There is something classic and genuine about eating a s’more in the summer. Not only does it taste good, but it brings back so many wonderful memories of summers past. Today we are taking that classic s’more taste and revamping it into something new. With the help of Hudsonville Ice Cream’s new limited-edition flavor Pure Michigan Winter Campfire ice cream, which they kindly sent us this week to taste test, we were able to create a fun new summer-inspired recipe. No fire needed.
Summers in Pure Michigan
If you’ve ever spent a summer in the midwest, you may know the feeling it provides. It’s a feeling hard to describe as anything other than magical. Even today, I still vividly remember the summers I would spend with my family “up north” in my grandma’s cabin. Together we would spend each warm day splashing in the creek. Each evening I would wind up in my mother’s arms as I allowed my thoughts to drift off, staring into the glow of the burning campfire. When I think back on my childhood, these are some of my fondest memories and probably the reason why I have such a passion for traveling the state of Michigan with my kids today.
Michigan has so many amazing summer destinations to visit such as Mackinac Island, Tahquamenon Falls, Ann Arbor, and more. Since we spend quite a bit of our time wandering around Michigan and the midwest states during the summer, it’s only natural that we love and associate summer with Hudsonville Ice Cream. Hudsonville Ice Cream is a Made-in-Michigan brand that uses fresh farm milk from local dairy farms and ingredients from local artisans to craft their unique taste. We also love that many of their flavors are Michigan inspired with names like Tiger Traxx, Grand Hotel Summer Celebration, and Pure Michigan Winter Campfire.
Since Hudsonville Ice Cream was kind enough to send us a few of their newest flavors to taste test in our home, we couldn’t help but be inspired to create a recipe with them that could be easily shared with our friends. Because ice cream isn’t normally easy to eat on the go without a spoon and bowl, we found a way to make it finger-friendly. Simply whip up a few of these ice cream s’mores ahead of time and you’ve got a ready-to-eat classic summer treat that doesn’t need dishes or a fire to enjoy.
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Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream S’mores
If you have a craving for that classic s’more taste but don’t want to get a fire started, this recipe is the perfect solution to your problem. To get started you will need:
- pkg. graham crackers
- 1 bag melting dark chocolate
- a carton of Hudsonville Ice Cream: Pure Michigan Winter Campfire
- parchment paper
- glass dish (9×9 or 9×13)
To begin, line your shallow baking dish in parchment paper. It should come up over the sides as well. Next, scoop enough ice cream into the dish to fill it or to the thickness you desire in your s’mores. Allow the ice cream to thaw slightly. Using another piece of parchment paper, press down on the ice cream to create a solid block. Leave the top parchment paper on the ice cream and place it in the freezer to harden for at least 2 hours.
After the ice cream has had a chance to re-thicken, remove the entire block from the dish by simply lifting up on the bottom piece of parchment paper. Set the paper and ice cream onto the counter. Use a knife to cut squares into the ice cream that are the same size as your graham crackers pieces.
Using a pie server, slide each square of ice cream off the parchment paper and onto a graham cracker. Place graham cracker pieces on each side. Place the s’mores back into the baking dish, cover, and they go back into the freezer for another 2 hours.
After the ice cream has had a chance to thicken again, prepare your dark chocolate per the instruction on the bag. Remove the ice cream s’mores from the freezer and dip them into the chocolate. Remember to work quickly so the ice cream doesn’t melt.
Place the chocolate covered ice cream s’mores back into the parchment paper covered baking dish and into the freezer until you are ready to serve them. While I would love to tell you how long these will last in the freezer, to be honest, I’m not totally sure. We ended up eating ours immediately. I will update this if they ever make it longer than a day around here, which is unlikely.
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Disclosure: We were provided with free product samples. This article was not compensated. All opinions are our own.