S’mores are a tasty campfire treat that I look forward to every summer. The origin of this treat can be traced back to the “Graham Cracker Sandwich” in an old Girl Scouts cook book. There is no denying that you will always come back for some more of this combination of toasted marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers. I used to love to catch my marshmallows on fire and let them burn to gooey goodness. Now I have more patience and prefer a nice toasty outside and a super gooey inside. As we are always looking for ways to make something old, new again… we have come up with some pretty delicious variations on this classic dessert.
Traditional S’mores & More
Makes 4 servings
8 Large Marshmallows, toasted to your liking
2 chocolate bars, cut into 4 pieces
4 large graham crackers, broken in half
-Sandwich toasted marshmallows between two pieces of graham cracker and 1 chunk of chocolate.
-Make this treat even easier by using Paul + Pippa Chocolate Flake Biscuits to replace the graham crackers and the chocolate.
-Use some single origin dark chocolate from Palette de Bine
-Add some extra sweetness by placing a Salty Caramel from Jacobsen Salt Co. in the sandwich
-Make it cool by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream
-And when all else fails just eat the gooey marshmallow😊
There is nothing better than ice cream on a warm summer day. With Van Leeuwen opening down the street I am tempted almost daily to stop and have a cone. The most intriguing part of the shop are their flavors. They have everything from basic vanilla and chocolate to Royal Wedding Cake and S’mores. Always being someone who is up for a challenge, I decided to pull out my ice cream maker and see if I could create some amazing flavors with the products from the marketplace.
When I received my ice cream maker years ago, I was given a copy of the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Cookbook and to this day, their sweet cream base is what I use to start all of my ice cream creations. I am happy to share the recipe below along with the creative flavors I produced. Put the ice cream in a cup or a cone and enjoy!
Ben & Jerry’s Sweet Cream Base
Makes 1 quart
2 large Eggs
¾ cups Sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup whole milk
-Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.
-Whisk in the sugar a little at a time and then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 more minute.
-Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend.
-Pour entire mixture into prepared ice cream maker and freeze as directed.
-Add mix-ins during the last few minutes of freezing.