02 July 2008

Marceline's Dusty Miller

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Several of you asked about this wonderful ice cream treat. I know that other websites claim to have the scoop on us... but in Marceline the delicacy is made this way....

2 scoops of vanilla Central Dairy ice cream in a sundae glass
2 ladles of marshmallow syrup (not cream) over the ice cream
2 large squirts of Hershey chocolate syrup over the marshmallow
2 heaping tablespoons of malted milk over the chocolate syrup (the dust)
a maraschino cherry on top!

The marshmallow syrup is the key. Without it you have a chocolate malt, just not blended together!

You cannot find the marshmallow syrup just anywhere. It needs to be a pourable marshmallow. My cousin Kay used to make it and here is her recipe:

1 c clear karo syrup
2 T water
1 egg white, beaten
1 t vanilla
1 t unflavored gelatin
1/2 t salt

Cook karo syrup and water to firm ball stage. Pour slowly over beaten egg white and beat well. Soak gelatin in a little water and then add vanilla, salt and gelatin mixture and beat until shiny and thick. Makes 1 pint.

Now you can rest assured that you have the real deal when having a Dusty Miller. Don't settle for a unblended chocolate malt. Get the real thing!

4 comments :

  1. I don't think I've ever seen marshmallow syrup so thanks for including the recipe. Now I'm off to Mapquest to see where Marceline is located. I drive through Missouri on the way to our place in Arkansas.

    Cape Girardeau is one of my favorite places, although all the businesses picked up and moved out by the interstate. That's OK because now the downtown is populated with antique shops and cool little restaurants.

    - Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

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  2. I don't think I've ever seen marshmallow syrup so thanks for including the recipe. Now I'm off to Mapquest to see where Marceline is located. I drive through Missouri on the way to our place in Arkansas.

    Cape Girardeau is one of my favorite places, although all the businesses picked up and moved out by the interstate. That's OK because now the downtown is populated with antique shops and cool little restaurants.

    - Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

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  3. Wow, this sounds incredible. I may have to go to Marceline to try this out. I hope you had a great 4th!!

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  4. hey! found your blog trying to google dusty millers as we were just in marceline for toonfest!!! very yummy and lots of fun!!!

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