Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream

I just got back from a week at my family’s cabin in Idaho. It was wonderful and I can’t wait to tell you more about it, but first I must tell you about this ice cream. It starts with toasted marshmallows and ends with a rich and creamy ice cream that reminisces of warm summer nights spent around a campfire. Summer just isn’t summer without enjoying at least one s’more, am I right? As much as I love the combination of toasted marshmallow, graham cracker, and chocolate, often I prefer to eat just the marshmallow straight from the roasting stick. I don’t really even mind if it catches fire, I have to blow it out, and I’m left with a charred mess. It’s almost better that way.

And now I don’t even need a campfire to enjoy the taste of toasted marshmallows. I can dish it up straight from the freezer.

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream

If you have a small kitchen torch, then toasting the marshmallows will be really easy. If not, just use your oven broiler and keep your eye on them. After toasting the marshmallows simply use a blender to combine them with the custard for the ice cream. Churn it up and voila, you have toasted marshmallow ice cream.

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream

If you want to add a chocolate sauce and some graham cracker crumbles to a bowl of this ice cream, you would have yourself a mighty fine s’more sundae. I had plans to do just that, but changed my mind after my first spoonful. It didn’t need any toppings or garnishes, it’s incredible all on its own.

You’ll see!

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream
Creamy ice cream with the flavor of campfire toasted marshmallows.
Yield: Approximately 1 quart
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 2 cups (470 ml) whole milk
  • 1 cup (235 ml) heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup (66 grams) sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 7 ounces (200 grams) marshmallows (I used 9 jumbo "campfire" marshmallows)
  1. To make the custard base, combine the whole milk and sugar in a saucepan over medium high heat. Heat the mixture until steaming and bubbles appear at the edges, do not boil. Meanwhile, whisk together the egg yolks in a large bowl. Slowly add the heated milk mixture to the egg yolks while whisking constantly. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and cook over medium heat until thickened and coats the back of a spoon, stirring frequently. Pour mixture through a mesh strainer into a large bowl. Add the heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Spread the marshmallows out on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silpat. Toast the marshmallows with a kitchen torch or an oven broiler. If you use a broiler, place the oven rack as high as possible and watch the marshmallows very closely to ensure they don't burn. Rotate the marshmallows so that they are evenly toasted on each side.
  3. In a blender, add the custard mixture and the toasted marshmallows and puree until smooth. Chill completely in the fridge. Freeze in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's instructions. Let harden in the freezer for an addition few hours before serving.

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13 Responses to Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream

  1. Annamaria says:

    I have the Kitchen Aid Ice Cream maker but I have no room in my freezer to get it ready. I’ll have to make room for this recipe.

  2. Lynna says:

    how would`ve thought to toast marshmallows and make delicious ice cream out of it?

  3. You are so inventive! This sounds amazing!

  4. carrian says:

    UM, you’r amazing. Please teach me your ways. Pinning this so the whole world can obsess over it. You know it will go nutso on pinterest.

  5. Sues says:

    Oh my gosh, this is one of the best ideas ever! Seriously this is RIGHT up my alley. LOVE.

  6. A. Jealous of your trip. B. I want your ice cream. C. When can we have sangria?

  7. Now this is something that I HAVE to make. I adore the taste of golden brown marshmallows and I can only imagine how good they must taste in ice cream.

  8. Cathy says:

    Oh my goodness!!! All I can say is…… YUM!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Amazing! Toasted marshmallows are the best part of a s’mores. I love that you made them into an ice cream!!

  10. Stephanie says:

    You know, I’ve never had a s’more before. =X I’ll have to remedy this!

  11. xanekai says:

    this is amazing!
    thank you for this!

  12. Sara says:

    Thank you for the recipe. I made this today as part of my take on smores (it’s being served alongside a chocolate cake with graham cracker frosting). I used the jumbo marshmallows as listed but found I wasn’t getting enough of a toasty flavour coming through. I ended up ripping the marshmallows in half to get a greater a surface area and made sure they all got really brown. Perfection.

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