If you have been reading this blog for awhile, you know I have a deep affection for S’Mores.
I have many, many versions of S’mores on the blog already but there is always room for more- can I get an Amen?!
So here goes the newest addition to our S’Mores family- S’Mores Ice Cream. It is delicious you guys. Like wait until the kids go to bed and hide in the pantry eating kind of delicious. And this is crazy fast to make. Don’t you worry.
This recipe does require an ice cream maker- you can invest in one pretty affordably and then make so many different varieties of ice cream. Basically you will be the most popular person on the block. But don’t worry, if you don’t want to dive into the investment just yet, I have a simple Fresh Peach Ice Cream recipe here that does not require a machine and can be adapted quickly and easily to be S’Mores instead. Just use a mixer and your freezer to whip up your ice cream.
So here goes- how to make this delicious S’mores ice cream. This recipe will generate about 1 1/2 pints of ice cream total.
- 2 cups Half and Half
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 oz bittersweet chocolate bar
- 4 crushed graham crackers
- 1 oz milk chocolate, chopped into small pieces
- 1 cup marshmallows
- Simmer cream, half and half and sugar in a saucepan for about 5 minutes until sugar dissolves.
- Add bittersweet chocolate, stirring constantly until it is completely melted.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- Whisk 3 egg yolks in a separate bowl and carefully add to milk mixture, stirring constantly.
- Place over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until the mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon.
- Strain mixture over mesh strainer and allow to chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight.
- Pour into your ice cream maker and churn according to maker directions.
- Spread marshmallows out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place under broiler.
- Watch constantly as it should take 30 seconds 2 minutes for the marshmallows to toast.
- Remove immediately and allow a few seconds to cool. Set aside.
- Pour 50% of mixture into a loaf pan or ice cream containers and top with toasted marshmallows, milk chocolate and graham crackers. Pour in remaining ice cream mixture and top with more graham crackers, milk chocolate and marshmallows.
As you cook the marshmallows do not take your eyes off them for a second as they will burn. I try to keep them apart as they will melt together and can be hard to separate.
Once you remove them from the oven, you can spray a little cooking spray or coconut oil or butter onto a knife and gently pick up the marshmallows to place in your ice cream.
I like to layer the chocolate, grahams and marshmallows in as I pour the ice cream from the maker. You might swirl it around or just keep the layers. You can reserve a little for topping.
I love to add some larger chunks of topping onto the top to give this as a gift. Homemade ice cream is always a hit.
And if you do want to pick up an ice cream maker, here are a bunch to choose from. I also love these ice cream pint containers. Homemade ice cream really is a fantastic gift so these are perfect for gift giving.
Here are a few other recipes you might enjoy:
Free printable Smores gift tag- this would be fantastic for year end teacher gifts