The Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake at Stand

March 10, 2009 | By | COMMENTS


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:


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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Categories: Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York, Restaurant Reviews

  • Sean

    Wowza — sounds just fine by me. Maybe a crumble of graham cracker and some chocolate shavings on top? :)

  • Lisa


  • zeep

    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…

  • OTC

    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.

  • Emily

    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!

  • Edd

    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

  • Laura

    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).

  • Luisa

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

  • Sara

    I don’t usually like marshmallows and that looks great…Too bad I am in Chicago.

  • Delilah

    Okay, YUM. Must find toasted marshmallow shake in San Francisco…

  • nathaniel

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

  • Wendy

    @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.

  • Angry Brit

    Don’t tease us! Give us a recipe, man!

  • Erin

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

  • Christine

    I’m sold.

  • Kimberly

    The recipe isn’t as good as the original at Stand, but Frances Lam posted one awhile back on her blog. I burned myself toasting the marshmallows in the oven, but it was still worth it.

  • the projectivist

    oh take pity on us non-US residents for goodness sakes!

    recipe please!

  • Angeline

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

  • Ace

    Oh my goodness! I’m surprised you took the time to take the picture. I would have devoured it.

  • ClaraAnne

    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.

  • Laura

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

  • jessica

    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.

  • Stephanie

    That milkshake sounds awesome! You should try to recreate it at home.

  • misfithausfrau

    Excellent–I have added this to my to-eat list when I go back to NY in April. Thanks for the tip.

  • Jenni

    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!

  • Jason

    Sux I am in Sydney!! Sounds wickedly delish

  • A Mouse Bouche

    Oh I have been having a serious milkshake craving for weeks now and I think this may be the perfect place to start. Boy, does that look good.

  • Jenny

    Man, you make me with I lived in NYC so bad….

  • Suzsqueak

    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.

  • Canne

    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.

  • Canne

    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.

  • emily

    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.

  • Rootbeer Racinette

    Dear god this looks AMAZING! Absolutely on my list for when I next go to New York!

  • Peter Hodges

    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.