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Indulge in the ultimate summer treat with this irresistible No-Churn Chocolate S’mores Ice Cream. Decadent chocolate flavors blend perfectly with gooey marshmallows and crushed graham crackers, creating a creamy and delightful frozen dessert that captures the essence of everyone’s favorite campfire treat.

Prefer a vanilla ice cream base? You can easily adapt this to have your favorite S’mores flavors in vanilla ice form.

Two waffle cones filled with Chocolate S'mores Ice Cream.

Need a way to beat that summer heat? Well, this No-Churcn S’mores Ice Cream is just the treat to cool you down on a hot summer day. Who am I kidding? This one is delicious enough to enjoy any day of the week.

With all of the warm days ahead and plenty to celebrate, like Memorial Day, July 4th, or Labor Day, your summers will be packed with plenty of outdoor celebrations, and a need for something cool and sweet is just the reason you are looking for to indulge in a little something sweet.

If you are a S’mores fanatic, try our S’mores Cereal Bars, S’mores Cake, Gooey S’mores Dip, or S’mores brownies while you are at it!

Ingredient Notes

  • Heavy Whipping Cream: This ingredient is essential for creating a creamy and smooth texture in the ice cream. Make sure the whipping cream is cold before using it.
  • Powdered Sugar: Powdered sugar adds sweetness to the ice cream base. It dissolves easily and helps in achieving a smooth texture.
  • Cocoa Powder: Cocoa powder provides the rich chocolate flavor in the ice cream. You can use either sweetened or unsweetened cocoa powder in this recipe. Unsweetened cocoa powder has a more intense chocolate taste.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: This ingredient serves as a sweetener and helps to create a creamy texture without the need for an ice cream maker. It also adds a subtle richness to the ice cream base.
  • Graham Crackers Crumb: These crushed graham cracker swirls will add the classic s’mores flavor and texture to the ice cream. Take graham cracker squares and you can either crush them finely or leave some larger graham cracker pieces for added crunch. I prefer a little of both.
  • Mini Marshmallows: Mini marshmallows are another essential ingredient for creating the s’mores experience. They will be dispersed throughout the ice cream, providing a gooey and marshmallowy texture.
A labeled image of ingredients needed to make no churn chocolate S'mores Ice Cream.

How To Make No-Church Chocolate S’mores Ice Cream

Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact ingredients and instructions!

Alright, let’s dive into making this delicious no-churn chocolate s’mores ice cream! Get ready for a fun and easy process.

Step 1 | Make the Creamy Chocolate Base

First, grab a mixing bowl and pour in the cold heavy whipping cream. Whip it up with an electric hand mixer or use a stand mixer with the whisk attachment until you see soft peaks forming. It should have a fluffy texture.

Next, add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder to the whipped cream. Gently fold them in using a spatula until everything is nicely combined. This will give the ice cream its sweet chocolatey base.

Step 2 | Stir in the Condensed Milk and S’more Magic

Now, pour in a 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk. This condensed milk will make the ice cream super creamy without needing an ice cream maker.

Time to bring in the s’mores magic! Add in the crushed graham crackers and marshmallows.

Give it a good stir and continue folding until everything is evenly incorporated.

A four image collage showing the step by step process of mixing the s'mores ice cream base to adding it to a pan to freeze the ice cream.

Step 3 | Place in Loaf Pan and Freeze

Once everything is mixed together, grab a loaf pan or a container suitable for freezing. Pour the ice cream mixture into it, smoothing the top with a spatula.

To give it the s’mores touch, sprinkle some extra crushed graham crackers and mini marshmallows on top. This will add extra texture and visual appeal.

Cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap or a lid, and place it in the freezer for at least 6 hours or overnight. Be patient; the wait will be worth it!

Step 4 | Enjoy a Scoop of Ice Cream

When it’s time to indulge, scoop out a generous portion of this homemade delight, grab a spoon, and savor every chocolaty, marshmallowy, and graham cracker-filled bite of this delightful no-churn chocolate s’mores ice cream. Enjoy!

A container of S'more Ice Cream with a scoop being removed with an ice cream scooper.

Tips

  • Cold Whipping Cream: Make sure your heavy whipping cream is cold before you start whipping it. Cold cream whips up faster and creates a lighter and fluffier texture.
  • Chilled Mixing Bowl and Whisk: For best results, chill your mixing bowl and whisk in the refrigerator for about 15 to 30 minutes before using them. This helps to keep the cream cold and aids in achieving the desired whipped consistency.
  • Sift the Powdered Sugar & Cocoa Powder: To avoid any lumps in your ice cream mixture, it’s a good idea to sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder before adding them to the whipped cream. This ensures a smooth texture with no lumps.
  • Gentle Folding: As soon as the cream starts forming stiff peaks, you can fold in the remaining ingredients. When combining the ingredients, use a gentle folding motion with a spatula. This helps to maintain the airiness of the whipped cream and results in a lighter texture. Over-whipping the cream will cause the ice cream to become hard and crumbly once set.
  • Freezing Time: Give your ice cream enough time to freeze properly. It’s recommended to freeze it for at least 6 hours or overnight for the best consistency. This allows the flavors to meld together and for the ice cream to set properly.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Added Chocolate: Try adding in broken Hershey’s squares or chocolate chips for even more chocolate factor. Feel free to use dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or even white chocolate.
  • Cookie Swaps: Instead of crushed graham crackers, you can use other types of cookies to add a different twist to your ice cream. Crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreo cookies), chocolate graham crackers, or even chocolate chip cookies can be excellent.
  • Nutty Additions: If you enjoy nuts, you can mix in some chopped nuts like toasted almonds, pecans, or walnuts. These will add a crunchy texture and complement the chocolatey and marshmallow flavors.
  • Candy Add-Ins: We get creative when makings S’mores on the campfire. Reece’s peanut butter cups, Snickers candy bars, Almond Joy’s- you get the drift (anything goes).
  • Swirls and Toppings: Consider adding a swirl of caramel sauce, fudge sauce, or even Nutella to the ice cream. You can also sprinkle additional crushed graham crackers, marshmallow fluff, mini marshmallows, or even toasty marshmallows on top for extra garnish and flavor.
  • Vanilla Version: Skip the cocoa powder and add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and proceed with the rest of the recipe as is.
  • Flavor Extracts: To enhance the chocolate flavor, you can add a teaspoon of vanilla extract or other extracts like almond or mint to the ice cream base. This can add a subtle hint of additional flavors.
A waffle cone filled with chocolate s'mores ice cream on a marble table with scatter mini marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs on the table.

Recipe FAQ’s

Can I use whipped topping instead of heavy whipping cream?

It’s not recommended to substitute whipped topping for heavy whipping cream in this recipe. Whipped topping may not hold its shape as well and can result in a less creamy texture. Stick to using heavy whipping cream for the best results.

Can I use regular sugar instead of powdered sugar?

Powdered sugar is preferred in this recipe because it dissolves easily and helps create a smoother texture. If you don’t have powdered sugar on hand, you can make your own by blending granulated sugar in a blender or food processor until it becomes a fine powder.

Can I use an ice cream maker instead of the no-churn method?

Certainly! If you have an ice cream machine, you can adapt the recipe by following the manufacturer’s instructions for making chocolate ice cream. However, the no-churn method is specifically designed to create a creamy ice cream without the need for a machine.

S'mores Ice cream in a white dish with some of the ice cream in a waffle cone in the background.

Storage Instructions

Storage: Once the s’mores ice cream is fully frozen and set, transfer it to an airtight container. Make sure the container is well-sealed to prevent freezer burn, ice crystals, and flavors from other items in the freezer. Label the container with the date and flavor for easy identification. Store the ice cream in the freezer for up to 2-3 weeks.

Make Ahead: If you want to make the ice cream ahead of time, simply follow the recipe instructions and freeze it as directed. You can prepare it a day or two in advance or even longer if needed. When you’re ready to serve, remove the ice cream from the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to soften slightly. This will make it easier to scoop and serve. Enjoy!

What to Serve

No-Churn S’mores Ice Cream is a delightful treat on its own, but if you’re looking to enhance the experience or create a complete dessert, here are some delicious serving suggestions:

Make a S’mores Ice Cream Sandwich by filling our brownie cookies or a graham cracker with this good stuff!

Build-Your-Own S’mores Bar: Set up a s’mores bar with all the classic ingredients like graham crackers, chocolate bars, and marshmallows. Guests can create their own customized s’mores using the ice cream as a delicious twist. Provide skewers or long forks for roasting the marshmallows over a portable grill, fire pit, or tabletop fire pit for indoors.

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No-Churn S’mores Ice Cream

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Set Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Nikki Lee
This easy and delicious s'mores ice cream is the ultimate summer treat! The creamy chocolate base is loaded with crushed graham crackers and gooey marshmallows, capturing the nostalgic flavors of a classic campfire s'more. No ice cream maker is needed- Freeze, scoop, and enjoy a delightful frozen dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth all season long.

Ingredients
 

  • 2 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • cup cocoa powder
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • ¾ cup crushed graham crackers
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions

  • Combine the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl. Using an electric hand mixer, whip the ingredients together on medium-high speed until the heavy cream begins to form stiff peaks.
  • Once the cream has formed stiff peaks, add the sweetened condensed milk, graham crackers, and marshmallows. Use a large spoon or spatula to fold the mixture together until the sweetened condensed milk is fully incorporated.
  • Pour the ice cream mixture into a 9×5 inch loaf pan or other large container. Allow the ice cream to set in the freezer for 4 hours, or until the ice cream is firm to the touch.
  • Scoop, serve, and enjoy!

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Notes

  • Cold Whipping Cream: Make sure your heavy whipping cream is cold before you start whipping it. Cold cream whips up faster and creates a lighter and fluffier texture.
  • Chilled Mixing Bowl and Whisk: For best results, chill your mixing bowl and whisk in the refrigerator for about 15 to 30 minutes before using them. This helps to keep the cream cold and aids in achieving the desired whipped consistency.
  • Sift the Powdered Sugar & Cocoa Powder: To avoid any lumps in your ice cream mixture, it’s a good idea to sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder before adding them to the whipped cream. This ensures a smooth texture with no lumps.
  • Gentle Folding: As soon as the cream starts forming stiff peaks, you can fold in the remaining ingredients. When combining the ingredients, use a gentle folding motion with a spatula. This helps to maintain the airiness of the whipped cream and results in a lighter texture. Over-whipping the cream will cause the ice cream to become hard and crumbly once set.
  • Freezing Time: Give your ice cream enough time to freeze properly. It’s recommended to freeze it for at least 6 hours or overnight for the best consistency. This allows the flavors to meld together and for the ice cream to set properly.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving Calories: 435kcal (22%) Carbohydrates: 38g (13%) Protein: 7g (14%) Fat: 32g (49%) Saturated Fat: 20g (125%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 101mg (34%) Sodium: 89mg (4%) Potassium: 310mg (9%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 36g (40%) Vitamin A: 1226IU (25%) Vitamin C: 2mg (2%) Calcium: 195mg (20%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

Nutritional Disclaimer

Soulfully Made is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Your recipes always hit the spot! Thank you for making cooking fun, easy, and enjoyable.

  2. 5 stars
    I love the fact that there is no making of a custard for this ice cream. Such a delicious treat and my family will love this.

  3. 5 stars
    I love that you can make this totally rich and decadent ice cream without an ice cream maker! Ours turned out great – it was creamy and sweet!