Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream
Creamy ice cream with the flavor of campfire toasted marshmallows.
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.
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.
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.
Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream
- 5 large egg yolks
- 2 cups whole milk (470 ml)
- 1 cup heavy cream (235 ml)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar (66 grams)
- Pinch of salt
- 7 ounces marshmallows (200 grams) (I used 9 jumbo "campfire" marshmallows)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
16 Comments on “Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream”
Looks delicious! ♥
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.
how would`ve thought to toast marshmallows and make delicious ice cream out of it?
You are so inventive! This sounds amazing!
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.
Oh my gosh, this is one of the best ideas ever! Seriously this is RIGHT up my alley. LOVE.
A. Jealous of your trip. B. I want your ice cream. C. When can we have sangria?
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.
Oh my goodness!!! All I can say is…… YUM!!!!!!!!!!
Amazing! Toasted marshmallows are the best part of a s’mores. I love that you made them into an ice cream!!
You know, I’ve never had a s’more before. =X I’ll have to remedy this!
this is amazing!
thank you for this!
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.
Loved this recipe – easy to follow the instructions and not to difficult to make. I made a chocolate cake based and topped it with the ice cream, crushed graham crackers, a layer of chocolate ganache and marshmallow swirl (egg white/sugar/cream of tartar whipped together)
Not sure what I did wrong but I followed the recipe and both times the eggs separated and had to throw out the mixture.
I am from Toronto and this recipe can compete with Greg’s famous roasted marshmallow ice cream. They unfortunately closed during the pandemic after thirty years. It was always my family’s favourite flavour. When we recently got an ice cream maker I knew I had to try to re-create it. My only comment is that I might try mini marshmallows next time to have more surface area that is roasted and increase that toasted flavour. This time I used regular size. Also they burn very quickly. On the top rack each side needed much less than a minute. Only a few seconds until charred! Be careful! Wonderful and delicious!