Hello all! Summer is finally here and this was the perfect opportunity to get into the kitchen. Everyone has great memories of eating s'mores in the summertime. As a Girl Scout, making s'mores was my favorite treat. There's nothing more nostalgic than sitting around the campfire, surrounded by nature, good stories and an old-fashioned s'mores. My daughter and I love collaborating to create new desserts, so we created these delicious and beautiful homemade S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches! I hope you give them a try. Check out the tutorial above!
2 packs of graham crackers crushed into crumbs (about 3 cups)
3/4 c butter (cut into cubes)
1/2 c sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 C heavy whipping cream
10 oz sweetened condensed milk
1 c marshmallow fluff
silicone mat or parchment
round cookie cutter
Step 1: Making the Graham Cracker Cookie
Crush your graham cracker crumbs.
In a mixer, combine sugar and butter. Mix until just combined, then add eggs one at a time to the mixer while beating. After a couple of minutes, spoon in the graham cracker crumbs leaving behind 1/4 cup.
When the dough has combined, sprinkle the rest of the graham crackers crumbs onto a clean surface and begin to roll out the dough. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
Step 2: Home-Baked
Once the dough has chilled, roll out onto a surface. I prefer using a piece of parchment or a silicone mat. Use a round or fluted edged cookie cutter to cut out the cookies. Place cookies on a greased baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree pre-heated oven for 9 minutes. Once done, set aside and allow the cookies to cool.
Step 3: Marshmallow Ice Cream
In a mixer, add heavy cream, whip until soft peaks form. Add condensed milk while whipping and then, 1 cup of marshmallow fluff. You can also add a marshmallow extract to enhance flavor. Continue to whip until you've reached stiff peaks.
Put marshmallow fluff in a sandwich bag and cut off the corner to create a piping bag. You can now pipe a small dollop of marshmallow fluff onto every cookie. Then, pipe the ice cream mixture onto every 'bottom' cookie, or every other cookie, piping around the marshmallow fluff. I did this using a large piping bag with a star tip. Gently place a bare cookie on top of the ones filled with ice cream mixture. Freeze for at least 2 hours.
Step 4: Dip It & Decorate!
Melt a cup of a semi-sweet chocolate chips. Dip each sandwich half way into the melted chocolate and place onto parchment paper on a sheet tray. You can then top with cookie crumbs, I had ginger biscotti. Lastly, we drizzled each cookie sandwich with white chocolate and placed them back into the freezer until we were for them. That's it! You've got amazing, homemade s'more ice cream sandwiches to share with the fam.
Participated in the
Frozen Treats Challenge