S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches

smores ice cream sandwiches by the kosher foodies

Every year I make a big deal out of choosing and baking a special birthday cake. And for a good reason. Every year on December 17th we celebrate two special birthdays, so of course the cake has to be extra amazing! I don’t only do this for my birthday, though. I like baking for everyone’s birthdays! My specialty is delicious layer cakes, not decorated cake mixes or sheet cakes with too much icing. Last year, we had a maple crunch layer cake, which we made by hand and was a hit at our birthday party. This year, though, I thought just baking one cake would be a little boring. So I racked my brain until I figured out what the perfect birthday dessert would be, and settled on these ice cream sandwiches. Chocolate, ice cream, and cookies all in one! What could go wrong?

Another plus? The parts can be made in advance and stored in the freezer (except the ganache, of course), and the finished product can be, too. This way you can focus your attention on the show-stopping birthday cake and all your birthday party guests will be shocked by the two wonderful desserts you made.

smores ice cream sandwiches by the kosher foodies

I contemplated making my own marshmallows for this dessert, but realized that sometimes I’m a little too crazy. And then, Whole Foods Market was generous enough to send us a gift card to their store, and walking around the aisles I saw that they have kosher marshmallows! If I’m gonna buy junk, at least let is be a little healthier than usual. So I bought them and decided to use them for my ice cream. The ice cream turned out delicious with them, plus no one really has to know that it’s not completely homemade. Browning the marshmallows under the broiler allows for the finished product to have little black flecks in it, the perfect look for these s’mores!

 

S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches:

For the Ice Cream:

  • 1 8-ounce bag marshmallows
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar

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Directions:

1. Toast the marshmallows: Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and place the marshmallows on top, making sure none overlap.

2. Broil for 3 minutes on each side. Set aside to cool.

3. In a medium sauce pan, combine the milk and heavy cream and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Small bubbles should form around the edges, but make sure the mixture doesn’t boil.

4. Whisk the egg yolks in a large mixing bowl until they lighten in color. Add the sugar gradually and whisk until even lighter and smooth.

5. Temper the yolks: Slowly ladle one third of the hot cream mixture into the yolks, whisking constantly. Return everything to the pot.

6. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until the custard reaches 170-175 degrees, or coats the back of a wooden spoon.

7. Pour the custard over the marshmallows into a blender (or bowl if you will use a hand blender).

8. Blend until smooth.

9. Refrigerate mixture overnight.

10. Freeze according to your ice cream maker directions.

11. Transfer to containers and freeze until firm.

roasted marshmallow ice cream by the kosher foodies

For the Cookies:

graham crackers by the kosher foodies

I made this graham cracker recipe, but rolled out the dough so it was 1/4 inch thick and cut it into circles using a cookie cutter (or use a glass) before baking.

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For the Chocolate Ganache:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy cream

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Directions:

1. Place chocolate in a heat-proof bowl.

2. Heat cream over medium-low heat until simmering.

3. Pour the cream over the chocolate.

4. Stir until desired consistency is reached.

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Assembly:

  • Sina

    wow, amazing. What a great treat, its my birthday soon, maybe i should also make my own dessert :)

    i never bother looking at marshmallows bc theyre never kosher. good to know. i love whole foods

  • http://Www.DinnerInVenice.com/ alessandra @DinnerInVenice

    This is so creative and amazing looking! The marshmallows picture is drool-worthy.

  • mayihavethatrecipe

    Marshmallow ice cream, sounds fantastic and love the idea of a smores ice cream sandwich. Very creative.

  • http://www.confident-cook.com/ Hindy Garfinkel

    I’d been following these pics on instagram. So glad to have the recipe! They are similar to the smores sandwiches at TJs. So glad I can make them at home now! Looks amazing!

  • Alison @ Alibabka

    Those marshmallows look so decadent! I want to grab it off the screen!

  • Jamie Geller

    Happy B-day — sorry I am late! looks fun and delish!

  • Shoshana Ohriner

    I love s’mores in all forms. I have made s’more ice cream sandwiches with chocolate ice cream and marshmallow fluff but I love the idea of making toasted marshmallow ice cream instead.

  • http://www.thisamericanbite.com Yosef

    Sure looks like a treat!

  • Chanie@BusyInBrooklyn

    Oh wow! This is just droolworthy! I love that you toasted the marshmallows before you turned it into ice cream.

  • Whitney @ Jewhungry

    Whose birthdays do you celebrate together!? So fun! Those are two very lucky birthday folks to get special treats from the Kosher Foodies.

    • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ steph

      haha, it was for OUR birthday!

  • http://www.ronniefein.com/ Ronnie Fein

    if I eat these slowly do I burn more calories?? Those marshmallows look so wonderful I’d like to eat them just them.

  • LilMissCakes

    These look amazing, happy birthday!

    • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ steph

      thanks :)