Monday, November 15, 2010

Sweet Potato Milkshakes with Burnt Marshmallow Topping

Top Chef is pretty much my favorite tv show (save for Top Chef DC - it was a hugely disapointing season).  As I've said in previous posts, my best friend Emilie and I love going to eat at (stalking) cheftestants restaurants, and one of our favorites is FLiP Burger Boutique, which is owned by Season 4's Richard Blais (sidenote:  I am so embarrassingly excited about Top Chef All-Stars).  The concept is gourmet burgers, which are awesomely creative and delicious, but the real stand-outs are the liquid Nitrogen milkshakes.  They are all super-fun flavors, but my favorite is the Nutella with burnt marshmallow topping.  Reee-diculously good.  I have tried sips of some of the other flavors, but I always come back to the Nutella. 

So when I made the sweet potato ice cream, I was inspired to add some marshmallows to the top and torch them.  For one thing, I always like to torch things in the kitchen - so fun!  Also, burnt marshmallow is one of the greatest things ever created.  Since sweet potatoes are often paired with marshmallows, I thought it would be a great flavor for a milkshake.  Annnd of course I was right.  So so good.  Joey, who said "blech" when I told him I was making sweet potato ice cream, even enjoyed the milkshake.  I was having a little bit of a rough day when I made these, so I added a splash of bourbon, but they certainly don't neeeeed it.  Overall, a super fun and festive milkshake!

Sweet Potato Milkshake with Burnt Marshmallow Topping
Pink Parsley Original
makes 2 milkshakes
  • 3/4 cup sweet potato ice cream, slightly softened
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup bourbon or  splash of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • mini  marhmallows
In a blender, combine the ice cream, milk, bourbon, and cinnamon.  Blend until smooth and thick, and divide between 2 small glasses.  Add a layer of mini marshmallows on top, and using a kitchen torch, burn them and melt in spots.  Allow the marshmallow topping to cool slightly, and serve.


12 comments:

Kimberly Peterson said...

Oh wow for some reason your amazing pic is making me VERY, very thirsty!! Looks wonderful!!

Nikki said...

Looks yummy! I love your blog and Top Chef. I agree with you about the DC season, it was disappointing. Can't wait for Allstars to start!

Miryam said...

Never heard of sweet potato ice cream, what a great idea, superb!
I bet it was delicious :-)

Cara said...

This is totally fantastic :)

the blissful baker said...

wow, this is the perfect fall milkshake! i love it!

Kelsey said...

How do I NOT try this? It's got sweet potatoes, bourbon, ice cream, and a reason to use a torch! Genius!

Cara said...

We went to Flip a few months ago and got the Pineapple Upside down milkshake and it was good! I can just imagine that your milkshake is very good too!

Jennifer said...

OMG I am so your partner in Top Chef Nerd-dom! I was giddy when I heard about the All Stars version and that it's premiering on December 1st. GIDDY.

This recipe looks fantastic!

Ellen (La Pure Mama) said...

YUM!! Double yum! :)

Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes said...

Brilliant, Josie!!

JV said...

I'm 8 months prego and I need to have that right now...

Anonymous said...

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