Graham cracker infused ice cream is topped with marshmallow sauce and chocolate chips, making a s’mores ice cream sundae that will soon become your favorite summer treat!
s'mores ice cream sundaes

I am nothing if not extraordinarily obedient.

You ask to me jump? I’ll say how high.

You want me to take the garbage out? I willย pinky swear with a cherry on top that I will make sure the.boy does it.

You tell me it’s National Ice Cream Month? I’ll demand 30 days off from work to fulfill my frozen treat duties.

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Hey, you can’t blame a girl for trying.

But seriously. NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH. And we do not even get a single day off to celebrate.

A travesty if ever I’ve heard of one.

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Can I tell you a secret?

Even though it will probably violate all sorts of food blogger regulations and will possibly cause you to run screaming through the room?

Are you sitting down?

Here goes.

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I don’t like s’mores.

There, I said it. Please don’t hate me.

But I do like/love/want to have babies with things that taste like s’mores.

This totally make sense. (<–NOT)

The thing is that I don’t really like marshmallows. It’s kind of a textural too sweet tastes like chemicals kinda dealio.

But foods that imitate the essence of toasty marshmallows smashed between two graham crackers with a layer of chocolate in the middle for good measure? Those are okay. Apparently.

So I went ahead and made marshmallow sauce that doesn’t have any marshmallows in it and ice cream that tastes like graham crackers, and I threw them both in a bowl and smothered them with chocolate chips.

Wham bam thank you ma’am. The kind of s’mores even my cold hard tastebuds can handle.

Dear National Ice Cream Month: I have arrived. Now, please decide to stick around forever. K, thanks.

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I was spurred into ice cream-ing action by the folks over at OXO who offered to send me ice cream making supplies if only I would start a-churning.

Twist my arm, why don’t you?

Their scooper (pictured above and below and throughout this post) is sturdy enough to really dig down deep into super cold ice cream so you don’t have to wait for it to soften before digging in. Their small silicone spatula is perfect for dipping into hot custards or marshmallow sauces. Their locktop container is perfect for preventing freezer burning of your frozen treats.

Basically, they are ice cream enablers. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Sโ€™mores Ice Cream Sundaes
 
Graham cracker infused ice cream is topped with marshmallow sauce and chocolate chips, making a s'mores ice cream sundae that will soon become your favorite summer treat!
Yield: 1 quart
Ingredients
For the graham cracker ice cream
  • 2½ cups whole milk
  • 1 tbsp plus 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ⅛ tsp fine sea salt
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup chopped graham crackers
For the marshmallow sauce
  • 1 tsp kosher or vegetarian gelatin
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. For the graham cracker ice cream, mix 2 tbsp of the milk with the cornstarch in a small bowl. Set aside. In a separate, large bowl, whisk the cream cheese with the sea salt.
  2. In a 4 quart pot or saucepan, heat the rest of the whole milk, heavy cream, sugar, and corn syrup over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and then let boil for 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and then whisk in the cornstarch mixture. Return to the stove and bring back to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about a minute.
  3. Remove from the heat and gradually whisk the custard into the cream cheese. Stir the graham crackers into the hot milk mixture and let sit for 3 minutes, or until the graham crackers start to fall apart. Pour through a fine meshed sieve and then into a 1 gallon ziploc bag. Submerge into a bowl filled with ice water. Place the entire ice bath in the freezer and let stand until cold, about 30 minutes.
  4. Pour the cold custard into the frozen base of an ice cream machine. Churn until thick and creamy, according to the machine's instructions. Put the ice cream into a storage container and store in the coldest part of the freezer, until firm.
  5. Meanwhile, make the marshmallow sauce. Stir together the gelatin with the cold water in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.
  6. Bring the sugar, corn syrup, and salt to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat and cook without stirring until a candy thermometer reads 240F. Pour the syrup over the gelatin mixture and add the vanilla. Beat on low speed for 2 minutes. Increase to speed to high and then beat until the syrup becomes thick and white. Transfer to a glass jar with a lid and store for up to one month in the refrigerator.
  7. Serve chilled ice cream topped with marshmallow sauce and chocolate chips.
Notes
Ice cream from Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Desserts and marshmallow sauce from Saveur
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bowl

For more s’mores flavored sweet treats, check out these:

smores cupcakes

S’mores Cupcakes

smore nut bars

S’more Nut Bars

marshmallow smore sticks

Marshmallow S’more Sticks

From Around the Web:

Chocolate Dipped S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches from Love & Olive Oil

S’mores Croissants from Milk and Honey

S’mores Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches from Buns in My Oven

S’mores Brownies from Keep it Sweet Desserts

S’mores Krispie Treats from The Baker Chick

Disclosure: I received OXO products for free in order to create this post, however I received no monetary compensation. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own.

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59 Responses to S’mores Ice Cream Sundaes {#IceCreamforOXO}

  1. Sune Moolman says:

    National Ice Cream Month? Are you kidding me? You guys have the best ideas!
    *Start saving for a plane ticket to the USA*
    Oh, and this sundae looks freakin’ delicious!

  2. Zainab says:

    I have been slow on the national ice cream month train! So glad you are on top of things!! Loving this!!!

  3. debbie says:

    Lately I have been having way too much ice cream, if that is even possible! This looks delicious Joanne and perfect for this time of year, of course!

  4. Sues says:

    Some day I will make a new ice cream every single day of July. But until then, I’m stuck at work looking at photos like this and wishing I were at home making it. Or at least sitting at my desk eating it!

  5. Beth says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve eaten an actual s’more, but s’more flavoured desserts? Love them!

  6. Monica says:

    haha – I’m not a fan of s’mores either (though it’s such a romantic sort of idea) and it’s the marshmallows I don’t like. But you know…funny thing, we were at Max Brenner recently and we were loading up on chocolate and doing the whole fondue thing. My husband toasted a marshmallow, I tasted it…and it was goood! I was shocked. Could it be we need to master the art of toasting the marshmallow? ; )

  7. I recent;y made graham cracker infused ice cream too but someone failed to add chocolate (I know). This looks so good!

  8. Carla says:

    Ok I need to really think long and hard about whether we can still be friends since I’m a s’mores freak (just kidding ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) I’ve made s’mores ice cream with a toasted marshmallow base but not graham cracker based. And that marshmallow sauce? I would put it on everything.

  9. Trisha says:

    This is the kind of holiday that I can fully support annnnnd celebrate. Big time. Love the idea of graham cracker infused ice cream and those little bunny shaped Grahams are the cutest! You’ve made my Friday. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. You don’t like marshmallows? It’s like I don’t even know you anymore…. please tell me you haven’t changed your mind about celery. Otherwise, my entire world might have shifted.

  11. chloe says:

    oh wow. yum. yes, please.

  12. Well, Joanne, I think I can get one better than you … I’ve never tried a s’more and didn’t even know what one was until I started blogging. Shock. Horror.
    Your ice cream looks super yummy though and I’m very impressed that you managed to make marshmallow-less marshmallows.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  13. Love s’mores! This ice cream is amazing, must try the recipe soon!

  14. Isn’t this the best month ever?! This is an awesome way to celebrate.

    And funny, I like s’mores, but I’m very picky about how I eat marshmallows. I actually really only like them toasted… or really practically burnt:-)

  15. Heather says:

    Yum! Since we don’t have a bonfire to roast marshmallows over to make s’mores… this will be an acceptable alternative.

  16. Well, sโ€™more … Wouldn’t mind have one once in a while, but I can live happily without it.
    One month is really not enough…should make it as ice cream season. Your sundae looks awesome.

  17. Kinsey says:

    If I wasn’t going out of town soon I would make a double batch! Now it’s 8am and I want a big bowl of graham cracker ice cream.

  18. I’m not a big store-bought marshmallow fan. Homemade I can definitely get behind, though. And I feel confident that I could eat more than my share of one or a few of these sundaes.

  19. Until I found vegetarian marshmallows like 2 years ago, I went over a decade without smores. which obviously meant I was obsessed with smores flavored everything, because I couldn’t have it. Now I feel like I have a decade’s worth of catching up to do, so naturally I want to smash my face right into this.

  20. So, I AM a huge marshmallow fan and ever since turning vegetarian I was going to buy vegan marshmallows. BUT seeing you made your own marshmallow sauce I totally need to make my own too – maybe marshmallows covered in marshmallow sauce! Yum! Also, I’m going to need a TUB of that ice cream, and drown it in this too!

  21. cheri says:

    HI Joanne, the marshmallow sauce sounds dreamy, and only 1 month dedicated to ice cream, should be the whole summer.

  22. I love this recipe! I’m not the hugest fan of s’mores either, and I usually just pick out the melted chocolate and eat it. Is that wrong? Also, those bunny crackers are stealing the show!

  23. I love the idea of s’mores because they’re such an American thing and Australia (and now I suspect the UK) doesn’t have them, so they have always filled me with intrigue! I love this recipe more though, because (a) I can make it and (b) it’s summer and ice cream is cold ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Kate says:

    I was just wrapping up ice cream mania in my house, when my brother sent me a new ice cream maker. It’s going to be a cool, cool, summer.

  25. Eileen says:

    It is ok not to like s’mores! I, for instance, don’t like baked doughnuts, and yet I am totally writing my foodblog with impunity. ๐Ÿ™‚ However, since I DO like s’mores every once in a while, I think this sundae sounds delightful. Yay!

  26. Tahnycooks says:

    Since today is confession day….I hate Nutella. Whewwww….with your bravery of admitting you don’t like s’more i felt brave enough to share my secret too. Oh, BTW, don’t like s’more either. We could totally sit next to each other at a bonfire and eat this ice cream instead!

  27. I want to bathe in that marshmallow sauce. Is that weird?

  28. Those rabbit shaped graham crackers?!!! Too cute!

  29. OMG!!!!!! (p.s. i never say that…..) I can’t stand marshmallows either for EXACTLY the same reason (whipped cream either ๐Ÿ™‚ You are all kinds of amazing switching them out w ice cream! OXOX

  30. FASCINATING…I’ll forgive you for the s’mores thing (Michael’s not a fan either) since you enjoy s’mores-related-things. and you made this ice cream. Seriously-graham cracker infused?? YERRRRM

  31. My favorite part of the s’more is the graham cracker (weird, I know) so I may or may not be making this ice cream all the time, even when I’m not planning on making these delicious sundaes ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. I will pay you to ship me this ice cream STAT.

  33. I want to take a bath in that marshmallow sauce. I’m okay with regular marshmallows but homemade ones are just the bomb. Your bunny graham crackers are super cute!

  34. Kelly says:

    Oh my yum! Ice cream is my kryptonite and this sundae is the best idea ever!! A graham cracker ice cream with marshmallow sauce??? Amazing!!! I think my heart just skipped a beat!

  35. For someone who doesn’t like s’mores you’ve come up with some awesome ones! Excuse me, I’ve got a lot of pinning to do ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. “Cold, hard tastebuds”. Hahaha! I think I laughed a little too hard at that. Seriously though, you don’t like s’mores?! That’s just craziness. I am ALL over this ice cream, because I happen to be crazy for anything s’more. Especially since it’s National Ice Cream month, which I happen to think should be every month of the year! ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Interesting how you get a marshmallow taste without using real marshmallows- I’ll have to try this!

  38. Barbara says:

    I love smores, but never eat them anymore….although I did make some smore cupcakes for Louise’s Picnic Game recently. Love the marshmallow sauce without marshmallows..will be trying that!

  39. YUM your killing me here.. this looks too wickedly delicious. could definitely go for a massive bowl full right about now. love it, thanks for sharing the idea!

  40. I’ve got to say that even though S’mores are not really a typical treat here in New Zealand, I do love them. As something of an ice cream addict though I think I would like s’mores ice cream even more.

  41. I think maybe people overreact when it comes to s’mores? I mean, they’re pretty good, but it’s not like we’re eating some amazing dessert. I don’t know. I feel ya, girl. This ice cream looks great! I love the bunnies!!

  42. Joyti says:

    Wait, wait – VEGETARIAN gelatin? Where do I find this heaven-sent substance? Eeeeps, I thought I couldn’t have panna cotta like ever!

    Also, yes, ice cream, LOVE. These sundaes sound delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. I recently had graham cracker ice cream for the first time and it was awesome. Great idea to use it as a base for a s’mores sundae.

  44. Leah Davis says:

    I love s’mores!! uh oh looks like an ice cream maker may be in my future. too bad my husband only likes plain vanilla – i may be stuck eating all of this myself!!

  45. I don’t know whether I like s’mores or not since I’ve never had one *gasp* but I guess that no one has where I live haha. BUUUUT I do love all things s’more like, so I’m pretty sure I’d want to marry this ice-cream. It looks bomb!

  46. Danguole says:

    I’m dying over the little animal graham crackers. All of a sudden those rectangles look so boring!

  47. Reeni says:

    Are those Annie’s bunnies? My Mom loves those things! And I love this sundae! The marshmallow sauce sounds dreamy! I want to pour it on everything. Or straight into my mouth.

  48. I totally get your s’mores dislike. I hate eating bananas but love things like banana cake and banana bread, but hate artificial banana flavoured things. Totally logical!

    Very disappointed that we don’t have graham crackers here in NZ, will look them up to see what a decent substitute could be!

  49. Mmmm sโ€™mores ice cream – a bowl of heaven!
    J+C

  50. grace says:

    marshmallow sauce sounds like something i could and would apply to any dessert! lovely!

  51. in my family we celebrate ice cream MOST days, but you better believe i used yesterday’s “national ice cream day” as an excuse to go out for ice cream! ๐Ÿ™‚ This looks like a great way to celebrate too!

  52. I like National Ice Cream month, you can never eat enough ice cream. I love the smores ice cream sundae.

  53. nipponnin says:

    Ha ha ha. What a charming blog! Love the style of writing, awesome pics! The recipe is divine!
    I posted Marshmallow Gelato recipe before and this recipe remind of that. The ingredients are marshmallow and milk that’s yet, isn’t that crazy?

  54. Johanna GGG says:

    I have never tasted a smores but I did like melted marshmallows on a bonfire as a child so I think with chocolate and biscuit it would not be wrong – and I love how it inspires such yummy food like your sundae

  55. Lynna says:

    I loveee ice cream month! Despite the fact that I barely made any ice cream at home during July, I did go out and eat it wayyy too often. LOL

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