The Little Epicurean

Jun 22 2017

S’mores Ice Cream Bars

S'mores Ice Cream Bars

Summatime! It’s my favorite time of year. I love it more than Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve combined.

I live for these long summer days filled with endless sunshine. A lot of people complain about the heat, but I love it. (Speaking of heat- I’m going to Vegas this weekend where the forecast is a high of 113 degrees F. Now, that’s HOT.) I see the positive. The hotter the day, the more ice cream and frozen treats I can eat. Why have one s’mores ice cream bar when you can have two, or three, or four?!

The base of these s’mores ice cream bars are made from a mixture of ground graham crackers and melted butter. You could skip this step and simply place graham cracker sheets at the bottom on the pan. Continuing with my no-churn ice cream obsession, these s’mores have no-churn chocolate ice cream with chocolate chunks. 

S'mores Ice Cream Bars

S'mores Ice Cream Bars

The s’mores are topped with these flat marshmallows I stumbled upon. I never know they existed. They’re genius! Flat marshmallows make so much more sense than the cylindrical pillow ones that are super common. (If you feel inclined to make your own marshmallows, I have a recipe here for flat marshmallows! Simply sub out the matcha powder to make regular ones.)

Once you’ve laid out all the marshmallows, pop this in the freezer for at least 3 hours to allow the ice cream to set up.

S'mores Ice Cream Bars

Here comes the BEST part (besides eating the s’mores): toasting the marshmallows! Use a kitchen torch to brown the marshmallow tops. Be careful not to overdo it. You don’t want to risk melting too much of the ice cream. At this point, you can eat them as is, or place a graham cracker square on top to eat it like a sandwich.

I forgot to mention one of the main reasons I love summertime so much- my birthday! (Along with Alex’s and Charlie’s birthdays, too.) If I had pool birthday parties, I would totally make tons of these s’mores ice cream bars for guests. They’re the perfect little bite size treat. And honestly, who doesn’t like s’mores?!

S'mores Ice Cream Bars

Print Recipe

S'mores Ice Cream Bars

Yield: 24 bars

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cup ground graham cracker
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream:

  • 2 cups heavy cream, cold
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 7 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 24 flat marshmallows (stacker marshmallows for s'mores)

Directions:

  1. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with parchment paper (or foil). Allowing parchment paper to run up along the sides of the pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground graham crackers and melted butter. Transfer mixture to prepared baking pan and press into an even layer along the bottom of the pan.
  3. Pour cold heavy cream, condensed milk, and cocoa powder into a large bowl. Using a hand mixer, whip mixture to stiff peaks. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Spread chocolate ice cream mixture over graham cracker layer. Place marshmallows on top of ice cream. Cover baking pan with plastic wrap. Freeze for at least 3 hours until ice cream has set up. Overnight is best.
  5. Gently remove s'mores ice cream bar from baking pan by lifting from parchment overhang. Place on a cutting board and cut into bars using marshmallows as guides.*
  6. Brown the marshmallows tops with a kitchen torch. Enjoy immediately!

*Notes:

  • If you are not serving these bars immediately after cutting, place cut bars in the freezer until ready to serve. Cut bars will keep in the freezer for a few weeks. Toast marshmallows before serving.

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S'mores Ice Cream Bars

8 Responses to “S’mores Ice Cream Bars”

  1. June 22, 2017
    6:57 pm

    mmm. i had s’mores ice cream at cauldron in the oc (highly recommend if you haven’t gone, their puffles are great), which i loved, so i’m sure i’d love this too (: i’ve seen rectangular gourmet marshmallows before, but never kraft ones!! i feel like these would be easier to toast as well. my grocery stores need to get on it asap.

  2. June 22, 2017
    7:12 pm

    These are so adorable and festive!

  3. June 22, 2017
    7:17 pm

    Totally my kind of summer dessert!!

  4. June 23, 2017
    6:26 am
    Michelle says...

    I’ve been meaning to buy myself a kitchen torch. Now I have ANOTHER reason to do it. These look absolutely scrumptious!

  5. June 23, 2017
    8:04 am

    This brings the biggest smile to my face and even a bigger smile to my kids faces. They will just die over these and I’m always looking for a fun excuse to bring out that kitchen torch. Can’t wait to make this for a fun summer party!

  6. June 23, 2017
    10:54 am
    Dee says...

    These would be perfect for our super hot summer days. My kids would love it if I used a torch! :)

  7. June 23, 2017
    11:08 am

    I definitely need to develop your attitude ab this heat. But I think I can with a treat like this!

  8. July 2, 2017
    6:43 pm

    Perfect for a summer treat!

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