S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches

Toasted marshmallow ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate graham crackers. Basically s'mores and ice cream sandwiches had a baby. A DELICIOUS baby.

Somehow this summer went from feeling extremely long, to feeling very fleeting, as it always does. I had big plans of road trips and hikes I wished to do, and somehow in the midst of everything we've had going on (school planning, work, job searching, etc.), none of it happened! Well, we did manage to sneak in one spontaneous trip to Muir Woods, and a Giants Game, so I'm satisfied with that! I even made homemade granola bars for our hike, which my mom now thinks I'm a hippy for :). 

As I feel the days of summer slip from my grasp, I'm trying desperately to hold onto any summer-y things that will keep this feeling a little longer. What is more summer-y than s'mores and ice cream? S'mores Ice Cream!

toasted marshmallow ice cream with chocolate graham crackers make up these #smores icecream sandwiches

When I thought about making these, I knew they'd be good. But I had no idea how amazing and  delicious the ice cream would be. I could not stop licking the spoon when I made this ice cream, it is, to date, the BEST ice cream I've ever made! 

It starts as a basic vanilla ice cream base. Then you toast the marshmallows under the broiler in the oven. EXTRA TOASTY. Blend them into the ice cream base in a blender, and the rest is history. The toasted marshmallows not only give it sweetness, but an incredible depth of flavor. The caramelization of the marshmallows give a caramel-y/brown butter-y taste to the ice cream. It tastes toasty. And it's incredible! 

toasted marshmallow ice cream with chocolate graham crackers make up these #smores icecream sandwiches

You can make homemade chocolate graham crackers like I did, or just use store-bought ones. Heck, forget the graham crackers and just make this ice cream NOW! ;-)

The chocolate graham crackers are pretty easy to make. They end up tasting like chocolate cookies, or almost brownie-like. But they have honey, and whole wheat flour in them so they're somewhere in the middle of a crunchy graham cracker and a brownie cookie. What I'm trying to say is they're GOOD.

toasted marshmallow ice cream with chocolate graham crackers make up these #smores icecream sandwiches

Let's toast our ice cream sandwiches in an ode to summer, and enjoy the sticky, drippy mess! :)

toasted marshmallow ice cream with chocolate graham crackers make up these #smores icecream sandwiches
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Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream
This amazing ice cream has real toasted marshmallows blended inside to give it the ultimate toasted flavor.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 tea. salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 12 marshmallows
  • 1/4 tea. vanilla
Instructions
1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine heavy cream and milk. Slowly bring just to a simmer.2. In a medium bowl whisk together egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale yellow. Once the milk and cream mixture has just started to simmer, pour 1/3 cup of the hot mixture into the eggs while whisking quickly, to temper the egg yolks. Continue to add hot mixture in, while whisking, until you have poured all of the hot mixture into the eggs. Pour it all back into the saucepan, and heat it until thickened and it coats the back of a spoon, about 170°F. 3. Once the ice cream mixture has reached 170°F, carefully pour it into your blender. 4. Place 12 marshmallows on a foil-lined baking sheet and turn the oven on to broil, with the oven rack aligned to the top third of the oven. Broil the marshmallows for about 60 seconds, until they are nice and toasty. Keep your eye on them the entire time they're in the oven because they burn quickly. Add the toasted marshmallows to the blender, along with the vanilla extract and blend until they have completely dissolved.5. Transfer the mixture into a container with a lid, and refrigerate 1 hour, or overnight. This helps the flavors develop.6. After refrigerating, transfer to the bowl of your ice cream maker and let it become a soft-serve consistency, about 30 minutes. Enjoy like this, or freeze for a few more hours to let it harden some more.
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: apx. 1 quart
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Chocolate Graham Crackers
Homemade chocolate graham crackers that can be soft or crunchy depending on how long you bake them.
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tea. salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tea. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2 T. milk
  • 2 T. honey
Instructions
1. In a large bowl mix together flours, salt, cocoa powder, baking powder, and powdered sugar. Mix butter in, and using a pastry blender, a fork, or your finger tips, blend the butter into the flour mixture until crumbly.2. In a small bowl stir together milk and honey until honey dissolves. Stir into the rest of the ingredients and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Fold the dough over itself a few times.3. On a piece of parchment paper roll dough out to a rectangle about 1/8 an inch thick, and prick holes with a fork all over the dough. P;ace the dough, along with the parchment paper onto a baking sheet, and bake at 325°F for about 15 minutes. Use a pizza cutter to cut into squares while it cools. Let cool before using.
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: apx. 20 crackers

Graham cracker recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour