Meet the Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake. It’s a beauty, isn’t it? I could stop this post right here because you’re probably already making plans to get one. But I’ll tell you more, just to torture you further.
The Marshmallow Lady is a shop in Edinburgh where dreams come true. In fact, it’s the first marshmallow café in the world. Nicole, the Marshmallow Lady herself, makes flavoured marshmallows from scratch in the shop kitchen. She uses the finest ingredients and has perfected her recipes to make the fluffiest clouds of sugary joy. The marshmallows are all hand-cut and packaged on the premises. There really is nowhere (and no one) else like the Marshmallow Lady!
Firstly, you should know that I used to work for the Marshmallow Lady. I was one of her busy Mallow Minions who worked in the shop, cut marshmallows by hand, and sold the sugary goods at local markets. I was a Mallow Minion for nearly 2 years, so you could say that I’m very well versed in the world of mallows. I have packaged A LOT of mallows; I have cut A LOT of mallows; and most importantly, I have eaten A LOT of mallows. So take my word for it when I say that everything sold by The Marshmallow Lady is nothing short of brilliant!
I’ll tell you more about the marshmallows in a separate post (there’s so much to say!). This post shines the spotlight on the Toasted Marshmallow Milkshakes. As a Mallow Minion, I not only made and served these dairy-loaded drinks, but I also consumed a fair few myself (Mallow Minion perks!). And for the record, these milkshakes never get old.
Obviously, you’re wondering what’s in the Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake. First, milk and Scottish vanilla ice cream are blitzed together in an old-fashioned blender. Then 3 of the Marshmallow Lady’s handmade gourmet vanilla bean mallows are freshly toasted and added to the blender for another blitz. The drink is poured into a glass jar, generously topped with whipped cream, and decorated with a marshmallow of your choice, which you can have toasted. There are usually a selection of 3 flavours to choose from for the top mallow, but my recommendations would be raspberry, cookies ‘n’ cream, or the classic vanilla.
The milkshake is thick, creamy, and sweet. As you pretend to slowly sip this beverage (realistically, you’re guzzling it because it’s so good), you’ll occasionally encounter little chunks of soft marshmallow. It’s sometimes even difficult to use the straw because the mallow chunks block the passage, so you resort to using the spoon to make sure that you get every last bit of this goodness.
The Marshmallow Lady also creates seasonal milkshakes likes this Hot Cross Bun Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake which featured over the Easter season. Vanilla ice cream, milk, and toasted hot cross bun spice marshmallows are first blitzed together. THEN a hearty heap of homemade marshmallow fluff is added on top. THEN the mallow fluff is flame toasted and topped with caramelized chunks of hot cross buns. IT. IS. FANTASTIC!
The current trend in the milkshake world is flashy, enormous, sugar-coma-inducing, bigger-than-your-face beverages. The Marshmallow Lady proves that all it takes to make an outstanding milkshake is high quality ingredients. MAYBE – just maybe – a milkshake doesn’t need to be absolutely mental. MAYBE – just maybe – a milkshake can be classic, simple, and immensely satisfying all at the same time. But DEFINITELY – most definitely – it’s the handmade marshmallows that make this milkshake memorable and addictive. Thank you, Marshmallow Lady, for gracing Edinburgh with this sexy milkshake! We owe you one!