Homemade S'mores Ice Cream Is the Base of These Refreshing Frozen Snacks

S'mores are a classic campfire treat, but those flavors you know and love can taste just as satisfying sans-campfire ! These three frozen snacks are perfect for a hot summer's day, and you only need a few quick recipes to pull 'em all together.

S'mores Ice Cream

What You Need

Ingredients

  • Marshmallows
  • Vanilla ice cream

Tools

Instructions

1. Roast the Marshmallows

Turn your oven broiler on high, line a cookie sheet with waxed paper and grease the paper so the marshmallows don't stick to it.

Place the marshmallows on the cookie sheet and place in the center rack for only 30-40 seconds. Keep the oven door cracked so you can watch the marshmallows; pull them out once golden brown.

2. Mix 'Em In

Place half of your ice cream into a food processor, followed by the warm roasted marshmallows. Process until the mixture is smooth. Add the remaining ice cream and pulse until combined.

You can refreeze and dig in with a spoon as-is, but if you're feeling extra indulgent you can use this ice cream to make one of the recipes below.


S'mores Ice Cream Pie

Yield: one 9" pie

Ingredients

  • 9 graham cracker sheets (one sleeve of the classic rectangular sheets)
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 4 cups (2 pints) vanilla ice cream
  • One (10 oz) bag marshmallows
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chip morsels
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

1. Make the Graham Cracker Crust

Use a food processor to crush graham crackers into crumbs. Add melted butter and pulse until combined.

Pro Tip

To make it extra sweet, substitute the graham crackers for crushed cookies and make a cookie crumb crust .

Pour the mixture into a 9" pie plate. Press it firmly on the bottom and along the sides and refrigerate.

2. Add the Ice Cream

Pour the s'mores ice cream into the crust. Smooth the top and place the pie in the freezer for at least 4 hours to firm.

3. Top With Ganache

Make the ganache topping just before serving. In a small bowl, heat the heavy cream in the microwave for 1 minute. Add chocolate chips and stir until melted and smooth. If needed to melt further, microwave in 20-30 second bursts, stirring in between each burst.

Drizzle the ganache over the top of each slice, then dig in!


S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yield: 9-10 ice cream sandwiches

What You Need

  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 36 (about 7 oz) marshmallows
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chip morsels
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 18-20 graham cracker squares

Instructions

1. Freeze

Line an 8" square pan with parchment paper. Pour the s'mores ice cream into the pan. Place in the freezer for at least 6 hours, or overnight.

2. Make the Chocolate Topping

Make the ganache topping just before serving. In a small bowl, heat the heavy cream in the microwave for 1 minute. Add chocolate chips and stir until melted and smooth. If needed to melt further, microwave in 20-30 second bursts, stirring in between each burst.

3. Build the Sandwiches

Cut or scoop the ice cream into equal portions and sandwich between two graham crackers. Dip the sandwich into the ganache and decorate with more chocolate drizzles. You're done!


Find Your Next Recipe

You don't need a campfire to make more delicious s'mores-flavored snacks for your fam.

S'mores are warm and delicious cookie sandwiches made from the assemblage of graham crackers, marshmallow and chocolate. Traditionally made in the outdoors at campfires and other open-aired events, the marshmallows are roasted on a stick, then added to the other ingredients, creating delectable treats.
Lynlee North Beckett
Next time you're craving a good ole s'more, ditch the graham crackers and use freshly-baked snickerdoodle cookies instead. Not only do they provide an extra burst of flavor, but they serve as a sturdy base for an ooey-gooey treat the whole fam can love.
Kris Galicia Brown
Whether it's rainy, snowy or just a plain 'ol Tuesday, you don't need an open fire to make gooey s'mores goodness. In fact, you don't even need an oven — these no-bake bars can be made completely indoors as an easy family treat.
Nicole Weston

May 20, 2020
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