Guys, I’m okay! I got my wisdom teeth out yesterday, but thanks to the miracle of modern medicine, I don’t remember a thing. And, according to my boyfriend, I can still crack a joke or two while high as a kite. Nice to know.
I’m in a fair amount of pain, but it’s not intolerable, and I’ve been able to keep food down today. Yippee! And no bruising or much swelling yet. It must be genetic – my little sister had almost no side effects after she got hers removed either.
The night before my surgery, I was all stressed and annoyed about life, trying to motivate myself to get through some readings and essay outlines. And the best way I could think of was to make these gorgeous toasted marshmallow milkshakes, as seen on Cupcakes and Cashmere, Joy the Baker, and Gourmet.com. While I was at the store, I picked up vanilla ice cream and jumbo jet-puffed marshmallows, and after I finished my work for the day I made myself a little treat. It’s super easy, you can do it too!
I relied on Joy’s recipe primarily, although they’re all pretty similar. This recipe makes one decent-sized shake.
First thing’s first, toast 6-7 marshmallows either over the open flame of your gas stove (yay!) or under the broiler.
Do this several times until you have a big collection of deliciously gooey, charred marshmallows.
Don’t worry too much if they’re burny. That’s what makes the milkshake take on such a delicious s’mores taste!
Into the blender, throw 3 big scoops of vanilla ice cream, about 1/2 cup milk, and a dash of vanilla extract.
And the marshmallows, of course!!
If your blender is as finicky as mine, you may want to chop the marshmallows up pretty small before blending – they’re quite sticky and my poor blender had a hard time mixing them!
Reserve one of the pretty marshmallows for the top of the shake – it’s yummy to eat when soaked in milkshake.
And there you have it! Trust me, they’re as delicious as they sound – full of tiny bits of chewy marshmallow, a nice smooth texture, and a coldness which just might be the perfect thing for a post-wisdom teeth surgery patient!