Simple Sundays | S'mores Ice Cream Pie

Can it be? This is our last Sunday before the school year begins. I’m still scratching my head, wondering where the summer has gone. Wasn’t I just celebrating the end of the school year a few weeks ago? Well, let’s celebrate again, then. Something sweet…

Simple Sundays | S'mores Ice Cream Pie

Can it be? This is our last Sunday before the school year begins. I’m still scratching my head, wondering where the summer has gone. Wasn’t I just celebrating the end of the school year a few weeks ago?

Well, let’s celebrate again, then. Something sweet and gooey is in order, don’t you think?

I think this summer, like no other summer before, was the summer of s’mores. From Girl Scout camps to our weekend gatherings with neighbors, the fire pit was the happy place for our little ones. And for me, too, I will admit. Because you see, I am a sucker for s’mores. With a captial S.

So as the lazy days and nights of summer come to an end, let’s say farewell with this: a S’mores Ice Cream Pie.

Oh yes, you heard right. S’mores Ice Cream Pie. Is your heart swooning? Hiding underneath the marshmallow meringue is melty chocolate ice cream, waiting for you on a chocolate ganache smothered graham cracker crust.

Sigh.

So long summer vacation. See you next year.

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This no bake dessert can be as simple or as sumptuous as you like. The chocolate ganache is completely optional, as you already have chocolate-y goodness from the ice cream, but why not? And if you don’t have time to make the marshmallow meringue, simply top the ice cream with marshmallows, giving it a more rustic look.

Makes 4 individual pies (which is more than enough for three to share) or one 9-inch pie.

INGREDIENTS

Crust

  • 1½ cups graham crackers (about 10 sheets)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

Filling

  • 1/2 gallon chocolate ice cream
  • chocolate ganache (optional, see recipe below)

Marshmallow Meringue

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup (I used agave nectar in a pinch, and it worked)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
METHOD

In a food processor or blender, process graham crackers till fine. If you don’t have a food processor, you can also place the crackers in a resealable bag and crush with a rolling pin. Add butter and combine. Pour into pan, pressing down with fingers or measuring cup. If you like, pour a layer of chocolate ganache and spread. Place in the freezer until ganache is set, at least 20 minutes.

Let chocolate ice cream stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes until just softened. Spread ice cream into crust. If making individual pies, you might simply like to use a large ice cream scoop to make a round mound. Wrap with plastic wrap and return to freezer.

Put egg whites, sugar, water and syrup in top of double boiler or heat proof bowl. Beat until mixed well. Place over rapidly boiling water. Beat constantly with an electric beater while it cooks for 10 minutes, or until the meringue begins to form peaks. Remove from the heat and beat in the vanilla extract and marshmallows. Spread or use a decorating bag (or resealable bag with corner cut) over the ice cream. If you wish to brown the marshmallow, use a kitchen torch place or under a broiler until it is browned to your liking.

Cover the pie in an airtight container or wrap well. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until ready to serve. Let the pie stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes to soften before slicing and serving.

Chocolate Ganache

Use Hershey’s milk chocolate for that authentic s’mores taste. If that is too sweet for your liking, use semi-sweet chocolate, or a combination of the two.

INGREDIENTS
  • 9 oz milk chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
METHOD

Heat the cream in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil, take care not to overboil. Remove from the heat and whisk in the chopped chocolate, until smooth.

Marshmallow Meringue adapted from Marshmallow Icing, allrecipes.com.

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    You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this
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    It seems too complex and very broad for me.
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  2. Carolyn

    Hi Liren

    I am doing an end of summer ice cream round up on my own blog, All Day I Dream About Food, and would love to include this recipe. I would use one of your images, and link back to you, but I wouldn’t be posting the recipe directly. If you would like to be a part of it, please email me at carketch29 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

    Thanks,
    Carolyn

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  3. kankana

    Oh yes my heart is swooning and I don’t need any vacation for those. So neatly made .. i just wanna scoop and eat!

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  4. patty

    S’mores never looked so good Liren! We gathered around a bonfire this Summer on our vacation with grandchildren to make s’mores and of course-they loved them and this is how these traditions carry on;-) I’ve got to look for my kitchen torch, I’m afraid if I ran these lovely confections under the broiler I could really torch them, kind of like the marshmallows that catch on fire when you hold them too close to the fire!!

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  5. Stacey Rider

    WOW – this looks so good and I know my family would tear into this and leave nothing on their plates! I have to make this.

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  6. Ann

    This is FABULOUS! I have buzzed it…

    I can’t believe summer is over, either!

    Reply
  7. Becky

    S’mores ice cream pie, oh my! This pie looks amazing and takes S’mores to a new level.
    We just made S’mores last night, so now I have to make the pie!

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  8. Carolyn

    This summer has disappeared WAY too fast. Mindblowingly fast. But yes, celebrating the start of the school year (or mourning it) does indeed call for something rich and gooey.

    PS – my pickle basket arrived. Thanks!

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  9. Peggy

    It really has been the summer of s’mores, hasn’t it? We just made a s’more tart not too long ago, but this ice cream pie sounds so good I may have to make it soon too!

    Reply
  10. Sara @CaffeIna

    School already started for me and I have been feeling very nostalgic for the past summer. Maybe I just need one of these wonderful pies :)

    Reply
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