S’mores Ice Cream Cake

17 Apr

smores cake

This wonderfully delicious ice cream cake is another one of my favorites! Through many trials and errors this recipe is, by far, worth the effort.  Everyone has had s’mores ’round a campfire, right? I have many pleasant memories of family times spent by a campfire. Whether it was camping with my parents and sisters as a kid or spending a quiet evening with my husband by our garden fire pit, memories come flooding back. Let me know what your favorite campfire moments are! Maybe this ice cream cake will conjure up old memories of good times spent around a campfire or will put you in the mood to make some new memories. Either way, this ice cream cake is sure to please!

You will need:

10 graham crackers

2 Tbsp. butter, at room temperature

4 oz. bittersweet chocolate

1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk

1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

2 cups heavy whipping cream

1 cup mini marshmallows

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Firstly, go over and preheat Mister Oven to 350 degrees. Nice & toasty! Next, line the bottom (only) of an 8 inch springform pan with parchment paper. Parchment paper has become my new best friend!! Now, in a food processor, pulse 8 graham crackers, until finely ground. If you don’t have a food processor, the old-fashioned way of using a plastic bag and rolling-pin to crush the crackers will suffice. Add the butter now until well mixed. Press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of your prepared pan. Bake until golden brown, about 8 – 10 minutes. Let cool completely, about 25 minutes.

Now, you are ready to make the sinful chocolate layer! Start by melting the chocolate (not the chips) in the microwave, let cool slightly. Use your electric mixer to beat the chocolate along with, half the sweetened condensed milk and 1/4 tsp. of vanilla in a large bowl until completely combined. Add 1 cup of the heavy cream and beat until you have thick, stiff peaks form. Fold in the marshmallows. Now we are ready to spoon the mixture on top of the cooled crust. Spread it evenly. Are you getting excited yet?! Clean the bowl. We are going to use the same bowl to make our ice cream for the top. Using an electric mixer, beat the heck out of the remaining condensed milk, vanilla and heavy cream until thick, stiff peaks form (again!). Usually, 3 – 5 minutes. Fold in 1/2  cup of the mini chocolate chips. Spread this on top of the chocolate layer. Almost done!! Next, break the remaining 2 graham crackers into tiny pieces. Sprinkle them along with the rest of the mini chocolate chips over the top. Cover it well and freeze until firm, at least 8 hours.

When you are ready to serve, unmold your creation and transfer to a pretty platter. Let it sit for 5 minutes before slicing. Viola…….one scrumptious, s’mores ice cream cake!! Enjoy…….

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6 Responses to “S’mores Ice Cream Cake”

  1. Chef Randall April 19, 2013 at 5:16 am #

    Wonderfully done and delectable. I love s’mores!! 🙂

    Chef Randall
    www,savorthefood.com

    • kimsantilli April 21, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

      Thanks for the compliment, Chef Randall! It was SO cold here when I made this cake!! But, my family adores it…..so what are you gonna do? You make it freezing & all!!! Kim

      • Chef Randall April 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

        Myself personally Kim, I have never made one. But I have eat’en them several times and everyone of them was great. I have made ice cream pumpkin pies before.

        Regards,
        Randall

  2. Melisa R April 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    I am addicted to S’mores. It’s a serious problem. It really is. I didn’t even know you could make a S’more cake. Your recipes are wonderful. I’ll have to add this one to the list, alongside the Peach Crepes!

    • kimsantilli April 26, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

      Thanks Melisa! I am trying to “tweak” my blog! I have lots of new stuff to post…..I have been in the kitchen ALL day! Have a great weekend & thanks for stopping by Treasured Recipies!!
      Kim

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