Marshmallow Shooters

6 Aug

Blue Lake Imbibed with the Ukranian Sensation

The BLMA is a-buzz with Marshmallow Shooters, 2009’s hottest campfire craze, direct from a small village in northern Manitoba.  A passel of Ukrainians introduced this delicacy to a local weenie roast where it was absorbed with gusto by all ages north of 21.  A marshmallow shooter, in its simplest form, is a roasted marshmallow filled with liqueur, commonly Baileys Irish Cream.

A professional marshmallow roaster explained the necessity of using a roasting fork, instead of a stick, to prepare the marshmallow shell as the roasting fork creates a diametrical crater which perfectly accommodates the liqueur.  A young mother remarked, “I’ve never been a drinker, except for maybe a few months in college, but I have to say, Marshmallow Shooters are delicious!”

Marshmallow Shooter

Marshmallow Shooter

Creating the perfect Marshmallow Shooter:

  1. Affix marshmallow to roasting fork
  2. Brown marshmallow to perfection over campfire
  3. Remove marshmallow innards from roasting fork
  4. Fill marshmallow shell with Baileys Irish Cream
  5. Down the hatch!
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9 Responses to “Marshmallow Shooters”

  1. karyn DeBoer August 7, 2009 at 2:13 pm #

    That is just too darn funny!!! :)

  2. Lizzy August 7, 2009 at 8:27 pm #

    I can’t believe I have never tried this. What a genius idea…yum!

  3. shashy August 7, 2009 at 10:43 pm #

    We’re bringing this sensation to the East Coast… it’s too good to keep just up North. the photo came out great…

    • The Provost August 7, 2009 at 11:02 pm #

      Thanks for the great action shot! Can you imagine Jorge doing this with his old Army buddies? “No guys, let’s forget the vodka-soaked watermelon and go straight for the marshmallow shooters!”

  4. guitar mama August 13, 2009 at 10:37 am #

    Long live the marshmallow shooters! By the way – please include 3 very important steps (to be inserted as subheadings for step #3) in preparing these culinary delights: a) twist fork; b) push in; c) pull out.

    • The Provost August 14, 2009 at 8:31 pm #

      Thanks for filling in the blanks, guitar momma. I’ll definitely be taking your suggestions… last time I ended up with some mighty sticky fingers!

  5. Duncan October 27, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    Fine points :
    #1 don’t push stick ( I am a traditionalist ) all the way through. As wouls leave a hole. Hence leaks.

    #2 If, when you pull the stick out , you can see brown of heaven forbid, BLACK, IT WILL LEAK. Try again.

    #3 Don’t give up on that marshmallow that collapses as the innards come out. Simply blow in to the top ( now, bottom when roasting ) and it will pop right out. Ready to accept your choice of center. This should encourage everyone to create thier own shooter-mallow. Which is self monitoring. As anyone getting too much, tends to burn thier marshmallow. Making them leak…

  6. Max October 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm #

    Hey I call foul….we started this at an adult Scouting retreat back in 2004…its what Adults do with roasted mellos when the kids aren’t there!!! AND…we use sticks!!!! ;P

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