Cooking with Kids: Gimme S’more Ice Cream Sandwiches

As part of encouraging my kids in the kitchen this summer, I challenged them to come up with a recipe idea on their own. After discussing their ideas, we settled on S’more Ice Cream Sandwiches. Being my kids, it was really no surprise that their idea involved chocolate.
Naturally, as part of encouraging their cooking skills, the graham crackers had to be from scratch which included needing graham flour….which proved to be a little bit of a challenge. However, I was able to find it at Vitacost.*
It turned out to be a two day project. The first day the girls prepared the graham cracker dough but we didn’t have time for it to chill and then bake it that day. So the dough hung out in the fridge for a couple of days and then we pulled it out, baked up the graham crackers and assembled the ice cream sandwiches.

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At first we had trouble with them melting pretty quickly but we figured that out. And they were very delicious! Two thumbs up to my girls and their idea. I’m sure we’ll be trying more of their ideas in the future.
Now you know I’m not going to tell you about these and not share the recipe, right? Here you go.

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You’ll need:

Homemade Graham Crackers (recipe from browneyedbaker)
Marshmallow Fluff
Vanilla Ice Cream
Mini Chocolate Chips
Directions
  • Bake graham crackers according to directions.
  • Let graham crackers cool to room temperature and then place them in freezer for approximately 10 minutes to chill.
  • Remove and spread 1 T. marshmallow fluff on graham cracker.
  • Top with approximately 2 T. of vanilla ice cream.
  • Place second cracker on top and squeeze down until ice cream spreads out to edges of graham crackers. You can smooth out the ice cream with the back of a spoon at this point.
  • Place on tray and put in freezer for 15-30 minutes.
  • Remove, roll in mini chips and enjoy.
  • If you’re not ready to eat them, wrap them individually in plastic wrap and place back in freezer until ready to enjoy.

We found that the extra freezing steps were necessary to keep these from becoming too melty to enjoy. You have to practice a bit of patience while assembling these but the results are worth it. Hope you enjoy!

This post linked to:
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace 
WFMWat We Are THAT Family
Friday Favorites at Simply Sweet Home

I’m Lovin’ it at Tidy Mom
BFF Open House at The Answer Is Chocolate
Strut Your Stuff Saturdays at Six Sisters’ Stuff
Tutorial Link Party at The Creative Orchard

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Janet is a mom to two daughters and is married to her best friend. Her belief that we are blessed so that we may bless others fuels her writing at frugalandfocused.com where she shares her thoughts on faith, family, and frugal living. She strives to make the most of what she's given in life and hopes to inspire others to do the same.