Chocolate Marshmallow Ice Cream

chocolate marshmallow ice cream

Whether you are a chocolate lover or a fan of marshmallows, chocolate marshmallow ice cream is ice cream is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! It’s a perfect combination!

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Making delicious chocolate marshmallow ice cream at home is easier than you might think. With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time, you can create a delicious dessert that your family and friends will love.

If you are a fan of chocolate and marshmallows, then chocolate marshmallow ice cream is the perfect dessert for you. With its rich and creamy texture and sweet marshmallow swirls, this ice cream is a delicious treat that can be enjoyed any time of the year.

Ingredients

Chocolate marshmallow ice cream requires a few key ingredients. Here are the ingredients needed to make this delicious dessert:

Ice cream Base

Heavy Cream (Double Cream): Heavy cream is another must in making vanilla ice cream. It adds richness, body, and flavor to the finished product. When selecting a heavy cream, you may also see terms like “whipping” (double cream) or “cooking” cream. These are both suitable for making ice cream. Heavy whipping cream will produce a lighter finished product, while cooking cream will result in richer ice cream.

Whole Milk: Whole milk is one of the key ingredients in making Cuisinart Vanilla ice cream. Whole milk is high in fat which gives the ice cream its rich and creamy texture. In short, it sets the base for your homemade ice cream. Using skim milk or nonfat milk will not give it the depth of flavor, but you can still use those if you can’t find whole milk.

Granulated Sugar: Obviously, sugar sweetens the final product and plays an important role in the freezing process. Granulated sugar is the most common sugar used to make ice cream. Combined with milk and cream, it also helps prevent ice crystals from forming, ensuring you get a smooth result.

Egg Yolks: This is a custard style ice cream so you will need the eggs yolks.

Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract adds a delicious, sweet flavor to the ice cream

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: The main ingredient in chocolate marshmallow ice cream is, of course, chocolate. It’s important to use high-quality chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa solids for the best flavor. This recipes calls for using unsweetened cocoa powder as well and it gives that really chocolate flavor!

Marshmallow Fluff or Marshmallow Cream: This adds the yummy marshmallow swirl that goes so well with chocolate. You can always just melt marshmallows if you wish.

Marshmallows: I use mini-marshmallows at the end, but you can use any type in this recipe.

Overall, these ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store, and they’re relatively inexpensive.

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Steps

It only takes a few simple steps for this great recipe:

Making the Custard mixture

The ice cream base is made by heating egg yolks, sugar, milk, and cream together until thickened. Follow these steps to make the ice cream base. Warm the cocoa, milk, sugar, 1 cup of the cream and salt in a medium saucepan over low heat. Pour the remaining cream into a medium mixing bowl and set a sieve on top

Then in another bowl, whisk egg yolks. Pour the warm cream/milk mixture slowly add that to the eggs while whisking the whole time! (If you don’t, you will be making scrambled eggs!)

Once mixed, add the tempered egg mixture back to saucepan. Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a heatproof spatula, scraping the bottom as you stir, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula.

When it reaches 170° and it begins to coat the back of the spatula, you can then pour it through the strainer into the other bowl with the cream in it. Stir until cool over an ice bath.

Freeze (skip this step if you’re using an ice cream maker)

Transfer the milk mixture into a freezer-safe container or a shallow loaf pan (and cover tightly with plastic wrap) and place it in the freezer for about 4 hours.

After it’s completely frozen, keep the ice cream at room temperature to partially thaw it. Transfer it to the food processor for a minute or two (for a light, fluffy texture). f you are not using an ice cream maker, spoon half the chocolate ice cream into a shallow container or a loaf pan and mix the marshmallow in and use a knife or skewer to lightly swirl it into the ice cream. Repeat with remaining ice cream and marshmallow fluff. Transfer the ice cream back into its container and refreeze for at least 3 hours.

Chill and transfer to the ice cream machine (skip this step if you’re not using an ice cream maker)

Place the ice cream mixture into a large bowl in the refrigerator until it is chilled. Transfer the mixture to the chilled container of your ice-cream maker and churn ice cream as per the manufacturer’s instructions.

Adding the marshmallow swirl

Once the chocolate ice cream base is chilled, it’s time to add the marshmallow swirl. Take a jar of marshmallow fluff and heat it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds to make it easier to swirl.

Scoop the chocolate ice cream into a freezer-safe container, layering it with spoonfuls of the marshmallow fluff. Use a knife or skewer to swirl the marshmallow into the chocolate ice cream. Don’t overdo it, or the swirls will blend together and lose their distinctness.

You can start eating your homemade ice cream immediately or keep it in the freezer for a couple of hours to firm it up.

Equipment

You will need these to make the recipe as easy as pie!

  • Ice Cream Maker: A good quality ice cream maker is a must-have for making ice cream at home. There are many different types of ice cream makers available, including electric and manual models.
  • Measuring Spoons and Measuring Cups‍: You will need measuring cups and spoons to measure the ingredients accurately.
  • Mixing Bowls: You will need several mixing bowls of various sizes to mix and store the ingredients.
  • Whisk: A whisk is necessary to beat the egg yolks and sugar until pale yellow and smooth.
  • Saucepan
  • Rubber spatula
  • Ice Cream Container

The Ice Cream maker to use!

You have to have an ice cream maker if you want to make ice cream or sorbet! I started making it using the Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato.

There is no faffing around with bowls in the freezer. When you are ready for ice cream, it’s ready. Just turn on the Cuisinart ice cream maker and go. In about 40 minutes, you have ice cream that you can eat right then, or you can put it in the freezer to harden up a bit more. Once done in, you’ll have about 1 litre of ice cream ready to devour!

Tips

When making chocolate marshmallow ice cream, there are a few tips and tricks that can help ensure success:

  • Use high-quality ingredients: The flavor of your ice cream will only be as good as the ingredients you use. Opt for fresh, high-quality cream, milk, and eggs.
  • Chill your mixture thoroughly: Before churning, make sure your ice cream mixture is thoroughly chilled. This will help it freeze more quickly and evenly, resulting in a smoother texture. Aim for a temperature of around 40°F.
  • Don’t overfill your ice cream maker: It can be tempting to fill your ice cream maker to the brim, but this can actually impede the freezing process. Stick to the manufacturer’s recommended capacity, and if you need to make a larger batch, do it in batches.
  • Freeze your ice cream properly: Once your ice cream is churned, transfer it to an airtight container and freeze it for several hours or overnight. To prevent ice crystals from forming, press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the ice cream before sealing the container.

By following these tips and tricks, you can create a chocolate marshmallow ice cream that is sure to be a hit with everyone who tries it.

Variations

There are several variations you can try when making chocolate marshmallow ice cream. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Rocky Road Ice Cream: Add chunks of marshmallows, chocolate chips or chopped chocolate, and chopped nuts (such as almonds or walnuts) to your chocolate ice cream base. This combination creates a delightful mix of textures and flavors.
  2. S’mores Ice Cream: Crush graham crackers into small pieces and fold them into a vanilla ice cream base along with mini marshmallows and chocolate chunks. This will give your ice cream the essence of a classic s’mores treat.
  3. Mint Marshmallow Chip: Create a mint-flavored ice cream base and add in mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. The mint flavor pairs well with the sweetness of the marshmallows and the richness of the chocolate.
  4. Adding mix-ins: One way to make chocolate marshmallow ice cream even more delicious is by adding mix-ins. Some popular mix-ins include chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or even pieces of candy bars. To add mix-ins to your ice cream, simply fold them in after the ice cream has churned and before it goes into the freezer. Be sure to use a spatula or spoon to gently mix the ingredients together so that the ice cream stays creamy and smooth.
  5. Different Types of Chocolate: Another way to change up the flavor of chocolate marshmallow ice cream is by using different types of chocolate. For example, you could use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate to create a sweeter, creamier ice cream. Or, you could use white chocolate to create a unique and decadent flavor. You could even mix different types of chocolate together to create a custom flavor that’s all your own. When using different types of chocolate, be sure to adjust the amount of sugar in the recipe accordingly. Milk chocolate and white chocolate are sweeter than dark chocolate, so you may need to reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe to avoid an overly sweet ice cream.

Remember, these variations can be adjusted to your taste preferences. Feel free to experiment with different ingredients and quantities to create your perfect chocolate marshmallow ice cream concoction. Enjoy!

Frequently asked questions

Can you make lactose-free ice cream?

Absolutely! If you don’t have lactose tolerance and want to enjoy homemade ice cream, you can replace whole milk with lactose-free milk. moreover, you can also use coconut cream or lactose-free heavy cream.

Can you make dairy-free ice cream?

Yes! If you want a dairy-free ice cream without compromising its creamy and smooth consistency, use full-fat coconut milk instead of dairy milk. You can also add coconut cream instead of heavy cream for more creaminess.

Is ice cream gluten-free?

Ice cream is typically gluten-free, but it’s important to check the ingredients list to make sure there are no gluten-containing additives.

The Cherry on Top

Overall, marshmallow ice cream is a delicious dessert that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re serving it at a summer barbecue or enjoying it on a lazy afternoon, this sweet treat is sure to please.

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Here is the Chocolate Marshmallow Ice Cream recipe

chocolate marshmallow ice cream

Chocolate Marshmallow Ice Cream

Whether you are a chocolate lover or a fan of marshmallows, chocolate marshmallow ice cream is ice cream is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! It's a perfect combination!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Steeping time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 scoops
Calories 341 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1½ cup whole milk
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • Âľ cup sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • Pinch Salt
  • mini-marshmallows (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Warm the milk, sugar, cocoa powder, 1 cup of the cream and in a saucepan.
  • Pour the remaining cream into a large bowl and set a sieve on top
  • Then in another bowl, whisk the egg yolks.
  • Pour the warm cream/milk mixture slowly add that to the eggs while whisking the whole time! (If you don't, you will be making scrambled eggs!)
  • Once mixed, add that back to saucepan.
  • Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a heatproof spatula, scraping the bottom as you stir, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula.
  • When it reaches 170° and it begins to coat the back of the spatula, you can then pour it through the strainer into the other bowl with the cream in it.
  • Add the vanilla.
  • Chill the mixture thoroughly in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • When ready make the ice cream, freeze the ice cream according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Before the last few minutes of churning, melt the marshmallow fluff in the microwave until it is easy to pour. It should only take about 20-30 seconds.
  • Drizzle it into the maker while it churns.
  • If you want you can also add marshmallows at the end!

Notes

If you are not using an ice cream maker, spoon half the chocolate ice cream into a shallow container or a loaf pan and mix the marshmallow in and use a knife or skewer to lightly swirl it into the ice cream. Repeat with remaining ice cream and marshmallow fluff.
If you want you can also add marshmallows at the end!
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 341kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 5gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 35mgPotassium: 203mgFiber: 2gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 853IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 104mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate, ice cream, marshmallow
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