S’mores ice cream sandwiches are a cool and refreshing take on S’mores! Milk chocolate coated graham crackers are trimmed in festive nonpareils before sandwiching generous scoops of toasted marshmallow malt ice cream. The ice cream envelops the taste of freshly roasted marshmallows in a frozen form. A hefty sprinkle of malted milk added gives this ice cream a charming, old fashioned soda fountain flavor.
Those were Bacon Slayer’s precise words after biting into one of these S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches. At least I think that’s what he said. I was too busy groaning with my eyes rolling back in my head as I ate mine to pay attention. His next comment was unmistakable, “What kind of ice cream IS this?! It’s fantastic!”
A few weeks ago, my girl Jenni/Pastry Chef Online asked if I’d be willing to join in her Ice Cream Tuesdays efforts again. This time, to review a new book written by an Ice-Cream-Obsessed Blogger by the name of Lindsay Clendaniel. Lindsay has been chronically her journey to find the perfect scoop of ice cream on her blog. Along the way, Lindsay has lovingly created hundreds of her own ice cream recipes in thirteen different categories, including classic scoops, seasonal scoops, savory spicy scoops, Vegan scoops, as well as frozen desserts.
Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary copy of Scoop Adventures by Lindsay Clendaniel to review. If I didn’t love the book, I would share it on my website. Links to the book are NOT affiliate links! I was not compensated in any way for this post. All opinions are my own.
Lindsay has written a beautiful book entitled Scoop Adventures: The Best Ice Cream of the 50 States in which she shares REAL recipes from the greatest ice cream shops across the country. She doesn’t just feature any old scoop shops either. Lindsay hand chose ice cream makers that are passionate about crafting ice cream. They carefully select quality, local and seasonal ingredients to use in creating their frozen confections. The shops are part of their communities, and they like loving on people and making them happy through ice cream.
And what’s happier than ice cream? Lindsay takes the intimidation out of making homemade ice cream by including a ton of tips to achieve the very best ice cream at home. She shares regional classics such as Purple Cow Ice Cream from Little Brick Ice Cream in South Dakota, Nebraska Sweet Corn Ice Cream from Ted & Wally’s in Omaha, and Michigan Salad Ice Cream from Treat Dreams in Michigan. An ice cream artisan in her own right, Lindsay also highlights several of her own recipes along with the featured 50 recipes from the scoop shops.
Her Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream immediately caught my eye as the one that I wanted to share here with you, Friends. While driving across the country as a kid, my mom and I stopped at a tiny diner in Amarillo, Texas where I ordered the most wonderful toasted marshmallow malt. My inner 11 year old still remembers the experience, so it must have been one amazing milkshake!
I decided to play with Lindsay’s recipe a bit to try to replicate the flavor that still holds a place of honor with my taste buds. I changed up the ingredient ratios a bit and added a few hefty scoops of malted milk powder. Making the ice cream is pretty easy. Simply toast a pile of marshmallows in the oven before whisking them into the hot ice cream base to melt them. The whole thing is refrigerated until cool, and then run through an ice cream machine. The marshmallows act as the thickener, so you don’t have to worry about starch or eggs curdling in the ice cream base or any of that fussiness.
The resulting Toasted Marshmallow Malt Ice Cream is pretty wonderful. I thought about recreating the malt of my childhood for about half a second before I decided to tackle another childhood favorite, S’mores!
The resulting dessert – S’mores ice cream sandwiches with toasted marshmallow malt ice cream!
While the ice cream was firming up in the freezer, I coated the bottom half of a dozen graham cracker squares in melted chocolate. I popped the covered grahams in the ‘fridge to set the chocolate, and then I dipped only the edges in the remaining melted chocolate and sprinkles before popping them back in the refrigerator. Once the ice cream was scoopable, I sandwiched a big scoop between the chocolate sides of a pair of graham crackers.
S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches are a fun and festive twist on not one, but two childhood classics–the campfire s’more and the toasted marshmallow malt!
The recipe is easily doubled to make a dozen ice cream sandwiches, but do me a favor? Save a little ice cream to make a malt for yourself. 😉
Now on to more good stuff–the GIVEAWAY!!
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