Welcome to June blog family! I love to kick off summer with an entire month of new ice cream recipes. And this year I will not disappoint! Kicking it off with one of our family favorites. Toasted marshmallow ice cream sandwiches!
Honest I don’t know if it gets any better than this specific ice cream. It is versatile AF and super simple. I have been making this for years, and have yet to find a hater.
What do you mean toasted marshmallow ice cream is versatile AF?
I mean it is not just for eating on a cone or in a dish. Toasted marshmallow ice cream makes THE BEST milkshake…like you will die of deliciousness. If you can die from that – lol.
Our personal house fave way to have this is in a brownie ice cream sandwich. And if that doesn’t sound jaw dropping all on it’s own…we dunk that shit in hot fudge. No joke. The below pic is exactly how we do it.
But of course, if neither of those is your thing, eat if with a spoon, on an ice cream cone…whatever. Just make this and make yourself and everyone around you happy.
Is making ice cream hard?
Really it’s not. But I am not gonna lie, it does require certain equipment. Unless you are doing no churn (which I love and will post one this month), you need an ice cream maker. See this post for my recommendations on ice cream makers.
I have had my ice cream maker for years, and I have found it well worth the money, and I think you will too. Having it, encourages you to make your own ice cream every summer, and then you can try all my wonderful flavors that I have been sharing for years!
Onto the toasted marshmallow ice cream sandwiches…made with a BROWNIE!
I am just going to say a quick thing about making this ice cream into the greatest ice cream sandwich you’ve ever eaten. And that would be making it with a brownie AND dipping it in hot fudge.
And I am not gonna get super specific here, or even give you some kind of long recipe for a complicated homemade brownie or hot fudge. I will just say this:
- if you want to make a homemade brownie for this, awesome – this is a great recipe for a simple and soft and fudgy homemade brownie
- if you want to use a box mix GO FOR IT. More often than not I use box mix for this, because it guarantees a fudgy chewy brownie which is what you want for this sandwich
- finally, here is my hot fudge sauce recipe I have shared if you care to make hot fudge for dipping; if you don’t care to, crack open a jar of your favorite hot fudge and use it!
ANy way you choose to use it, toasted marshmallow ice cream sandwich, toasted marshmallow milkshake, or just a big ole bowl of ice cream, you will be winning all summer long!
Toasted marshmallow ice cream sandwiches
- 5 egg yolks
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup sugar
- the tiniest pinch of salt
- 10 jumbo size marshmallows or 20 normal size marshmallows
- Baked and cooled brownies baked in a foil lined pan - homemade see above for a link or box brand
- hot fudge sauce for dipping see above for link
To make the ice cream, combine the milk and sugar in a saucepan. Heat the mixture until steaming and just a few tiny bubbles come up on the outer rim - DO NOT BOIL.
Whisk 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, it will look like a custard or thin pudding (coating the back of a spoon is what this is often called). Pour through a mesh strainer into a large bowl. Whisk in the heavy cream, vanilla, and salt.
Turn on your broiler. Lay the marshmallows out on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Toast up the marshmallows in the broiler. Make sure you put the marshmallows on a rack close to the broiler flame for good toasting. But also watch the marshmallows closely because they burn in a heartbeat. They will brown nicely and puff up extra.
Put your ice cream base and scrape the marshmallows in a blender, while both are still hot and blend until totally smooth. Chill this totally in the fridge first. Like overnight. Bust out your ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer's instructions.
While the ice cream is processing, pull the brownies out of the pan and slice the whole slab of in half, as if it was a cake you are layering. Place the bottom half back in the pan WITH foil still in the pan (or reline it whatever works).
When the ice cream is fully churned, spread on the brownie bottom with an spatula evenly. Place the other half on top and press a little to hold it all together. Freeze for a few hours until the ice cream is good and firm. Lift the foil out of the pan and cut into sandwiches.
Dip in hot fudge to serve.