Written by Chris
August 10 is National S’mores Day. Yes, this campfire favorite has its own day! And it should; it’s comfort dessert at its best. Just about everyone has put their own spin on this classic treat (Nestlé Kitchens included). There is no “right” way to make a S’more; you can make it anyway you like it.
This spin on S’mores came from Rosemary Mark, a culinary professional that works with our Häagen-Dazs team in Oakland, CA. I recently met Rosemary at the IACP conference in Portland, OR. When she saw on my badge that I was with Nestlé, she mentioned that she created several recipes for Häagen-Dazs. Before the meeting, the HD team had sent me a handful of recipes to consider and of course, I tested them all. One recipe (this one!) really stood out and it turns out, Rosemary developed it. Small (culinary) world!
Rosemary did something very creative with the marshmallows. Recognizing that large marshmallows were too large and miniatures were too small, she cut the large marshmallows in half. She pressed the sticky side of the marshmallows in crushed graham crackers then placed them crumb-side-down on a foil-lined baking sheet. Then she broiled the marshmallows just until they were golden. Genius!
I flipped a few of the marshmallows over in the image below so you can see that they didn’t stick to the foil.
Rosemary paired these toasty marshmallows with Java Chip HÄAGEN-DAZS All Natural Ice Cream for a sophisticated twist to this campfire favorite. You can find more of Rosemary’s delicious recipes on her blog.
Ingredients for 4 servings:
- 6 to 8 honey graham cracker squares, divided
- 6 large marshmallows
- 2 cups Java Chip HÄAGEN-DAZS All Natural Ice Cream, divided
- 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped pecans, toasted (optional)
PREHEAT broiler to medium heat and adjust rack to 6 inches from heat source. (Or preheat toaster oven.) Place a piece of foil on a baking sheet.
PLACE 2 graham cracker squares in a small plastic bag. Crush with fingers or rolling pin to make very fine crumbs. Break remaining graham crackers into bite-size pieces and divide between 4 serving dishes.
DIP a sharp knife in water and cut marshmallows in half. Place graham cracker crumbs in a small dish. Press cut side of marshmallows into crumbs. Place marshmallows crumb-side-down on prepared baking sheet.
SCOOP ½ cup ice cream into each serving dish. Broil marshmallows for about 45 seconds or until golden brown. (Watch carefully to prevent burning or flaming!). Immediately lift marshmallows from pan with a thin spatula and place 3 in each dish. Sprinkle with nuts and remaining graham cracker crumbs.
Tips for S’mores
Gimme S’More Pie
Frozen S’More Pops
Backyard Fun Chocolate Chip Ice Cream