I told you this ice cream maker was going to be a problem. Here we are two days later and I have another ice cream post. I just couldn’t wait to appropriately space it out. It’s just too dang good! This Toasted Marshmallow Smores Ice Cream will absolutely rock your world!
And, yes, I am fully aware that S’mores week was last week but I just couldn’t get this ice cream made and photographed in time! It was going to be my Friday post but those sensational Toasted Marshmallow Golden Graham Smores Bars happened instead.
I incorporated toasted marshmallows and milk chocolate into the ice cream mixture, so that it is infused with toasted marshmallow flavor. I swirled in some Nocciolata and topped it with a savory graham cracker sand.
Hold up. What is Nocciolata?
It’s my new best friend. It tastes like Nutella but is 100% organic, gluten free and hydrogenated fat free. AND it doesn’t have any artificial flavorings or food colorings. I try to eat 100% organic , so why should my chocolate hazelnut spread be any different?
I actually first came across Nocciolata in Italy on my honeymoon. They had it at breakfast in our Venice hotel. Not one to eat chocolate for breakfast (Shocking, I know), I snuck a jar or two for snack.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who does that at hotel breakfasts…
Guys, this stuff is amazing! You can learn more about them here.
And so is this ice cream! The Nocciolata freezes but it melts quickly in your mouth creating a wonderful flavor combination! I didn’t add any sugar to the graham cracker sand and I sprinkled in some cinnamon and a teeny tiny pinch of salt to temper some of the sweetness of the ice cream. The result is a balance of sweet and savory with an intriguing texture.
This is a custard-based, churned ice cream, which basically means there are some added egg yolks and the whole ice cream base is cooked before churning. Even though there are one or two extra steps, it is still very easy.
On a totally random side note, how amazing is my vintage loaf pan?!!? It’s circa 1940 and I’m obsessed.
While I received free Nocciolata in exchange for a product review; the opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.
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