Sigh… it’s been like 800 years since I last posted a treat.

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Orrr seven days. You know. Same thing.

I mean, those peanut butter ball things on Tuesday weren’t really a treat because they were healthy. They weren’t dessert. Sure, I guess they could end up BEING dessert (read: you don’t have any cheesecake, ice cream or peanut butter cookies in the house) but they aren’t REALLY dessert.

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Real dessert is that toasted marshmallow coconut ice cream that I shared last week… that was squished in between 3 other quarts that I just couldn’t stop myself from churning. And as it turns out… I can’t eat ice cream for every meal of the day.

People. I have a lot of ice cream right now. Like a ton.

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And since I don’t have any patience to make REGULAR cakes, you know – like cakes that take time and require perfectly sliced layers and even more perfectly piped buttercream and all sorts of decorations that would lead me to jump off a bridge… I made an ice cream cake. Because those are easy. You just layer a bunch of junk together. It’s like one giant melty mess.

I freaking love it.

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Hey, remember that one time when I went to a cocktail-attired event in extremely casual attire? Like a big event where people were wearing dresses that went down to the floor and where I was wearing jeans and my hair up like an idiot? Oh I do, because it’s what my life consisted of last night. It might have required a few bites of fudge and marshmallow coconut ice cream soaked graham crust before bed. Because seriously, that was the only way I was getting over THAT.

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Make it. Eat it. Love it.

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S'mores Ice Cream Cake

Yield: serves 6-8

Prep Time: 6 hours (lots of inactive time!)

Cook Time: 20 minutes (to cook the fudge)

Total Time: 8 hours

Ingredients:

3 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
1 cup granulated sugar
2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
4 cups toasted marshmallow, s'mores or even vanilla ice cream
1 (10 ounce) bag marshmallows, toasted

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine melted butter and 2 1/2 cups graham crumbs, mixing well until moistened. Press into an 8 or 9-inch springform pan, evening the crust out with the back of a spoon. Place in the freezer to set.

While crust is setting, heat milk, sugar and chocolate in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and stir continuously for 20 minutes until fudge sauce is thickened. Remove and let cool for 15 minutes.

Remove crust from freezer and immediately pour the cooled chocolate over top. Place back in the freezer and freeze for 2 hours.

About 15 minutes before you remove the crust, take ice cream out of the fridge and allow to softened. Once soft, press and spread on top of the fudge sauce - don't worry, it may mix together a bit! Not a big deal. Smooth ice cream top and place back in the freezer for at least 2 hours, or even over night.

Before serving, toast marshmallows as desired. I placed mine on a baking sheet under the broiler for 1-2 minutes, then removed them with a spatula. Remove cake from freezer and sprinkle ice cream top with half of the remaining graham crumbs, then top with marshmallows. Freeze for another hour or so, then sprinkle with remaining graham crumbs. Serve!

Prepare to get messy - the ice cream and fudge sauce will be slightly soft, but they are so delicious this way.

the fudge sauce recipe comes from my mom's old school oreo cookie ice cream dessert

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Now can someone please do my laundry? My life is covered in chocolate.

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123 Responses to “Gooey S’mores Ice Cream Mess… Err, I mean Cake.”

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    Ali @ Peaches and Football — September 7, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    If I come over and do your laundry, will you feed me ice cream cake and peanut butter balls? :)

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    Liz — September 7, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    That’s a beautiful, delicious “mess.”

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — September 7, 2012 @ 6:59 am

    I’m pretty much in love…again…with food. You have a serious spell on me!!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — September 7, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    Yes, yes and yes!

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    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy — September 7, 2012 @ 7:07 am

    There is nothing about this that doesn’t look and sound delicious!

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    Simply Life — September 7, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    oh wow! will you start selling this to my local ice cream shop so I can buy it?!?!

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    Rachel Cooks — September 7, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    This looks like the perfect way to heal any embarrassment or pain! Yum!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — September 7, 2012 @ 7:16 am

    Now this is a way to get the weekend started!!! This looks amazing!! Dam girl, I need this in my life!!!

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    kim@hungryhealthygirl — September 7, 2012 @ 7:20 am

    That looks feaking fantabulous!!!!!!!!! I love ice cream cake, I love smores, and I love messes!!!!

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    Kim in MD — September 7, 2012 @ 7:22 am

    I’ll do your laundry if you serve me a big slice of this!

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — September 7, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    Holy heck that looks amazing!!!! I love messy desserts!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — September 7, 2012 @ 7:32 am

    I’ll do your laundry and anything else in trade for this cake! Holy hell this looks good!

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    Emily — September 7, 2012 @ 7:34 am

    After my first week back teaching first grade, THIS is exactly what I need :) I big mess of sweet, gooey deliciousness. My stomach and I thank you!!

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    nancy k — September 7, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    Just have to say that your photos are freakin’ amazing. They seem to get better and better. I feel like the food might jump off the computer screen and into my mouth. I want to make everything you post!

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    • Jessica — September 7th, 2012 @ 9:43 am

      Thank you Nancy!

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — September 7, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    Ahhh! You brought that ice cream up to an entirely new level. Great idea to do a graham cracker crust with a ganache sorta thing–my mom has always made ice cream cakes by making a sponge roll cake and then rolling it all up.

    I wish I could stare at pictures of your cake all day, but unfortunately, I now have to go to work for the next 14 hours :(

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    luv what you do — September 7, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    That might be the best looking dessert I have EVER seen. Yummy! I love the use of the springform pan! It’s genius!

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    Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking — September 7, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    SWOON

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    Anele @ Success Along the Weigh — September 7, 2012 @ 8:16 am

    Um yeah, this is definitely getting made…pronto.

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — September 7, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    That is seriously incredible looking!!! Girl your photography is amazing and makes me want to lick my computer screen every single time!!! Messy chocolatey desserts are definitely worth the laundry:-)

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    • Jessica — September 7th, 2012 @ 9:42 am

      You are so kind – thank you!!

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    bridget {bake at 350} — September 7, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    I will totally do your laundry for a slice of that cake!!!

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    JulieD — September 7, 2012 @ 8:30 am

    Duuuuuude…omg…what better than “just” s’mores than a s’mores ice cream cake…genius…seriously.

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — September 7, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    Too much ice cream is not a bad problem to have!!! I absolutely love ice cream cakes, especially the kind we used to get when I was younger from Dairy Queen, with the chocoloate ice cream, vanilla ice cream, and a cookie-fudge layer in the middle. Oh. So. Good!!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — September 7, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    Yes, 7 days DOES seem like 800 years when you are waiting on something like this! Heavenly.

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    Rebecca — September 7, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    This is so disgusting, but I wish that was my breakfast instead of a dumb bowl of cereal and bananas…Reading blogs makes me so discontent ;)

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    Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles — September 7, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    Ice cream for every meal…… I’d like to at least give it a try to see if I could do it ;)

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    MikeVFMK — September 7, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    Disgusting! And of course that’s hip for amazing. Although that’s not hip right now. It’s the bomb, off the chains, sick and another number of words that just aren’t with it today. And that goes to show you I’m just not as cool as I once was. But if I brought this milkshake (cake, I mean) to the yard, I’d have some street cred. For once.

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    Joelle (on a pink typewriter) — September 7, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    Dixnfidsneikfkajsiecjsk! I can’t put together real
    Words after seeing this recipe. Need.

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    Lacy — September 7, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    I remember that. I am still embarrassed. Majorly.

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    Devon | The Food Bitch Blog — September 7, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    Yes.

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    Ashley — September 7, 2012 @ 9:16 am

    You are the s’mores queen!! I’m sort of laughing hysterically about your jean + up-do attire. :)

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    • Jessica — September 7th, 2012 @ 9:41 am

      Um no… OMG wait til I tell you about it.

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    Meg — September 7, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    Oh my word. I just found my bday cake. thank you for combining my two FAVS! Ice cream and smores. in heaven now.

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    Jill — September 7, 2012 @ 9:27 am

    Ummmm… yes!! Wow. This looks great.

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    katie @KatieDid — September 7, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    ugh these pictures, perfection.

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    LaneM — September 7, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    After a week of stress eating, this will be perfect to destress. hahaa

    What kind of ice cream did you use in the recipe? The toasted marshmallow coconut ice cream that you made?

    Well done, once again Jessica! please stop by my kitchen anytime to taste test your treats from me!

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    • Jessica — September 7th, 2012 @ 10:02 am

      Yes! I used the remaining toasted coconut that I linked above.

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    Molly@This Life Is Sparkling — September 7, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    Your pictures always make me drool. This looks amazing!

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    Stephanie — September 7, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    I’m not sure if your ice cream or your ice cream cake is better. I guess I’ll just have to try both! ^_~

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    Diane, A Broad — September 7, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    Ugh. Want this in my mouth right now.

    PS: I want to hear more about that party!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — September 7, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    I could definitely live with a mess like that, I’m crazy for anything marshmallow!! Yum!!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — September 7, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    Is that a pink ice cream scoop? I’m in LOVE.

    Oh and this cake is the epitome of summer. the hours of relaxing time as it freezes up, the ice cream, the S’MORES, toasty marshmallows. I’m saving this one!

    I will come over and help you eat all your ice cream anytime, by the way!

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    • Jessica — September 7th, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

      It is! Kitchenaid.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — September 7, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    What a beautiful mess it is, indeed! The chocolate, the TOASTED marshmallows!! Yes, I need a slice or two of this!

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    Holiday Baker Man — September 7, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    And summer continues!

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    The Food Hound — September 7, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    S’mores cake? Love it!! All the s’mores goodness, no mosquito bites from sitting outside making the real thing. Plus this looks better. Just sayin’.

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    Eat Good 4 Life — September 7, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    This looks insane!! How good was it? I am drooling really bad…

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    Courtney @ Bake. Eat. Repeat. — September 7, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    Any cake that involves some delicious filling oozing out the sides is awesome in my book. Who the heck cares of it’s actually a cake anyway? All that time baking and trimming edges and layering and frosting? So overrated. I’ll take this any day!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 7, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    This looks absolutely crazy! Can’t wait to try and feed it to Jason – he’s going to be thrilled!

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    Valarie — September 7, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

    Didn’t you make a S’mores drink with some toated coconut…vodka, was it? Could you mix the Vodka with the ice cream THEN spread it on top of the fudge??? MMMMMMMM…not sure if I”m brave enough to try to make the ice cream!!!

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    • Jessica — September 7th, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

      I made s’mores shooters… no coconut but that sounds amazing!

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      • Valarie — September 7th, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

        My mind is in pure Friday mode…I meant the toasted marshmallow vodka. sigh.

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    Ala — September 7, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    I love the idea of an ice cream cake in the smack dab of this whole silly autumn-is-here online trend (say what?). I do have to admit, though, that nothing seems like “a ton” of ice cream anymore; for my roommate’s dad’s 60th birthday, they organized it so 120 friends each brought a quart or MORE of ice cream to their house as gifts to celebrate…yeah, definitely turned a single ice cream cake into a sort of a molehill. An amazing-looking one, though!

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    • Jessica — September 7th, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

      That is amazing.

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    Katie — September 7, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

    Ice cream and smores AND CAKE….I am flipping OUT over here. Just straight up flipping out.

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    Melinda — September 7, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    This cake looks absolutely INSANE. I want to make it and save it for myself.

    I also really want to hear more about your fancy cocktail party. It sounds like the kind of story that I would laugh at, but feel really badly for you (:

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    • Jessica — September 7th, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

      Ha… it was a big food event/benefit here in Pittsburgh… and I wore neon pink jeans while other people were in evening wear. Dude, it was outside in 90 degree heat – I had no idea it was cocktail attire!

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    Mary @ Bake Break! — September 7, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    I fully support the creation of this dessert. I might even support it in my kitchen tonight… Delicious!

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