Wednesday, June 5, 2013

FOOD: S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches


I have a problem: I'm addicted to s'mores. Those gooey little desserts just scream "summer" to me and when warm weather rolls around, I can't get enough. There's an art to a good s'more, and it has a lot to do with getting that marshmallow juuuuuust right. It seems people are in one of 2 categories: they either cook it nice and slow over the coals to get that perfect brown color, or they stick that sucker straight into the flames to burn it to a crisp. I'm part of the first group myself, and after I've downed a s'more or sixteen two, I'm perfectly happy to sit there and fill any remaining stomach space with perfectly browned marshmallows.

While I would love to roast marshmallows every day, building a fire daily with the sole purpose of making s'mores is a tiny bit impractical. There's also the fact that sixteen s'mores per day is probably not the best idea for my diet. While I was thinking about a way to get my s'more fix without the fire, I came up with the idea to make s'mores ice cream sandwiches! Ice cream is another obsession of mine, so I've now combined my obsession with s'mores with my obsession for ice cream and made one heavenly dessert. YOLO, am I right?

That was weird, I never say that. That's probably the 16 s'mores talking. Let's make ice cream sandwiches.


SUPPLIES: 1 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff, 1 1/2 quarts softened vanilla ice cream, mini chocolate chips, graham crackers, long reach lighter or pastry torch, wax paper for wrapping, 3 qt. glass baking dish.


ONE: first, measure out your fluff into a small bowl. I unfortunately don't own a pastry torch, but that would be ideal for this. A long reach lighter (like the kind used to light fires) will work in a pinch. Brown/blacken the top of your marshmallow fluff. This will give your ice cream sandwiches that roasty, toasty s'more flavor!
TWO: using a spoon, gently mix your fluff into your ice cream. I tried using a mixer, but it mixes way too much air into the ice cream. Stick with the spoon method.
THREE: line your baking dish with wax paper. Pour your ice cream mixture in your lined dish and smooth down (this will help you cut your ice cream into squares much easier.) Place in the freezer overnight or until set.

After your ice cream has set, cut into squares and sandwich between two graham crackers, then roll the sides in mini chocolate chips. Wrap individually in wax paper and freeze.


These are great for summer because they have all the yumminess of s'mores with the added coolness from the ice cream. And then there's the crunch of the chocolate chips.

Don't even get me started. Take it from me and go make some.






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17 comments:

  1. Oh dear, what have you done . . . these look AMAZING! Can't wait to try them out!

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  2. Holy Cows these look amazing!.....to the list for summer yummies for sure :)

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  3. So this is kind of BRILLIANT. Totally trying these! I love all things s'more :) and these would be a perfect, hot afternoon treat.

    xo
    Haley

    PS - Excited to be part of the Whipperberry Creative Team with you two lovelies!

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  4. Oh my! Those look wonderful!
    ~Liz

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  5. These sound amazing! I love that you give them a toasty flavor too. Thanks for sharing.
    http://creativeramblingsblog.com/

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  6. oh my gosh, I love this! I was wondering what could be done to get the s'mores taste without fire :)

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  7. Looks yummy! we have our own version here in our place. We put
    ice cream in bread as a spread.It really yummy.

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  8. Yum this looks so good and perfect for the summertime!! Thanks for sharing and I am going to pin this for my kids (and maybe for my hubby too) :) Hope you have a good day! Julia @ www.juliakendrick.com

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  9. delicious and what a yummy smores alternative! pinned and definitely trying!

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  10. This is an insanely awesome idea! I am from the impatienthavetoburnmymarshamallowbecauseiwanttoeatitrightnow group. Ha ha! I will most definitely be making these soon! Thanks for sharing. :)

    We'd love for you to stop by and link this up at Much Ado About Monday. We have a fun fabric giveaway going on, too! :)
    http://www.huckleberrylove.com/2013/06/much-ado-about-monday-no-13-and-giveaway.html

    ~Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  11. OK. S'mores and ice cream are my two favorite things, and you combined them??!! That's awesome! (and yummy!) :)

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  12. Hi Jen & Shannon! I love this and I featured you gals over at Monday Funday! Thanks for partying with us! Pinning to our Pinterest board as well!

    http://www.thatswhatchesaid.net/2013/10-summer-essentials/

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  13. OMG this looks amazing!! I Love smores.. and this is such a nice take on them! going to have to try them! thanks for sharing..

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  14. OMG. Are you kidding me?? Those look ah-may-zing. I think I'd make myself sick eating WAY too many. :) I found you via Lines Across Monday Funday link up.

    If you're interested, I'd love to have you share this at my Show & Tell link party today. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/06/show-tell-31.html

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  15. I love your website!! Its soooo cute.. I am so glad I found it..These look soooo AMAZING!!!. If you would like to check out my blog too, I would LOVE it.. I am new to the blogging... So if you have any tips you should let me know... I am your newest follower :) I would love it if you followed me back... I'm going to be doing a HUGE fun giveaway soon if your a follower on Facebook or Instagram :)

    -Brooke
    nutritionalfactors.blogspot.com

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