The Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake at Stand

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Friends don’t let friends go to Stand–the burger place on E. 12th Street–without ordering the toasted marshmallow milkshake. It fell upon me yesterday, after seeing “Synecdoche, NY” with Craig and his filmmaker friend David Russo (whose own movie, “The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle”, premiered at Sundance this year) to shepherd them both to Stand for burgers and, of course, the toasted marshmallow milkshake. I was so forceful on the latter front–“You’ve gotta get the toasted marshmallow milkshake,” I began; “It’s really one of the best milkshakes I’ve ever had”, I continued; “Aren’t you going to order it?” I begged when neither person ordered it–that my plan backfired: these two were going to need a more direct intervention. I ordered the milkshake for myself.

What makes it so good? Do I really need to tell you?

I’m pretty sure they make the marshmallows themselves (awesome fact #1), then they toast the marshmallows to a beautiful golden brown (awesome fact #2), and then they blend it all into a milkshake with creamy, dreamy homemade ice cream (awesome fact #3.)

I mean look at this:

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That’s heaven in a drinking glass. And David, who doesn’t really like marshmallows, conceded after one sip: “That’s pretty damn good.”

And Craig? Craig couldn’t get enough. He had an ear-to-ear grin on his face and later he told someone it was “the best milkshake I ever had.”

So as I said, friends don’t let friends go to Stand without ordering the toasted marshmallow milkshake. It’s the kind of milkshake that changes lives. Go change yours now.

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34 comments

  1. Sweet crimmany, that looks great! Have you ever tried to make your own marshmallows AG? I was checking out the process last night of all things (after a friend passed along a s’more made from sratch) and it looks like a relatively easy and fun process…

  2. Mmmmmm….one of my favorites. In a moment of extreme glutony I actually ordered a 2nd one, it was worth every penny and every sugar-filled fatty calorie.

  3. damn you, adam! after i just had my first shake shack experience last weekend (mmm coffee & donuts ice cream), i’m now jonesin for another evil ice cream treat. i am SUCH a sucker for toasted marshmallows. yummmmm!

  4. Cool thats sounds pretty good cant beat toasted marshmallows. They are really easy to make too. I just made the ones from the “baked” book and they are so good

  5. Wow, what a creative idea! That looks much more promising than the cereal milk frozen yogurt I was coerced into ordering at Milk Bar (by the way, am I the only one who is a little non-plussed by that place? Other than the corn cookie, I don’t really get what the fuss is about).

  6. Toasted marshmallow-waaah?? Oh my goodness, that sounds so good. I walk past stand twice, no, three times a week! This could get ugly.

  7. It is, indeed, a fabulous shake but I thought they got their ice cream from laboratorio del gelato??

  8. @Laura – I wasn’t wild over the the cereal milk stuff at Milk Bar, but I did think the cinnamon bun pie was pretty awesome. Of course, I’m a sucker for just about any cinnamon baked good.

  9. Richard Blais has a toasted marshmallow shake at his new place “Flip Burger Boutique” here in Atlanta…..sooooo good!

  10. Next time you find yourself in Toronto, you’ve gotta drop by Greg’s for their Roasted Marshmallow Ice Cream!

  11. Oh, people can’t believe it when I say I HATE marshmallows, love the way it looks though, love the idea of them even, just can’t eat them.

  12. That looks delicious…if you could make a version of this lactose free, you’ll forever be my hero. : )

  13. What did you think of Synecdoche, AG? In retrospect, I totally loved it. But, while watching, found the last half hour or so unbearably painful.

  14. It makes me happy to know that something that wonderful exists somewhere on that planet. I wish I lived close to that someplace, but I can make marshmallows, and one day, this shake Will Be Mine Mwah-ha-ha!

  15. I live in Los Angeles, but my best friend lives in the city and about 3 years ago I dragged her to Stand because I wanted to try it and compare it to The Counter out here. We ordered one toasted marshmallow shake along with a number of other speciality drinks. We ended up drinking 5 of those shakes between 3 people. Every time I’m in the city I have to go down to the village for a toasted marshmallow shake. I keep thinking I have to move to New York because we’ll never get a place that makes a shake as superlative as the Stand Toasted Marshmallow shake.

    Next time you go there, have a sip for me please.

  16. There’s this place that Spike from Top Chef opened up in DC called Good Stuff Eatery. It’s a twist on a hamburger stand (the bacon cheeseburger is currently king around here) and they have an amazing toasted marshmallow milkshake there.

  17. There’s this place that Spike from Top Chef opened up in DC called Good Stuff Eatery. It’s a twist on a hamburger stand (the bacon cheeseburger is currently king around here) and they have an amazing toasted marshmallow milkshake there.

  18. I veered away from my usual milkshake order at stand to try out the marshmallow shake. It was very good but I’m still partial to the mint and vermouth one.

  19. Okay, yeah. I’ll take two.

    Thanks for the recommendation. I intend to make a toasted marshmallow milkshake pilgrimage the next time I’m in NYC.

    Looks just great.