Summer is almost here! Its been so darn hot out that it may as well be! You know what that means? Time for campfires, grilling and of course the classic s’mores! You just can’t go through the summer without having one. If you’re either a burnt marshmallow or a golden mallow lover, this simple dessert is not only delicious, but full of memories, friendship and family. I mean, how often do you eat a s’mores on your own? Not very often! You are typically surrounded by those you love, new and old friends, the great outdoors and a gooey, sticky s’mores in your hand while someone is spraying bug spray because the mosquitos are starting to come out.
A memory that I have growing up and have always loved is of my parents letting us make s’mores over the gas range stove. When you’re a little kid and just gotta get your grubby, little hands on a s’mores but aren’t anywhere near a campfire, this is the way to do it! A big mallow grin will fill your face as you skewer some marshmallows, roast them golden brown over a flame in the house, and squish them in between graham crackers and extra chocolate to make the perfect hand-held dessert. John and I have had an electric stove top since we’ve been married, so when we were stove shopping you know right what I went to. You could say that my excitement level was pretty high the other night when these childhood memories flooded into my mind and I remembered all the possibilities of what we can do! I just knew that I had to make this ice cream.
I love the simplicity of no-churn ice cream and the satisfaction that it gives serving it up. People will say, “You made ice cream??” YEP! No-churn or not, its special to say that you made it. And guess what, this s’mores ice cream made non-s’mores-loving people love it! (I know, I know, its hard to believe that there are non-s’mores loving people out there). It’s so s’mores filled and scrumptious that you won’t be able to pass it up! There wasn’t even enough left for me to have a bowl after everyone had gone through it, but that just shows the love!
Let this decadent, sweet treat satisfy your sweet tooth and bring out your inner kid!
PS – this is VERY kid friendly 🙂 Let them have fun making it with you!
No-Churn S’mores Ice Cream
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 – 16 oz bag marshmallows
- 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 milk chocolate bars (approx 6 oz total)
- 1 cup crushed graham crackers
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip the heavy cream until light and fluffy and stiff peaks form, about 5-8 minutes. Set aside.
- Line a baking sheet with foil and very lightly spray with cooking spray. Spread the marshmallows out evenly on the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes or until the centers start to get gooey. Turn your oven to broil and broil the marshmallows until the tops are golden brown (or slightly charred if preferred) and the centers are cooked through, about another few minutes. This time frame will depend on the strength of your oven and broiler. Just make sure that you keep your eyes on it during this process. Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly.
- In a separate separate small bowl, mix together the sweetened condensed milk with the gooey marshmallows until combined. Fold the marshmallow mixture gently into the whipped cream until combined. Add in the graham crackers and fold until combined. Making sure to not over-mix.
- In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the chocolate until melted. Try for 30 seconds, then stir, then another 30 seconds until melted. Let the chocolate cool for about 3-5 minutes, and then gently swirl and fold the chocolate into the ice cream mixture. You don’t want to combine it completely as you will wants some “globs” and swirls of chocolate to freeze into the ice cream mixture instead of turning the base of the ice cream chocolate.
- Freeze the ice cream in a freezer safe bowl, container or pan that is covered for at least 6 hours and up to a couple days in advance. Serve with roasted marshmallows on top.