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Oreo & S’mores “Everything” Milkshake

It’s nearly midnight on the Sunday after the Oscars, and I’m writing this post and watching The Danish Girl. Naturally I also have plans for Room, The Revenant (yay Leo!), Spotlight, and Bridge of Spies. But in the mean time, I want to talk about one thing and one thing in particular: Happy Leap Day!!!! Last weeks Eclair adventure with Alana has somehow got Hawaii on my mind for the days following. It must have been the talk of guava, pineapple, the scent of freshly cut lilikoi. Maybe it was getting to watch The Eddie take place at Waimea Bay, or the 16 spam musubi we made. Whatever it was, home has been on my mind just a little more than usual.

I know s’mores are not something specific to Hawaii, and probably screams “campfire up in the woods” instead, but everything about them reminds me of a slew of certain childhood memories. They’re small moments, but ones I always come back to when I bite into a heap of chocolatey, marshmallowy, graham crackery perfection.

oreo smores extreme milkshake fork to belly

oreo smores extreme milkshake fork to belly

oreo smores extreme milkshake fork to belly

Once, in the 7th grade, our entire class took a trip up to the North Shore for a week of bonding exercises, playing on the beach, and sleeping in dorms near the ocean. Tough life, amiright? On one of the nights, after dinner we walked down to the beach. There was a bonfire, and we nibbled on s’mores while our Kumu taught us about the constellations. I stared up at the night sky and thought about how big the world beyond our little island is and how far away it all felt. Sometimes I’m reminded of being a Girl Scout. During a camping trip we toasted marshmallows and enjoyed them between chocolate and graham crackers, wrapped up in our sleeping bags. I remember the crackling of the fire, the floating embers, and the gentle warmth from the flames. I think of weekends we spent at my uncle’s home out in Lanikai, how calm and secluded the beach there once was, making s’mores and running around with the adults eating dinner and talking story nearby. A s’more always reminds me of those quiet and simple moments from my childhood, and it was the perfect canvas for what I was craving.

UPDATE: My heart is aching. THIS MOVIE. I’ve been near tears twice already.

oreo smores extreme milkshake fork to belly

oreo smores extreme milkshake fork to belly

Extreme Milkshakes have seemed to have taken over the world recently. They’re ridiculous, and rightfully so. Don’t make this unless you’re prepared for a giant mess, seriously. I’ve always wanted to make one of those “with everything on it” kind of desserts. I started with a simple Oreo milkshake, the glass rimmed with a ganache drizzle, then topped it with a layer of marshmallows, two s’mores, a drizzle of chocolate sauce, and graham cracker crumbs.

It’s the kind of treat meant for Leap Day. After all, the calories don’t count on a day that only happens every four years, right? And I’m only gonna teach you how to make one because that’s ALL you should be having (just kidding, you can totally double the recipe as needed!!!).

UPDATE 2: No, I’m not crying my eyes out…

oreo smores extreme milkshake fork to belly

oreo smores extreme milkshake fork to belly

Oreo & S’mores “Everything” Milkshake

for the ganache:
4 oz. of chocolate chips/chopped chocolate
1/2 cup heavy cream

1. Place the chocolate in a small bowl. Set aside.
2. Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan on medium heat until it reaches a light simmer. Pour the hot cream immediately over the chocolate. Let it sit for a few minutes, then whisk until a thin ganache forms. Transfer to a piping bag and let it set up in the fridge for 5-10 minutes.
3. Once the ganache has set a little, cut off an 1/8 in. opening in the pastry bag and use it to drizzle the ganache down the sides of your chosen glass for the milkshake. Place the glass in the freezer to set fully.

for the milkshake:
6 oreos
2 scoops ice cream
1 cup milk

4. In a blender, combine the oreos, ice cream, and milk. Blend until smooth. Remove the glass with the ganache from the freezer and pour the milkshake in. Make sure not to fill the glass with too much milkshake, otherwise it will overflow when adding the toppings.

s’mores and assembly:
8 marshmallows
4 hershey’s chocolate individual bars
4 graham crackers sheets

5. On a baking sheet lined with parchment, broil 8 marshmallows till browned on top. They only take about 1-2 minutes so make sure to watch them the entire time to prevent burning.
6. Break two of the graham cracker sheets in half. On each half, place two hershey’s chocolates. Add a hot marshmallow and top with the other half of the graham cracker.
7. Add 5 marshmallows to the milkshake, creating a base layer. Stack on one s’more, then the last marshmallow, and sandwich with another s’more. Be careful as the toppings might start to tip over, the more layers are added.
8. Finish off with a drizzle of chocolate sauce and graham cracker crumbs. Enjoy immediately!

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  • Whoa. This looks intense. A good intense, though. And now I’m craving this fully loaded milkshake at 7:10 am 😉

    • Didn’t you know? That’s Milkshake time!!!

  • This is about to become my everything, that’s for sure! Holy smokes!

  • oh my gosh, that topping! the marshmallows look perfectly golden (i’m always too impatient, and deliberately set mine on fire, then blow it out immediately. rinse and repeat until the marshmallow is soft and melty on the inside), too!

    • Right?! That always happens to me, but toasting them in the oven definitely has all the marshmallows on point 🙂

  • Your childhood sounds like a dream!! And so does this milkshake. Mega hearts.
    <3 <3 <3

    P.S. Yay Leo indeed! 🙂

  • This looks AMAZING!

  • This looks bonkers awesome! Almost too good, but I’d be kidding if I said too good to eat. Loving all these epic milkshakes lately!

    • “Too good to eat” was made up by the same people who said “can’t have your cake and eat it to” – totally not true!!!

  • Um LOVE this, especially the gifs!! I just got back from Hawaii and loved hanging out in North Shore as well 😀

    • Thanks, Shikha! I hope you had an amazing trip<333

  • I was literally looking at the photos and gifs for an inappropriately huge amount of time and drooling all over the place! This is what we called foodporn!!! 🙂

    • So glad you enjoyed all the photos/gifs! The struggle was so real trying not to take a sip while taking them!

  • I really could’ve used one of these yesterday!

  • Genious marshmallow technique! I’m going to use it next time I want Smores in the city. 🙂

    • Yes! It’s so much quicker than over a camp fire, though not as adventurous I guess 😛

  • Delighted to have discovered your gorgeous blog via La Pêche Fraîche, Courtney! I am not sure it will be very good for my waistline though! 😉 x

    • Oh, definitely not but your tastebuds will be the happiest!!!!

  • Oh my gosh this looks like the most delicious thing ever. EVER.

    Need to give this a go! Love your blog!

    • It’s pretty dang outrageous to eat, BEWARE!!! xx

  • BONKBONKS! WOH. i always wondered how to eat one of these crazy milkshakes without making a huge mess? or do you just put on a bib, lay down a plastic sheet and go hog-wild?? this looks so awesome, courtney! love the animation.

    north shore campouts and sweet mems. XO