For me, summer is all about bright colors, fun in the sun and smore’s. That is after all the definition of summer, isn’t it? Even if it’s not – it should be. What could be better than these three things? Glad you asked. Check out this recipe for homemade rainbow smore’s ice cream! It combines all of my summer time favorites. Psst. There is also a best part! I made it with my mixer – no ice cream maker needed! Yeah! Now we can ALL scream for ice cream!
During the summer months I tend to find myself at my local Sam’s Club much more frequently. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that it takes a lot to feed a family – especially a family who is now home with me everyday. Plus, during the summer, our days are usually filled with road trips and small get-together’s – which I need to either pack snacks or bring a dish to pass to. So even though I am happy to spend some of my time in the kitchen preparing homemade treats for family and friends, I am going to be a little bit selfish and say that I don’t want to spend my summer in a grocery store. Nope, I would much rather spend my time enjoying the sunshine outside with my family and friends.
On my last trip to Sam’s Club, I came across these XXL bags of M&M’s® in all of my favorite flavors: , . Ok, so I “might” be a little bit of an M&M’s® fan. But seriously, they are so versatile! During the summer I can use them to whip up M&M’s® cookies to take to a cookout or prepare a trail mix to take on the road with us for a quick snack. Plus with the resealable top, I can use only what I need for a recipe and then easily put the rest back for another time. I can also use them to make this homemade rainbow smore’s ice cream – which my family adores as a once in awhile special summer time treat.
We used to make our homemade ice cream using an ice cream maker, but it took so long that we just stopped doing it – then I found this super easy way to make ice cream using a stand mixer. We’ve been hooked. The taste is much creamier than standard ice cream and we love that we can easily create our own flavors – in only minutes!
Check out how easy it was for us to create this recipe:
Homemade Rainbow Smore’s Ice Cream
2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla
1 Cup M&M’s® Original
1/2 Cup Mini Marshmallows
Crushed Graham Crackers
Waffle Cone Bowl
- Begin by adding all of the heavy whipping creme to a mixer bowl – beat on medium speed until the mixture starts to thicken.
- Add can of sweetened condensed milk, salt and vanilla to the thickened whipping creme and continue to beat on medium speed until stiff peaks are formed.
- Toss in the M&M’s® and mini marshmallows and beat on slow speed just to mix.
- Transfer the mixture to a freezer safe dish and freeze for 4-6 hours.
- Serve in a waffle cone bowl and top with marshmallow creme and crushed graham crackers.