Now that Summer is in full swing it seems that my freezer is always stocked with ice cold treats. Frozen Lemon Ice, Frozen Yogurt and Ice cream. You name it, we got it. This recipe combines a love of ice cold treats and classic S’mores sandwiches that gives a helping hand to people like me who don’t have easy access to a campfire to roast marshmallows.
I love this recipe because anyone can enjoy it really. With a bit of adaptation, of course. Gluten-free? Pick gluten-free ingredients (gluten-free grahams are usually pretty easy to find at the super market)! Plant-based? Coconut milk ice cream!
It’s best to prepare these at least one day in advanced because of the melting ice cream. Don’t worry though, it’s a simple process.
What you need:
- 1 10oz bag of mini marshmallows
- 16 graham cracker squares
- 1.5 quarts of vanilla ice cream
- 9.7oz 70% cacao bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
To make the Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream:
- Line a 9×13 pan with some cling wrap, make sure that the cling wrap extends over the edges of the pan for easy removal later.
- Set the ice cream out to soften for about 20 minutes.
- Line a shallow baking dish with aluminum foil and spread out the mini marshmallows. Set the oven to broil and place the marshmallows into the oven to broil. This takes less than 30 seconds so keep and eye on them.
- Once the marshmallows are golden brown, fold the mini marshmallows into the vanilla ice cream with a spatula. Spread the Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream into the prepared pan.
- Place in the freezer for 3 or more hours to freeze.
To assemble the sandwiches:
- Take the ice cream out and cut into squares that match the shape of the graham crackers. Tip: put your knife that you’re going to use to cut the ice cream in the freezer as well to slow down the melting.
- Sandwich the ice cream between two graham cracker squares. Put them on a baking sheet and back into the freezer to freeze the ice cream again.
- Once the ice cream has frozen again, melt the chocolate in a narrow bowl. Take the sandwiches out of the freezer and dip them into the chocolate so that the chocolate covers about half of the sandwich.
- Place them back on the baking sheet and back into the freezer.
- Remove the S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches from the freezer once they’ve frozen solid and you are ready to enjoy them! Sprinkle with a bit of sea salt too for some added flavor!
Bon appetit! I’d love to hear what you think of these if you choose to test them out!