Smores Ice Cream


Smores Ice Cream |

Are you outdoorsy? I’m not. Don’t get me wrong – I enjoy the sun, the landscape, the fresh air, the bonfires. What keeps me from enjoying it as much are bugs. I hate bugs. A few weeks ago, I was grilling hot dogs. I thought, why don’t I grill more often? Then came the bugs. A bumblebee wouldn’t leave me alone. A spider crawled up the leg of the table. Some unknown thing threatened my hot dogs. Ah yes, this is why I don’t like being outdoors. I’m that girl who locks herself up in the air conditioner while watching Master Chef eating ice cream. Smores Ice Cream, to be exact. A few weeks ago, I made Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches. This time, I made toasted marshmallow ice cream with graham cracker pieces and fudge sauce swirled in. Summer in a bowl without all of the creepy crawlers.

Smores Ice Cream |

You know, I envisioned Smores Ice Cream to be white, like marshmallows. Instead, it’s brown. I guess that makes sense because technically toasted marshmallows *are* brown. Brown or white, just close your eyes and imagine yourself sitting around a campfire telling ghost stories. Actually, I never sat around a campfire telling ghost stories, but hey they did on tv.

Smores Ice Cream |

I was debating on chopping up the iconic Hershey bar to mix in, but I chose fudge sauce to represent the melted chocolate after adding the toasted marshmallow. The graham cracker pieces do get soft from the ice cream, but I actually liked the texture. Some of you may not like that, so one suggestion is not mixing them into the ice cream but rather crumble up the crackers and use as a topping after scooping.

Smores Ice Cream |

Speaking of eating a bowl in front of the tv, who all is watching Master Chef and Next Food Network Star this summer? I’ve been watching NFNS every summer since season 3 (where Amy Finnely won. I have yet to track down Guy’s season). Master Chef I saw two years ago but got caught up in other things, so this summer I am watching again.

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Ice Cream
12 regular-sized marshmallows
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup whole milk
1/3 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
2 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup graham crackers, chopped
Fudge Sauce
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch cocoa powder
1/4 cup corn syrup
1 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped


    For the ice cream
  1. Toast the marshmallows under a broiler or with a chef torch.
  2. Make an ice bath in a large bowl. Place a smaller freezer-safe bowl inside and add 1/2 cup cream. Set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the remaining 1/2 cup cream, milk, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil.
  4. In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks then whisk in some of the hot milk mixture. Pour it all back into the sauce pan and cook until thickened, whisking often. Once thickened, whisk in the toasted marshmallows until melted. Remove from the heat and pour the mixture into the reserved 1/2 cup cream. Whisk in the vanilla. Let cool in the ice bath until room temperature then chill in the refrigerator until cold.
  5. Once cold, freeze according to your ice cream maker. If freezing by hand, place in the freezer and whisk every 30-45 minutes or until the ice cream is almost solid. Stir in the graham cracker pieces.
  6. For the fudge sauce
  7. In a medium saucepan, bring the water, cocoa powder, and corn syrup to a boil. Reduce the heat then simmer for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and add the chopped chocolate. Stir until completely melted. Cool to room temperature then store in the fridge until ready to assemble the ice cream.
  8. To assemble
  9. Place half of the ice cream into the bottom of a container. Pour the fudge sauce on top then add the remaining ice cream. Freeze at least 30 minutes before serving.


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Source: Adapted from The Perfect Scoop
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  1. Carla,
    Being the nutty crunchy sort, I will think of this ice cream as Unbleached S’mores Ice Cream and be proud that it is not the white color you envisioned, because clearly if it’s not white it must be healthy, right?
    A girl can dream.
    I will dig out the ice cream bowl tonight and start chilling.

  2. I’m gonna need two spoons for this!

  3. Marvelous ice cream and photos too! I want to grab the spoon and bowl out of the screen and eat it right now.

  4. I think using the fudge sauce was a better choice than the chunks of chocolate. S’mores chocolate is melty anyway!

  5. Hi Carla,
    Oh I love this! Smores and ice cream together…brilliant!
    By the way, I like the soft texture of cookies that have been mixed in with ice cream:)
    Thanks for sharing, Di

  6. YUM!! I made a ice cream very similar, but i used chocolate ice cream for base. S’mores is the best combo!

  7. I’m not outdoorsy myself, and yeah…bugs are a portion of the reason *shudder*

    I do love s’mores. I loooove this ice cream, it just…looks…SO goooood

  8. You’re killing my visions of eating raw vegetables all day today so I can feel skinny when I go to BlogHerFood on Thurs., but that’s okay. I forgive you :)

  9. Carla, you’re hilarious! We’re cut from the same cloth – I am PHOBIC when it comes to bugs. I have a bug-dar like you wouldn’t believe – if there’s a bug in the vicinity, I’ll see it. Then I’ll be obsessed with watching it to make sure it doesn’t come near me. Plus I hate being dirty and I have the worst seasonal allergies so me ‘n mother nature aren’t that tight. I’ll join you on the couch with a giant bowl of this ice cream. I love Master Chef – the last season was awesome. You should try to find the old episodes and watch it. I really liked the winner (I won’t spoil it here in case you don’t know who it is). I’ve got the current season PVR’d and haven’t started watching yet. Can’t wait! I just need to make this ice cream and then my tv-watching experience would be complete.

    • I know who won last year because of her…unique characteristic. I watched the year before that, but I can’t even remember the girl’s name. I have crappy internet, but some day I will catch up on that and Top Chef (I haven’t watched 3, 4, or 6). I wish we lived so much closer so we can both eat bowls and bowls of ice cream while watching tv all weekend and forget about our jobs. Oh and I’ll bring the bug spray.

  10. I love Food Network Star!! But the Danushka (sp?) has got to go! Oh and totally making this ice cream NOW! Yummm

    • Agreed! I have no clue what FN saw in her to even bring her past auditions. I’m guessing it gives us something to talk about after the show. Hopefully she’ll either warm up or leave!

  11. Carla,
    I’m with you 100% on the bugs. I sometimes get chased by butterflies.
    I’ve got to try this recipe. It looks wonderful.

    • Ha! A butterfly landed on my foot the other day while I was in the garden. I had no clue and freaked out. Silly little butterfly.

  12. Oh noooo – what a terrible incident you got. I tend to stay away from Summer, too, because of the heat and it makes me cranky most of the time. :) Glad this ice cream fix the problem. Smores ice cream sounds definitely a real deal for Summer time!

  13. The taste of summer. I can’t wait to give it try!

  14. These are classic summer flavors in one fabulous looking ice cream! Your photos really captured the creamy gooey sweetness. I wish I could reach out with a spoon! :)

  15. I am not outdoorsy either- the best part of outdoors is defo smores!! Love that you made it into ice cream!! Get in ma belly!

  16. Ugh. The outdoors! No thank you. :) I’d much rather have s’more ice cream inside!

  17. After sampling a toasted marshmallow milkshake, the whole crispy ‘mallow thing is now a winner. Love the ice cream!

  18. OMG craving this right now, thanks for sharing.

  19. You’re a genius! Those darn bugs ruin everything.

  20. I flipped out last night because a beetle appeared on my arm while walking the dog. A harmless “cute” little beetle. Yeah. I like the indoors. I stay this pale year round (you shall see how white my legs are in July.) p.s. I’m in the fudge camp, I’m thinking the chopped chocolate would get in the way of the crunchy graham crackers!

    • A few years ago I had a ladybug infestation in my dorm room because the weather was warm out. I was so freaked out I had trouble sleeping. It’s impossible to kill a million lady bugs, btw. And my legs never burn/tan, so I’ll have tan arms and white legs haha

  21. I camp simply to have S’mores on an open fire. This ice cream is made for me.

  22. May I ask why you separate a cup of the cream and not cook it with the rest?

    I just made this recipe. It produced about half the amount any other recipe I’ve tried has produced. Maybe a pint? Did yours also only make this much?

    I can’t taste the marshmallow! I think I even put more than called for!

    • It’s a technique David Lebovitz uses (he’s like an ice cream god). It helps lower the temperature of the custard right away to stop further cooking.

      And yes it does only make one pint (hence why I put one pint as the serving size ;) )


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