Who’s excited about the upcoming weekend? I can’t wait to spend it up at the lake with family and friends! I’ve waited ALL winter for this, and we leave today! The car is packed, the menu is planned and all we’re hoping for is some halfway warm weather. I’ve seen so many of my blogging friends comment how warm it is by them already. Here in Wisconsin it’s still freezing some nights!
I’m sure we’ll be huddled around the fire making s’mores this weekend, but if you’re in another part of the U.S. where it’s hotter than hot, I can understand how sitting around a fire may not be your first choice. That’s why this twist on a nostalgic campfire treat is definitely for you!
This week after I had done some grocery shopping I opened the freezer to put away some vegetables and ice cream containers came falling out! Ok, so somehow we ended up with way too much ice cream. That’s when I knew I needed to make a batch of these Frozen S’mores.
There’s just something about ice cream that screams summer. With the slow warm-up we’ve been having around here, the hoarding of ice cream could be a direct result of my unhappiness with the cold weather.
For these frozen treats I just grabbed my muffin tin and placed cupcake liners in each of the cups.
I mixed up my graham cracker crust and firmly pressed the mixture into the bottom of each of the cups using the back of a baby feeding spoon. My two-year-old still has a special place in her heart for this spoon. She often asks for it when she’s eating ice cream. It’s so small that it takes her forever to finish her treat, but it makes her happy so we keep it around.
I prepared a mixture of heavy whipping cream and mini chocolate chips and heated it in the microwave until it was well-combined.
Then I spooned a bit into each of the cups.
Don’t forget the stars of the show! Marshmallows! What’s a s’more without any marshmallow? Not a s’more, that’s for sure. I sprinkled a few into each cup.
I had about 1/4 of a container of ice cream left – about 3 cups. I just heated it for about 45 seconds in the microwave so it was softened. If you’re working with a new container of ice cream, you could always just let the ice cream set out for awhile while you prepare the rest of the dish. You want it soft enough to be able to spoon out into each of the cups.
Once the ice cream is in the cups, smooth the tops over with the back of a spoon and stick the entire pan in your freezer for a few hours.
Top with Reddi-wip, graham cracker crumbs and mini chocolate chips right before serving. At our house sometimes we use forks to eat these and other times we just peel off the cupcake wrapper and eat with our hands. Why not, right? These are the perfect little treats for a family gathering or birthday party.
This week and weekend will be s’more-filled for our family, and we wouldn’t have it any other way! What are your plans for Memorial Weekend? Regardless of where you live, plan to enjoy some s’mores! Because, whether over a campfire or frozen, these treats are the perfect addition to any party or celebration!
A cool twist on a nostalgic campfire treat!
- Yield: 12 1x
- 1 1/2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs, divided
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 3 cups softened chocolate ice cream
- 1/4 cups mini chocolate chips (as topping)
- Reddi-wip whipped topping (as topping)
- Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl.
- Mix the melted butter with the graham cracker crumbs until well combined.
- Place cupcake liners into all 12 cups of a muffin tin.
- Evenly divide crust mixture into all of the cups, saving about 1/4 cup to use as topping later. (I used the back of a baby feeding spoon to press crumbs firmly into the bottom of each cup).
- Place milk chocolate chips and whipping cream into a small bowl and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
- Spoon chocolate into the center of each cup, on top of the crust.
- Sprinkle a few of the mini marshmallows into each cup.
- Spoon the softened chocolate ice cream over the marshmallows into each cup and smooth the tops over with the back of a spoon.
- Freeze for a couple hours.
- Top with Reddi-wip, graham cracker crumbs and a few mini chocolate chips before serving.
- Calories: 3128
- Sugar: 262
- Sodium: 1112
- Fat: 177
- Saturated Fat: 105
- Unsaturated Fat: 61
- Trans Fat: 2
- Carbohydrates: 366
- Protein: 37
- Cholesterol: 408
Love this idea! Sounds like a great summer treat! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for stopping by, Nicole!
Those look soooo yummy. I love s’mores recipes.
Me too, Lili!
Marissa @ Life is Fantasmic says
Thanks so much for linking up multiple recipes at Saturday Dishes! This looks sooo delicious!!! I think we’ll be making them soon. REALLY soon! If you remember, you should share this (& those patriotic pops) again in a few weeks when we have our cold, summery treats theme! I can’t wait to see what other yummy recipes you’ll share in future weeks!
Thanks, Marissa! I would love to come back and share more!
april aakre says
these look so delicious. I have to make this soon. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.
Absolutely, April! Thanks for stopping by!
Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet says
This is such a great idea!! Thanks for linking to Marvelous Mondays!
Thank you, Nancy!
Crystal @ Sew Creative says
What a fabulous frozen treat! Thank you very much for sharing it at Wonderfully Creative Wednesdays last week. I featured it in today’s WCW as one of the links that made me want to click and pin it. You can see it here:
I’d love for you to visit, leave a comment, and link up in this week’s link party!
Thanks so much for the feature, Crystal! I’ll definitely be back for this week’s party!
Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes!!! This idea is brilliant!!!!
Thanks so much, Lisa! They’re very tasty and the perfect summer treat!
Michelle from Weekend Craft says
Hi Sara! Congrats you have been featured on Creative Spark Link Party! Hope you stop by again and follow our Pinterest board! http://bit.ly/1uhJzgE
That’s great news, Michelle! Thanks so much!
Daniela @ Put A Bird On It says
You’ve been featured at Link’n Blogs. Congrats! Stop by to see your feature and link up more fab projects.
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