S’mores Popsicles

This is giveaway #2 out of 4 for my August month of giveaways. To enter, scroll down to the Rafflecopter widget below. Be sure to come back the next 2 Mondays to enter the other giveaways!

I have a great use for homemade “magic shell” chocolate sauce that transitions us perfectly to an ice cream maker giveaway. A few weeks ago, my friend posted a status on Facebook: “popsicles or s’mores?” My reaction: time to find a way to combine these two great summer desserts!

In June I made marshmallow ice cream for my s’mores ice cream cupcake sandwiches. The leftover ice cream has been hanging out in my freezer since then (things tend to get forgotten and long abandoned in my freezer). This was the perfect base for the pops, but I had trouble getting the ice cream to come out of a popsicle mold in one piece. Instead, I ended up using small paper cups with popsicle sticks. Once frozen solid, just rip the paper cups off of the ice cream and voila!:

Next, dip the pops in room temperature hard shell chocolate sauce and roll in graham cracker crumbs. Enjoy immediately or throw in the freezer for later if you can wait.

To make marshmallow ice cream, you’ll need an ice cream maker. See the form after the recipe to enter to win one!

I gave lots of options for entering the giveaway. You can do each thing one time for one entry. And don’t forget – if you’ve already done one (such as “liking” 52 Kitchen Adventures on Facebook) then go ahead and click “I did this.” Good luck!


S’mores Popsicles:

Marshmallow Ice Cream

  • 2 C half and half
  • 1 10-oz. bag of large marshmallows
  • 2 C heavy cream
  • 2 T vanilla extract

In a large pot, combine half and half with marshmallows. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until marshmallows have completely melted. Remove from heat and let cool briefly. Then place in fridge to cool for 20-30 more minutes, until chilled and slightly thickened.

In the meantime, whip heavy cream until you have soft peaks. Fold into cooled marshmallow mixture and add vanilla extract. Stir until everything is combined. Place in ice cream maker and follow manufacturerโ€™s directions for making ice cream.

Remove from freezer when done and let soften slightly. Scoop into small paper cups, pushing ice cream down to remove air pockets. Place a popsicle stick into the middle of the pop, almost to the bottom. Place paper cups on a tray or baking sheet and place into freezer.

Homemade Hard Shell Chocolate Sauce

  • 7 oz. of your favorite chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 2 T coconut oil*

In a heat-proof bowl, place chocolate and coconut oil in microwave. Heat 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until fully melted. (Or, in a double boiler, heat chocolate and coconut oil over water on medium high heat, stirring frequently until fully melted.) Set aside to cool.

Graham Cracker Crust

  • Several graham crackers

Place crackers in a bag and seal. Smash with a mug or rolling pin (anything heavy) until you reach desired crumb consistency. Pour onto a plate.

To assemble:

Peel paper cups off of popsicles and discard. Dip into room temperature chocolate sauce, smoothing into an even layer with a knife if needed. Roll in graham cracker crumbs and set onto a plate or tray. Enjoy immediately or place into freezer for later.

99 Comments on S’mores Popsicles

  1. Mami2jcn
    August 8, 2011 at 11:51 am (7 years ago)

    A restaurant gift card would be neat!

    • Stephanie
      August 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm (7 years ago)

      @Mami2jcn – that’s a great idea!

  2. Laura L.
    August 8, 2011 at 11:57 am (7 years ago)

    I am really excited about this week’s ice cream giveaway. If I could make up my own two dream giveaways they would be a soda stream soda maker and a baby food maker like a baby chef (they’re probably not very popular choices – but there you go!)

    • Stephanie
      August 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm (7 years ago)

      @Laura L. – those are 2 handy small kitchen appliances. Thanks for the feedback!

  3. Kristina
    August 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm (7 years ago)

    The smores popsicles look scrumptious. I would love to win either a pasta machine or a food processor.

    • Stephanie
      August 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm (7 years ago)

      @Kristina – thanks for the ideas!

  4. Christine @ Nourish the Budding Lotus
    August 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm (7 years ago)

    Love the new recipe…and wish I was your neighbor so that I could take advantage of your neglected freezer items! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have been wanting an ice cream maker for years!

  5. Kelly
    August 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm (7 years ago)

    As usual, I only have one word for these: YUM!

  6. Becky
    August 8, 2011 at 2:07 pm (7 years ago)

    I would like to win the ice cream maker. Mime broke a couple of months ago, and we miss our home made ice cream, and it has been so hot.

  7. Becky
    August 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm (7 years ago)

    I would like to win the ice cream maker. Mime broke a couple of months ago, and we miss our home made ice cream.

  8. Becky
    August 8, 2011 at 2:09 pm (7 years ago)

    I would like to win the ice cream maker. we miss home made ice cream.

  9. Ker
    August 8, 2011 at 2:09 pm (7 years ago)

    Oooh, these look SO good!!

  10. Autumn D.
    August 8, 2011 at 2:11 pm (7 years ago)

    Yay, ice cream!

    Two things that are on my mind to buy recently are a pasta maker (got my eye on the kitchenaid pasta attachment) and a really pretty set of plates. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Kelle
    August 8, 2011 at 4:20 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love to win a food dehydrator… or a new food processor!

  12. Meesh
    August 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm (7 years ago)

    I could make 52 ice creams!

  13. Beverly Lane
    August 8, 2011 at 5:27 pm (7 years ago)

    Sure would love to win this ice cream maker being I’m an ice creamatic. Love,Love, Ice Cream, now all I need is the maker for it……..

  14. Rob
    August 8, 2011 at 6:02 pm (7 years ago)

    A new food processor in the next few weeks!

  15. Sandy rodriguez
    August 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm (7 years ago)

    Sounds so yummy………..

  16. girlfriday
    August 8, 2011 at 9:45 pm (7 years ago)

    If I were to win something, I would wish for an ice cream maker, a food processor, or a waffle iron. Furnishing my first apartment is tough! Awesome giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Katie
    August 9, 2011 at 5:26 am (7 years ago)

    What a fantastic sounding treat! I definitely craved your marshmallow ice cream when you posted it earlier, and this sounds like a delightful use for it. The paper cups are a great idea!

  18. Zhaleh
    August 9, 2011 at 6:45 am (7 years ago)

    Yum! I love s’mores and this is a much more agreeable way to enjoy them in the summer!

  19. Kara M.
    August 9, 2011 at 10:29 am (7 years ago)

    I’d love to win an an apple/peeler/corer/slicer or a bread machine!

  20. Steph@stephsbitebybite
    August 9, 2011 at 11:14 am (7 years ago)

    This is such an awesome recipe!! Marshmallow ice cream! I’m obsessed!

  21. Christine
    August 9, 2011 at 11:23 am (7 years ago)

    Great idea! Looks wonderful! I’d like one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Magic of Spice
    August 9, 2011 at 11:40 am (7 years ago)

    Smores popsicles sound so delicious…the ice cream alone is wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. fivefinickyeaters
    August 9, 2011 at 12:04 pm (7 years ago)

    duh! When I was young before we had pop molds everyone used little dixie cups and I totally forgot about this great use. Thanks for helping to dredge up that old trick! I do believe we now have an activity for today…just need to run to the store for a few items. Do you think marshmallow cream will work?

  24. RavieNomNoms
    August 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm (7 years ago)

    How much fun are these?!?! So cute

  25. Beverly
    August 9, 2011 at 3:34 pm (7 years ago)

    I would like to see some Orgreenics cookware set and a waffle maker as prizes to win……

  26. Beverly
    August 9, 2011 at 3:36 pm (7 years ago)

    I would like to see some Orgreenics cookware set to win..

  27. Kay S
    August 9, 2011 at 4:59 pm (7 years ago)

    Sounds like a fun recipe for the kids!

  28. Tiffany
    August 9, 2011 at 5:50 pm (7 years ago)

    How cool! I want to make these for my nephews!

  29. Alicia
    August 9, 2011 at 8:22 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love to win this, homemade ice cream is the best! I think a cool giveaway would be a pizza stone because I LOVE making homemade breads ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Schmidty
    August 9, 2011 at 10:06 pm (7 years ago)

    How about a Santoku knife. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Bonnie
    August 9, 2011 at 11:30 pm (7 years ago)

    some interesting Popsicle molds would be cool as a giveaway perhaps along with one of the several popsicle cookbooks out there, then there is always a food processor, as mine is on its last legs! ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Julien
    August 9, 2011 at 11:37 pm (7 years ago)

    I think that, if I make these, I’ll try dipping them in chocolate and rolling them in graham cracker crumbs.

    Oh, and I’d love to win an ice cream maker!

  33. Julien
    August 9, 2011 at 11:38 pm (7 years ago)

    I mean, that is what you did, but for some reason my mind blanked when I pictured dipping them into a massive vat of chocolate. Willy Wonka dreams!

  34. Maura
    August 10, 2011 at 4:28 am (7 years ago)

    I have been wanting an ice cream maker forever but have yet to take the plunge and get one!!!!

  35. Timeeka
    August 10, 2011 at 5:05 am (7 years ago)

    I’ve been looking to try out a good marshmallow ice cream recipe. This sounds great.

  36. Disposable Paper Cups
    August 10, 2011 at 5:18 am (7 years ago)

    This is really useful tips for Popsicles Icre cream. Thanks for sharing this article.

  37. Evan Thomas
    August 10, 2011 at 6:15 am (7 years ago)

    I love the graham cracker crust! Perfect touch.

  38. Danielle
    August 10, 2011 at 6:21 am (7 years ago)

    These look amazing and I would love to win an ice cream maker! My ice cream maker was my mom’s engagement gift in 1980!!!! I could use an upgrade ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Pamela
    August 10, 2011 at 6:51 am (7 years ago)

    I would love to see more giveaways like this – where you give useful kitchen tools that some of us might lust for, but haven’t got yet!

  40. Jenny
    August 10, 2011 at 7:25 am (7 years ago)

    Homemade icecream is the best! What a great give away with a great recipe. I love the idea of playing with different icecream popcicles and coatings – you’ve inspired me. I would love to win a beautiful colorful set of mixing bowls or some new hand towels. It seems too much of a luxury to replace something you already own, just because the new ones are “pretty”. Congrats on your foodgawker post!

  41. Never Dessert You
    August 10, 2011 at 7:40 am (7 years ago)

    Homemade Icecream is the way to go.

  42. Andrea
    August 10, 2011 at 7:58 am (7 years ago)

    I’ve been wishing for an ice cream maker! If I could win two other things I would want to win either a donut pan or a mandoline! ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Brandee H.
    August 10, 2011 at 8:16 am (7 years ago)

    I would love to win this. Next two ideas could be a pasta machine or Pretty Mixing Bowls.

  44. K
    August 10, 2011 at 8:32 am (7 years ago)

    I would suggest some type of bakeware or that cute little cake pop machine.

  45. Kristina
    August 10, 2011 at 8:48 am (7 years ago)

    A pizza peel or a drawer storage device would be fabulous!

  46. Jen
    August 10, 2011 at 9:10 am (7 years ago)

    i would love cute bakeware or decorative bowls!

  47. Linda
    August 10, 2011 at 9:36 am (7 years ago)

    I’d make vanilla ice cream…yum!!

  48. Foodness Gracious
    August 10, 2011 at 9:41 am (7 years ago)

    S’mores rocks and I’d love to win that IC maker!!

  49. Barefeet In The Kitchen
    August 10, 2011 at 9:45 am (7 years ago)

    Dishes, kitchen tools or gadgets are always great giveaways. Me? I need a great microplane! (and an ice cream maker, now that would be awesome!)

  50. linda edwards
    August 10, 2011 at 9:48 am (7 years ago)

    would love to win some decorative bowls

  51. Cindy B.
    August 10, 2011 at 10:00 am (7 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing the S’more pop recipe. Two items I would love to win would be a food processor and a slow cooker.

  52. Karen Llanes
    August 10, 2011 at 10:08 am (7 years ago)

    I’ve been in a baking, cooking frenzy the last few days to fill my time. These look absolutely amazing. Found your site through Foodgawker and I’m out to find a Popsicle mold to make them!

  53. brighteyedbaker
    August 10, 2011 at 10:13 am (7 years ago)

    I’d like to win…

    A Popsicle maker with a recipe book or some baker’s decorating tools.

    And an ice-cream maker!

  54. Valerie
    August 10, 2011 at 10:34 am (7 years ago)

    Num! These look so tasty!

  55. Janna M
    August 10, 2011 at 10:40 am (7 years ago)

    I would like to suggest the following for your next giveaways:
    A compost crock or an adjustable rolling pin

  56. Angie
    August 10, 2011 at 11:22 am (7 years ago)

    Kitchen-Aid Mixer or a Bread maker!

  57. Sara Moore
    August 10, 2011 at 11:33 am (7 years ago)

    mmm…those look delish! Pasta maker would be a great prize. Bread maker would be fabulous too!

  58. The Slow Roasted Italian
    August 10, 2011 at 12:04 pm (7 years ago)

    I love the idea of an ice cream maker. What else I would like to win? A Vitamix or Blendtec would be nice. ; )

  59. Melissa
    August 10, 2011 at 12:05 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love an ice cream maker!!

  60. Meghan
    August 10, 2011 at 12:27 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love an ice cream maker(although my figure probably won’t)!! A new food processor would be nice too as mine is scary old.

  61. Andrea
    August 10, 2011 at 1:03 pm (7 years ago)

    Wow! Looks so delicious! I love making my own chocolate shell. ๐Ÿ™‚ So delicious and so much better for you than the storebought version. I love putting mine on frozen banana ice cream. Nummy.

    Though I do my best to eat only healthy, if one of these was in front of me, I would EAT IT. Oh my goodness, it looks like it tastes like heaven.

  62. Ann
    August 10, 2011 at 2:19 pm (7 years ago)

    This Is SO cool!

  63. crystal
    August 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm (7 years ago)

    ok so is there a way ti make the choclet suce with out cocnut oil im an realy alergic to it and i want to have this

    • Stephanie
      August 10, 2011 at 3:25 pm (7 years ago)

      @Crystal – I’ve seen other recipes use butter or shortening (look for Spectrum or another non-hydrogenated kind). I haven’t tried either of those instead of coconut oil, but it’s certainly worth a try. Let me know how it works for you.

  64. Caitlyn Appel
    August 10, 2011 at 3:21 pm (7 years ago)

    An immersion blender or a food processor would be great. A Baby Cakes cake pop maker would also be awesome. Have you played with one yet? They are FABULOUS! ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. Stacey
    August 10, 2011 at 3:23 pm (7 years ago)

    Oh goodness, there are so many wonderful things that could be for a giveaway. Maybe since it is almost harvest time in the garden, something like a dehydrator to preserve some of the crop coming in would make a good giveaway.

  66. Christina
    August 10, 2011 at 3:40 pm (7 years ago)

    I would LOVE a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, or a Food Saver System. =o)

  67. Judy R
    August 10, 2011 at 4:12 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love a new kitchenaid mixer or an ice cream maker

  68. Nick
    August 10, 2011 at 4:16 pm (7 years ago)

    yummm….ice cream and an ice cream maker–woohoo!

  69. Alisa
    August 10, 2011 at 4:28 pm (7 years ago)

    A KitchenAid or food processor and a zester or other fun tool would be fantastic giveaways. Thanks for this!

  70. Heidie G.
    August 10, 2011 at 4:31 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love to have a pizza stone. Yea. That would excellent!

  71. brandi
    August 10, 2011 at 5:53 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love to win an ice cream maker. then i could make this yummy Marshmallow ice cream mmmhhh!!!

  72. Candace
    August 10, 2011 at 6:30 pm (7 years ago)

    I would LOVE to win this ice cream maker, but a good quality juicer would be wonderful as well. I would also like to win a nice jumbo muffin pan!

  73. Shanna Wood
    August 10, 2011 at 6:55 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love to win a nice food processor or some Popsicle molds! Or maybe something like a cupcake set with decorations and whatnot. This is a great giveaway!

  74. andilu emens
    August 10, 2011 at 6:57 pm (7 years ago)

    what a fun recipe!
    my votes for the next 2 weeks are either a sodastream or vitamix ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. Stacey McCann
    August 10, 2011 at 7:50 pm (7 years ago)

    Any appliance for the kitchen I would love to win!!! We are a young couple just starting out and we love to bake and cook lots of different things. I love baking and making things that are really creative!!!!!!!

  76. Casey
    August 11, 2011 at 1:08 pm (7 years ago)

    Yum!!! Those popsicles are right up my alley!!! Sounds and looks deee-lish!

  77. Samantha
    August 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm (7 years ago)

    These ice cream pops look amazing! Thanks for sharing

  78. Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats
    August 11, 2011 at 4:53 pm (7 years ago)

    I was just telling my Dad to get me an ice cream maker for Christmas. But if I win, I won’t have to wait until then! ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. Stacey
    August 11, 2011 at 5:30 pm (7 years ago)

    I do a lot of fondant work, so any type of press (like the largest of the pasta rollers) or related tools would be awesome!

  80. Anu Bommakanti
    August 11, 2011 at 6:42 pm (7 years ago)

    I’ve been wanting an ice cream maker for soo long! yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

  81. rachel h.
    August 11, 2011 at 7:31 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love to win… anything. But I have been wanting to try making pasta, so maybe a pasta maker. I also love the immersion blender I got in June. I use it all the time, so that would be a good giveaway too.

  82. jamie lynn
    August 11, 2011 at 9:49 pm (7 years ago)

    A pasta maker sounds like a pretty popular item on everyones mind to win. I keep seeing recipes for papardelle which I would love, love love to make at home. Great Blog as always!

  83. Donna B.
    August 12, 2011 at 5:17 am (7 years ago)

    An electric grain mill, or a Kitchenaid stand mixer. Or, 2 more ice cream makers would be cool too (pun intended!)

  84. OTA Mom
    August 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm (7 years ago)

    How about a broiler oven–or maybe a Babycakes cupcake maker? ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. Angie
    August 15, 2011 at 7:34 am (7 years ago)

    COngrats Donna B!

  86. Naoemi
    August 22, 2011 at 11:43 pm (7 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing the Sโ€™mores Popsicles recipe.

    I wish I win the ice cream maker.
    Naoemi recently posted Pizza menu coupons

  87. Paisley @ Baby Got Stuff
    August 12, 2014 at 11:36 am (4 years ago)

    Looks like I’m too late for the ice cream maker, but I sure am glad to have stumbled across this S’mores Popsicles recipe!

    This is really something different. I had never heard of it before. I’m going to try this out next weekend. My kids are going to love this!

    • Stephanie Saunders
      August 12, 2014 at 9:51 pm (4 years ago)

      Hope you and your kids enjoy the pops, Paisley!

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