September 25, 2012

S'mores Ice Cream

This is my new favorite.  I cannot stop eating it.  I mean it.  I cannot stop.  Usually, I can eat a small bowl and be done (especially if it's homemade and rich).  Not this stuff.  I ate a ton of it before I went to the gym the other day. (That wise decision came back up to greet me while I was doing mountain-climbers.)

I've been thinking about this recipe for awhile.

I am quite fortunate to have stumbled upon this ice cream making technique. It's so easy!

Because otherwise I'd have to keep buying my ice cream at the store.

I used to think, when it came to making ice cream, that "ain't nobody got time for that!"

But really! You do!



The draw of the s'more is that the chocolate is melty and ooey-gooey. So's the marshmallow. This characteristic cannot be replicated in the form of ice cream. It defies physics.  I didn't even take physics, but I'm pretty sure it won't work.  But if I ever do figure it out, you'll be the first to know. (Like I would tell anyone else.)

So I wanted to add a lot of chocolate flavor anyhow. I used half chocolate milk (2%) and half whole milk.  Only because I had whole milk left from one of my last ice cream experiments. Then I added a giant scoop of hot fudge to add richness.

I also kinda, sorta (maybe) wanted an excuse to use these.

They were only $1.49 at Target.  Which means I only spent $41.49 at Target that day.  So cheap.

I had chocolate cake left in the freezer from this ice cream.  And I thought, "Why not?" YOLO and all that, right?  Right.

S'mores Ice Cream

1 cup chocolate milk (I used 2%)
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 t. salt

1 T. + 1 t. cornstarch

1/4 cup hot fudge, warmed
2 t. vanilla
1 1/4 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup mallow bits
1/2 cup mini-marshmallows (You can just use the mini-marshmallows if you can't find the mallow bits.)
1/2 cup light crushed graham crackers
Frozen chocolate cake or brownies, about 1 cup of chopped bite-size pieces

In a large saucepan, combine the chocolate milk (all but 1 tablespoon), the salt, and the sugar.  Allow it to come to a boil and then let it boil (a rolling boil) for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. 
In a small bowl, whisk together that extra tablespoon (or so) of milk with the cornstarch.  Remove the milk mixture from the heat and whisk in the cornstarch/milk.  Return the pot to medium heat and let it come back to a boil, stirring constantly, for another minute (or until it's thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon). 
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and hot fudge.  Add in the heavy cream.  Whisk well.  Pour through a mesh sieve to catch any undissolved lumps.  Refrigerate the mixture for a few hours until cooled. 

Following the manufacturer's instructions, pour your cooled mixture into an ice cream maker.  Once its consistency is nearing that of soft ice cream, stir in the chunks of frozen chocolate cake, marshmallows, and graham cracker chunks.

Store in a freezer safe container...in the freezer.  Or, eat it in two days and become disgusted with yourself.

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10 comments:

  1. Oh goodness. If I had an ice cream maker I'd be in big trouble. This looks delicious though!

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  2. your target comment made me laugh this morning. :) and you know I love smore's anything!! yum!!!

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  3. i absolutely adore smores. ANd one of my favorite ice creams is Rocky Road, which is pretty close to smores...

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  4. I loooooooove Rocky Road ice cream...this sounds even better...I need to get an ice cream maker and start experimenting, I have yet to find a coconut or almond milk ice cream at the store that I really like...

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  5. Oh this sounds so good! My husbands favorite it Rocky Road! I'm going to have to get me an ice cream maker now and the smore recipe sounds amazing!! I got your scarf yesterday!! I love it!! Thank you so much and you should be getting yours either today or tomorrow! I hope you like it :)

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  6. Oh, my heck! I have to try this! It looks so good! Found you from the blog hop! Hope you are having a great week!
    www.alyssadawsonblog.com

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  7. Aaaaand...I have one more flavor to add to my pinboard! :)

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