When you think summer dessert, you naturally think ice cream or s’mores. Get the best of both worlds with this simple classic dessert recipe for No-Churn S’mores Ice Cream. Perfect for outdoor entertaining and no campfire required!
Growing up, my family always spent at least a few weeks near the ocean. Sure I loved how refreshing a dip in the cold Atlantic ocean was and how relaxing an afternoon beach walk could be, but my favorite part was always making s’mores in the evenings! Whether we were using the coals on the grill after the fire had died down or putting our fire pit to use, nothing beat a bite of crunchy graham cracker, slightly melted chocolate, and chewy toasted marshmallow. As an adult, I don’t have as many opportunities to make s’mores so I’ve had to adapt and find ways to incorporate my favorite flavors into baked goods. S’mores brownies? Yes please! S’mores truffles? Definitely! No-Churn S’mores Ice Cream? Sign me up.
No-Churn Ice Cream to remind you of childhood!
I love making ice cream during the summer. In fact, my ice cream machine is one of my most-used kitchen appliances regardless of the time of year. Yes, even in the dead of winter, I love making ice cream. I’ve realized that not everyone loves collecting kitchen appliances as much as I do though so I’ve started crafting super easy, no churn ice cream recipes like this version of a childhood classic dessert.
Besides being a more affordable way to make ice cream, this no-churn s’mores ice cream recipe has flavor and texture for days! The creamy graham cracker ice cream base is complemented so well by the sweet chunks of chocolate and the toasted marshmallows.
If you’ve been considering jumping into ice cream making, now’s the time to do it! This recipe isn’t one you can whip up and serve in an hour, but most of the recipe time is inactive. This means that your ingredients are working their magic in the fridge or freezer while you maximize your time.
- 2 ½ cups heavy cream
- 10 slabs of graham crackers, divided
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups mini marshmallows, toasted and divided
- 3 Hershey’s chocolate bars, divided
- Place 8 slabs of graham crackers into the heavy cream. Cover and place in the fridge for about 6 hours. You want the graham crackers to get soft enough to dissolve into the heavy cream.
- When you are ready to assemble the ice cream, use a fork to mash up the graham crackers in the heavy cream to dissolve them. Pass it through a strainer to remove the larger chunks once you’ve gotten most of it into small pieces. Whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add in the powdered sugar and continue to whip until it has incorporated. Mix in the vanilla extract. Fold in the sweetened condensed milk. This is your ice cream base.
- Mix 1 cup of the mini marshmallows into the ice cream based. Using your hands, break up 2 of the chocolate bars into pieces and mix into the ice cream base. Transfer to your ice cream container.
- Top the ice cream with the remaining mini marshmallows and graham crackers. Melt the remaining chocolate bar in a microwave-safe dish by microwaving it in 20 second bursts, mixing between each, until it has melted. Drizzle on top of the ice cream.
- Freeze until solid, about 6-8 hours or overnight.
Home Chef Tips: To grill your marshmallows inside, place them on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet and run a kitchen torch over them until charred. Flip and repeat on other side.
No campfire? No Problem!
Toasted s’mores add a nice smokey flavor to the ice cream. I toasted my mini marshmallows by laying them out on a baking sheet topped with aluminum foil and going over them with a kitchen torch. I then flipped them over and torched them again to achieve maximum crisp. If you don’t have a kitchen torch, you can also use regular marshmallows and the ice cream will still be very tasty! This recipe is no bake, but if you want to broil your marshmallows for 2-3 minutes, that will also toast them up nicely. Just remember to let them cool before throwing them in the batter.
We hope you love this No-Churn S’mores Ice Cream recipe from SoFabFood Home Chef, Charlotte from Sweet Sundays, as much as we do. If you love this summer dessert, stop by our Desserts section to find more like it. For daily recipe inspiration, subscribe to our newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!