8/01/2008

Marshmallow Ice Cream S'more Stackers

Thanks for all the recipes you've been posting on my bloggy giveaway! I was intrigued by Jennifer's recipe for ice cream s'mores, so we had to try it! I made a few modifications (we added bananas since I love chocolate/bananas and love Chiquita as you all know!) and am including the recipe for Grandma's Chocolate Sauce.

Marshmallow Ice Cream S'more Stackers
Ingredients:
2 T vanilla
2 C milk
40 large marshmallows
1 pt. whipping cream, whipped (or just use a carton of Cool Whip to cut the fat)
Hershey bars (optional)
Graham Crackers
Bananas
Grandma's Chocolate Sauce (recipe below) or your favorite chocolate syrup

Directions:
Place the marshmallows and milk in microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high 2 minutes. Whisk well and microwave at 1 minute intervals until marshmallows are melted. Add the vanilla and cool.
When chilled and beginning to thicken, carefully whisk in whipped cream until thick but not stiff. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan and freeze.


TIME TO STACK! When firm, cut ice cream into graham cracker sized squares. Take one graham cracker, place an ice cream square on top, and place several sliced bananas on top of the ice cream. Add pieces of hershey bar (I found that my kids didn't like them since they get so cold and hard, so I'll leave them out next time) and top with final graham cracker. Drizzle Grandma's chocolate sauce on top or provide everyone with a small bowl for dipping.

Note: I made up a whole bunch of these at the same time and wrapped the extras in wax paper, put them all in a large ziploc, and now they're ready for a quick dessert!

Grandma's Chocolate Sauce
Ingredients:
2 ½ c. white sugar
¼ c. cocoa powder (I used dark cocoa powder, yum!)
¾ c. corn syrup
½ c. milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 T. Vanilla extract

Add all ingredients except evaporated milk and vanilla in a large pot. Cook over medium/high heat until boiling, stirring often. Continue to boil, Cook to firm ball stage, about 252 degrees (about 7-8 minutes for those of you who don't have a candy thermometer), stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla and evaporated milk. Cool. Mixture will thicken as it cools. Store in refrigerator. WARNING: THIS IS DANGEROUS IN THE FRIDGE! MANY BANANAS HAVE DROWNED IN GRANDMA'S CHOCOLATE SAUCE! :)