Here’s S’more Irony

UPDATE 30th June: Sorry guys but my Food Buzz sharing does not seem to be working completely so I may not be able to comment on all the blogs I usually do – sorry about that! Hope it will be fixed soon :)

HIIIIII, GUESS WHO IS ON HOLIDAYZZZZZ (yeah, I’m kind of cool enough to put ‘z’ instead of ‘s’ :P)

Do you want to know what this means? Like Joey would say ‘Yeah, you do!’ This means I will be posting just about every second day. Yea, lots more chocolate recipes for you :)
You want to know why? Because I can :)

You know what else? Already, I have revamped my recipe index – why? Because I can :D

You want to know the best part of EVERYTHING? My holidays officially commence at the beginning of National Ice Cream Month (should really be international, considering we all celebrate it ;))
And why do we all celebrate it? Say it loud and proud with me my friends, BECAUSE WE CAN!

I love being human… ;)

Anyway where does the irony come into this? Well, see, I know all you Northern-Hemispherees are sweltering in the Fahrenheit heat but for us Southern folk, we are rugged up cosier than a teddy bear with the heaters on full blast with our lack of Celsius ;)
It’s ironic that we should be enjoying a cold month full of ice cream!

Never the less, it is necessary to celebrate this month because it only comes one out of twelve months annually :D

So I decided that I needed to do

  1. Celebrate the start of  the holidays with a bang!
  2. Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with a bang!
  3. Not make people shiver at the thought of ice cream ;)

And then it hit me – and it was soooo obvious! I needed to put a warming element into my ice cream.

“Did she fall on her head as a child?”

No, I most certainly did not… I think :P
What I mean is that we needed something which had warm, melty qualities perfect for winter but to incorporate them into an ice cream. Kind of like when I made my popcorn ice cream (popcorn is warm and buttery no?)
And then it hit me s’more… the world’s oldest pun intended ;)

S’mores, s’mores and s’more glorious s’mores. Here are some pictures to get you in the mood)

Feeling warm and ooey and gooey yet? Yes, no, maybe? Yes? I thought so :D

Now let me get you into the ice cream spirit with a couple of choice ice creams I have seen over the months – just check out my new and improved recipe index for my recipes ;)

These bloggers are ice cream crazy and I love it!

  1. Beer Nut Ice Cream from Lisa Is Cooking
  2. Pistachio Saffron Ice Cream from Simply Reem
  3. Pink Lemonade Ice Cream from Cravings Of A Lunatic
  4. Mango, Basil & Lime Sorbet from Baker Street
  5. Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt from Just Baked
  6. Carrot Cake Ice Cream from Not Quite Nigella
  7. Peanut Butter & Jelly Ice Cream from From My Sweet Heart
    Feeling like ice cream now? :)

I knew it!

With Kim of Treats ‘n’ Trinkets as my inspiration with her fabulous Sunday S’mores, I present to you an own recipe creation – an ice cream that will both toast your toes  while blowing your socks off :D

Ganache Swirl Nutty S’mores Ice Cream.

What does it taste like? Like you are eating chilled fluffy, flavoursome marshmallow crème studded with delicious crunch factors throughout

What do you feel like after one bite? Like you want some more

Why the ganache swirl? Because it goes fudgy in the freezer like melted chocolate in a bed of marshmallow

Why are you still reading this post and not making it? Because you need the recipe ;)

You heard it here first folks – to all I say a happy summer OR winter, happy holidays which are not Christmas and HAPPY, HAPPY CREATING!

Ganache Swirl Nutty S’mores Ice Cream
Adapted From: Diethood

Makes: 1L

Ingredients

Ice Cream Base

  • 450g marshmallows (depending on what colour you want your base, get that colour – mine was light pink because I used pink and white marshmallows)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 cups thickened cream
  • 3/4 cup full cream milk

Mix-Ins

  • 10 Arnott’s Nice Biscuits (or any sweet, plain biscuit), roughly broken
  • 70-80g nut filled chocolate, roughly chopped

Ganache Swirl

  • 1/4 cup thickened cream
  • 1 tbs golden syrup
  • 90g dark chocolate, roughly broken

    I accidentally used this :P

Method

  1. Pre-freeze ice cream bowl according to your ice cream maker’s instructions
  2. In a large saucepan, place marshmallows, thickened cream and full cream milk over low heat (marshmallows stick and burn easily and you do not want any boiling milk)
  3. Stir constantly until the mixture is melted. Add in vanilla essence and then set aside
  4. Pour the marshmallow mixture into the ice cream maker and churn for 25-30 minutes or until the mixture is soft serve consistency
  5. Scoop into a freezer container and stir through chopped nutty chocolate and biscuit pieces
  6. In a bowl, combine syrup, chocolate and cream
  7. Microwave in 10 second intervals, stirring between each, to melt the chocolate and cream until a smooth ganache forms
  8. Drizzle over or swirl through the ice cream
  9. Freeze for 5-6 hours or overnight till set
  10. Eat with extra s’mores for s’more enjoyment ;)

In-A-Blink-Of-An-Eye S’mores
Source: Everyone does this :)

Makes: 1 happy person

Ingredients

  • 2 giant marshmallows, or 4 regular ones
  • 3-4 squares chocolate (choose whichever kind you want)
  • 2 sweet, plain biscuits (or not, it is up to you)
  • Any spreads (jam, Nutella, PB) optional according to your preferences + other fillings

Method

  1. On a plate, place one biscuit, right side down (spread with whatever desired)
  2. Place the chocolate pieces on it and microwave on high for 10 seconds on high
  3. Place a second biscuit (spread if desired) next to the first biscuit, right side down, and place marshmallows on it
  4. Microwave both biscuits and toppings for 15 seconds on high
  5. Sandwich the chocolate topped biscuit on the marshmallows and squish :D

Notes

  • The cooking time can vary by even 5 seconds so be careful as marshmallows are fickle ;)

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The happiness and contentment that comes from microwave s’mores and s’mores ice cream does not end here! It’s awards time :D :D :D

Firstly, the fabulous Julie @ Outtakes On The Outskirts, a blog filled with stunning photography and gorgeous posts, was so kind as to award me the One Lovely Blog Award! Thank you so much my friend :)

The rules for this award are to thank the blogger who awarded you; tell 8 things about yourself and pass it on to 10 bloggers and let them know!

Find out 8 (7 actually) things about me in this recent post!

And since there is another award to come (yay :D), I am nominating these 5 incredible bloggers :) – Congratulations!

Secondly, Mandy @ The Complete Cookbook was so sweet as to award me with The Beautiful Blogger Award *gushes*! Mandy is literally like an encyclopaedia of food considering her range in cooking so I am so thrilled, thank you :)

The award rules are just to thank the blogger who awarded you and let 7 nominees know you have chosen them! (Although I am doing 5 again!)

Congrats goes to :D:

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124 Comments

  1. Just Baked says:

    Thank you so much for the nomination CCU. Sorry I’m a little late, but it has been a bit crazy around here and I am a bit behind in just about everything.:D Thank you for thinking of my blog. I so appreciate it!

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  3. Abby says:

    So much marshmallowy goodness! :) we do fire pits on summer nights and roast our smores year round. But I think cooling off with this ice cream might be a better idea! Enjoy your holidayzzzz ;)

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  5. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Yum! I’m making lots of ice cream and enjoying while summer lasts. This one looks yummy. I haven’t made ice cream sandwich yet but after seeing your delicious one, I HAVE TO make one!!

  6. What a feast for the eyes today! I’m sorry you’re shivering.. I only hope the shivering is ice-cream induced! We’ll be getting some warmer weather (I hope!) so this is on my list to try!! xoxo

  7. Ahhh!!! I love how you give an American classic an Aussie twist with the Arnott’s NIce bikkies!! LOL
    Great recipe, looks delicious. Now I want ice cream despite suffering an EXTREME lack of Celsius :-/

    Have a wonderful holiday, you fabulous girl :-)

  8. Your s’mores ice cream sounds delectable! And all these pictures of sweets are going to send me right to the kitchen to raid the cabinets. Enjoy your time off! Congrats on your awards and thanks for thinking of me!

  9. On vacation and no ice cream maker in sight! That, however, is not stopping me, CCU, from enjoying the photos of all those wonderful ice creams (particularly yours!). It’s been in the high-90s (once over 100) here in the Maryland/D.C. area of the US and just reading about ice cream is cooling me off. So, thanks.

    Keep writing…

  10. I was all “ooh, Uru posted a s’mores recipe? How did I miss that?” And I’m scrollin’ and I’m reading, then I’m all “wait, *I* do Sunday S’mores.” And I see my name and I’m all whaaaaaaaa?

    Thanks for the shout-out, sweetie! And that ice-cream looks to-die-for. I haven’t yet figured out how to swirl stuff in mine yet.

  11. Hotly Spiced says:

    I think you’ve managed to put all of my favourite ingredients into this one dish. Don’t marshmallows and chocolate work wonderfully together! Enjoy your holidays Uru, I’m sure you need the break xx

  12. Ramona says:

    Yay for your school break!! Love the more s’more idea here!! It sounds cool and fantastic. We are having 100+ weather heat… so the cooler… chillier the better. :) Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. :)

    PS… irked that Foobuzz is on the fritz again! Urgh! :(

  13. Mary says:

    What an incredible selection you’ve put together for us today. Everything looks delicious,especially your s’mores. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings…Mary

  14. Well well, I had no idea there was a month for ice cream! I will try making some for my first time ever!
    I have only had smores once. Camping. Last year. (first time camping at that…) I NEED some more often than that! ;)

  15. S’mores are one of my favoritest things ever. They are perfect in every way. When my bestie studied in England for a semester and tried to explain the wondrousness of s’mores…her roomies were confused. So she had to show them. They now know, they understand. S’mores=happiness.

    And I wants some of that ice cream!

  16. Louise says:

    So why am I pinning this sinfully delicious looking Ganache Swirl Nutty S’mores Ice Cream to my National Ice Cream Month Pinterest Board? Because I can:) Not only because I can but because I never want to forget how absolutely glorious it is to ooogle. That’s oogle not google, lol…

    Your creations are beyond amazing, Uru!!! Thank you so much for sharing…Happy Ice Cream Month!!!

    • Thank you so much my friend, I am thrilled you enjoyed it so much :D :D :D
      You are the sweetest! Happy National Ice Cream Month officially today!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  17. You are incredible darling! The way you create desserts is astounding and just looking at this recipe brings me back to my days at camp, where we made smores…this is just the gourmet version! :) I love reading your posts – full of energy and fun! Thank you for all of your visits this week to my blog, it’s such a delight to read your lovely comments and have your readership. Enjoy your vacation and all the time you have to create more recipes!! xox

  18. Is the ice cream month June? Does that mean I missed it already? :( I can’t seem to find my ice cream maker because mum hid it somewhere! I might just have to make my ice creams the old fashioned way. :P Look at that OOZE! It looks like total finger licking deliciousness. :D I’m one who likes to eat ice cream with the heater on so this is perfect. ;)

    • Aww no not at all, it starts in July (but being me, I went for it a lil early ;))
      And I think you need to butter up, I mean, show your mum how much you love her real quick ;)
      Thank you!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  19. Elaine says:

    I love the idea of combining an ingredient that makes you think of heat and warmth with the cold ice cream. This looks fabulous! I have been making a lot of ice cream lately because it is rather warm here, but I have not tried something like this. I think my family would enjoy it. I’ll have to check out the other ice cream recipe as well. Enjoy your holiday!

  20. A s’more in a microwave??? I think that’s a sacrilege but I’m not 100% positive. What happened to roasting the marshmallow while huddled over a campfire (or a candle) and then smashing it on top of the chocolate between the biscuits ?

    My American-ness will not permit microwaving a s’more. (unless nobody is looking)

    Love the ice cream and great news that you’re on holidays. Ice cream is my friend.

    • Haha, I think I heard that sneaky ‘unless nobody is looking’ ;)
      But even with my Aussie blood, I have to say, campfire s’mores are definitely unbeatable!
      Thanks for enjoying my friend!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  21. Tisa says:

    I’m going out to right now to buy some smore ingreds for myself, except I don’t get Arnotts’ biscuits, I will have to settle for the ho hum graham cracker. I need to purchase an ice cream maker to enjoy the full effect of your delicious smore’d ice cream. Too good, as always, girlie!

  22. Cathy W says:

    Wow..awesome ice cream! I’ve been thinking of making ice cream, too. Of course it’s hot out here, so I guess I can add some cool ingredients. :D Have a great holiday!

  23. Hi Uru, well you’ve certainly satisfied my chocolate, marshmallow & icecream cravings. Just looking at those ooey, goey images of the homemade s’mores and a-m-a-z-i-n-g icecream make me wish I had some!

  24. Liz says:

    Hooray for your holiday! I can’t wait to see all the goodies you cook up for us…and more posts with your marvelously amusing self! Loving your S’mores Ice Cream and your Speedy S’mores :) I have another variety of s’mores on my blog for Monday!

  25. Eva Taylor says:

    Congrats to the award, and that you are officially on vaycay. And what better way to start than this delightful dessert. It’s incredibly hot in Toronto, well above 30°C with high humidity. We’re all melting over here.

  26. Lisa at fLVE says:

    Oh Choc Chip Uru, first, happy holidazzz to you. :) Isn’t it nice to have a little break? And I want to let you know that even though I am not supposed to eat ice cream because I am lactose intolerant, I still eat it once in a while and I love it in wintry months. Yes, I do think that I definitely fell off a chair or something when I was a kid. Lol. And lastly, thank you for the award. You really shouldn’t have… Thanks~

  27. Swathi says:

    You are tempting to me buy ice cream machine. Love all that ice cream. If I make it my 3 year old will be happy. your smore ice cream is wonderful.

  28. Geni says:

    Congratulations CCU…you definitely deserve any award that you get. Your blog is amazing and your writing is always so fun and fresh. Thank you for awarding me with the Beautiful Blogger award. What a sweetie you are.

  29. Veronica says:

    LOL, I’m a little slow! I thought you put the icecream ON the s’mores creation after heating it…which is now something I wan tto try although it would be undoubtedly horribly messy. Your ice cream concoction is fabulous! It’s so hot in America right now, we need no warming element to tempt us, but the s’mores was a great idea to go with it. I’m having such a craving now!

  30. Lilly Sue says:

    You are so awesome! lol I love your posts and now I want all kinds of ice cream! urrr…and who says you can’t eat ice cream year round? I definitely do! :) But it is freakin hot where I am at…

  31. Suzie says:

    So creative! My friend’s kids will love these. I have a pool so in the summer I have kids over quite a bit, recipes like this are great for the occasion :)

  32. YES, I am stoked for ice cream month, needless to say. Perfect overlap with my book release, don’t you think? Even more perfect, I actually have a toasted marshmallow ice cream recipe in it, so frozen s’mores are totally happening, asap.

  33. viveka says:

    Love the look of that saffron ice cream – have done saffron parfaits a couple of times and I love it. Beer Nut ice cream something for me too. You enjoy your holiday and I will enjoy mine. Will do your french toast tomorrow again – to treat myself – last breakfast at home for a months. Really love that. Will do a post about when I’m back in the game. Will do a couple of report along the route.
    Spoil yourself and indulge yourself. Have a great holiday.

  34. A_Boleyn says:

    It’s a bit warm (mid to high 90s F all week) to make smores but I’ve been gobbling down ice cream drumsticks (chocolate dipped in nuts or drizzled with caramel) for the past week. In fact, I’ve had one a day … all consumed in a few days. :)

  35. Wonderful yummies! You’re on holiday!! Happy for you! I’m still doing my “test” as my low-carb, gluten-free, sugar-free cookbook goes to the printers in a couple of weeks; super-busy!

  36. I feel like I have put on a couple of kilos just reading through your post today – hee hee. Probably just as well that we are in winter at the moment so I won’t be too tempted for too much ice cream. ;-)
    Thank you so much for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award, I am truly honoured that you thought of me and your blog is worthy of the Beautiful Blog Award.
    Have a happy weekend and enjoy the holidays. :-) Mandy xo

  37. You’re welcome! I wouldn’t go as far as calling the photos I take with my old-as-dirt point and shoot “stunning,” but I appreciate that you did!

    And oh. my. gosh. That ice cream looks so good! I really, really need to get myself an ice cream maker.

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