it to be a bit superfluous, given how sweet the milkshake already is.

The star flavors are the toasted marshmallow and malted milk.

How to Make Toasted Marshmallows in the Oven:

Spread out a handful of mini marshmallows onto a sheet pan:

Mini Marshmallows on sheet pan

Pop them under the broiler until golden brown and crispy on top, making sure you don’t take your eye off them:

Toasted Mini Marshmallows on sheet pan

They can go from perfectly golden to scorched in a few seconds.

How to Make the Malt Milkshake:

Start with some big scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Scooping Vanilla Ice Cream

Here I used homemade vanilla ice cream, but you can certainly buy it instead.

I’m a fan of hoity toity specialty ice creams, but I honestly think that Haagen Dazs makes the best vanilla ice cream in terms of flavor, texture, and cost-friendliness. I know that’s one you can definitely track down!

Throw the ice cream into a blender along with some marshmallow creme, milk, and malted milk powder:

Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream in Blender

Blend it all up until it’s frothy and mixed up, and top with some of those toasted marshmallows:

A tall Glass Filled with Marshmallow Milkshake

That’s happiness in a glass.

Peanut Butter SemifreddoRaspberry Frozen Yogurt, and this Apple Pie Milkshake are a few of my other favorite frozen desserts. Enjoy!

Malted Milkshake In Tall Glass With Toasted Marshmallow and Vanilla Ice Cream

Toasted Marshmallow & Malt Milkshake

This heavenly milkshake is flavored with toasted marshmallow and malt for a nostalgic dessert!

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  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 2-4 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp malted milk powder
  • 2 tbsp marshmallow creme
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream


  • Place the mini marshmallows on a sheet pan and stick under the broiler until lightly golden brown and toasted. This goes quickly, in a matter of about 30 seconds, so watch them carefully.
  • Place 2 tbsp milk, the malted milk powder, and the marshmallow creme in a blender. Blend for 30 seconds until everything has dissolved and mixed together.
  • Add the ice cream and half the marshmallows, and blend until mixed. Serve with the remaining toasted marshmallows on top.


Note about the milk: Some ice creams are thicker than others, so start with 2 tbsp milk, then add more if you want a thinner milkshake.


Calories: 703kcal, Carbohydrates: 93g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 19g, Cholesterol: 125mg, Sodium: 282mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 80g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

Post updated in August 2019. Originally published April 2012.