Peppermint Ice Cream Clouds

This easy Dessert Salad is light, refreshing and addictive.  If you think you don't like marshmallows, this treat promises change your mind.  It's yummycious served chilled or frozen in Cone cups. 

  •  5 cups Mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup Heavy whipping cream- (Not cool whip or anything pre-sweetened)
  • 1/2 cup Mini chocolate chips- plus 1/4 cup for Garnish
  • 1/3 cup Peppermint candy- crushed
  • 1/4 cup ground Almonds, pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup cake or cookie crumbs- for topping- optional
Whip the whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in the chocolate chips, crushed Peppermint Candy and ground Almonds. 

Small amounts at a time, fold the marshmallow in. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 3-4 hours or overnight.

To Serve:
  • Spoon the clouds into an Ice cream cone, dip in cake crumbs and freeze for an hour or longer... ~or~
  • Spoon the chilled clouds into a dish and sprinkle with additional mini chocolate chips.
This amazingly simple, not-too-sweet Dessert will become a family favorite!

kirnex2 years ago
This is actually a really interesting recipe--I make all sorts of ice creams, gelatos, sorbets and other frozen treats, and I NEVER considered using marshmallows for anything other than, say, Rocky Road. But what a fabulous idea. I'm going to have to try this, especially since we tend to always have lots of mini marshmallows in the pantry, and they usually end up going stale before we can use them. Can't wait to try it.
bajablue (author)  kirnex2 years ago
Hope you enjoy! Thanks for commenting!
M!key2 years ago
This sounds lovely. I have to try this!

In the top picture it looks like a randomly assorted bundle of sheep....Or is it just me :-)
bajablue (author)  M!key2 years ago
lol, M!key... maybe it is just you... but I happen to like sheep. ;-D
they look like sheep no that you mention it.
bajablue (author)  c3ralki1l3r2 years ago
mprelle2 years ago
Always surprised when I come in to view your creativity...you did a good one here..yummoliciously delightful I am sure....
bajablue (author)  mprelle2 years ago
Thanks for your vote-of-confidence! ;-)))
Renee!2 years ago
Whoa! That is such a cool idea. I might just be forced to try them for myself ;)
bajablue (author)  Renee!2 years ago
SO easy... just try it! I am NOT a marshmallow person. Maybe you aren't either? This recipe will change your mind!
linrodann2 years ago
Ooh, looks delicious! I gotta try this.
bajablue (author)  linrodann2 years ago
I hope you do.

I'm not a marshmallow fan, but this recipe converted me... no kidding! 
mary candy3 years ago
bajablue (author)  mary candy3 years ago
lol... are you ok?
freaking out because I'm on Diet ! and this dessert is so fabulous!!!!
sunshiine4 years ago
I will be dreaming of clouds tonight! But not just the ordinary kind! These are chocolate!
bajablue (author)  sunshiine4 years ago
They are seriously delicious, too... and I'm NOT a huge marshmallow fan. ;-P~~