Toasted Marshmallow & Malt Milkshake
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.
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.
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:
Pop them under the broiler until golden brown and crispy on top, making sure you don’t take your eye off them:
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.
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:
Blend it all up until it’s frothy and mixed up, and top with some of those toasted marshmallows:
That’s happiness in a glass.
Peanut Butter Semifreddo, Raspberry Frozen Yogurt, and this Apple Pie Milkshake are a few of my other favorite frozen desserts. Enjoy!
Toasted Marshmallow & Malt Milkshake
- 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.
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.
25 Comments on “Toasted Marshmallow & Malt Milkshake”
It tasted amazing
I know rite
Does The Malted Milk Have To Be Powder??
Hi Tina, I’ve never heard of malted milk not in powder form, but sure, since this is a milkshake, that would work!
Is there anything I can use instead if malted milk powder?
Hi Hannah, you can just leave it out, though it’s a pretty big flavor in this milkshake. You can blend pretty much whatever you want with ice cream so feel free to get creative =)
This looks really yummy and I really want to make them!!! Is there anything I can use instead if malted milk powder??
First of all – CONGRATS on the new site 🙂 Love the look!
Secondly, I have to confess – I have yet to go to Shake Shack but I’ve heard rave reviews about this shake. I think I’m going to have to give this recipe a whirl 😉
Thanks so much Aly! Yes you need to go to Shake Shack!!! You’ll be kicking yourself for not trying it sooner =)
Looks like a good comfort drink.
Oh-Em-Gee! I would love to be able to have one right now, but no marshmallows in the house! 🙁
I would want to travel to NYC just to get one of these lovely floats. However, now I don’t need to be inconvenienced by the airport. Thanks for sharing the yummy recipe. Take care, BAM
Bahhh my mouth is watering, this milkshake sounds amazing. And of all the times I’ve been to New York, can you believe I’ve NEVER been to Shake Shack!?! I’ve been dying to go, so I’ll most definitely make time for a visit my next trip to NY.
Happiness in a glass, indeed! Looks amazing. Our go-to treat on every trip to New York City is an egg cream — have never found them outside the city! They’re absolutely delicious; my boyfriend is obsessed. My sister and I will be in the city this weekend and I’ll have to scope out a Shake Shack! Looks like there’s one right in the Theater District . . . hmm.
Hi Meg, Egg cream??! What is that and where can I get one? Yes, you must get a burger and a shake. Every time I take someone they think it’s all hyped up but then they are like “wow…” haha.
You know, I really had no idea what an egg cream actually was — just that it tasted like a delicious, fizzy sort-of-kind-of root beer float! I found this and this, and they sound about right! There’s no egg in it, apparently. Or cream. So far we’ve found them in every NYC diner we’ve visited!
Yum!! Is marshmallow cream the same as marshmallow fluff?
Hi Erin, Yes, it’s the same as marshmallow fluff. I’ve always called it marshmallow cream but it must be a regional thing, because when I moved to the east coast everyone called it fluff!
Wow !! That’s what I am talking about , I will definitely try this recipe, thanks Joanne
haha, thanks John! Hope you enjoy it =)
Those toasted marshmallows look amazing!
Thanks CJ! Sometimes I toast them on the stove and just eat them LOL.
Oh, you are bad 🙂
This sounds so good! I really must give it a try :~D
Here is a link to a frozen custard recipe.
Have a Joyful Day.
Hi Charlie, Thank you!!! The custard looks simple enough, I will definitely try it. Ice cream maker bowl is already in the freezer and everything =)