Frozen S’mores are the perfect summer treat that ticks all the boxes. S’mores are a classic summer snack, and we all love ice cream on a hot summer day. With these frozen s’mores, you get everything you’d ever want in a summer snack, all rolled up into one delicious item!
There’s something about both s’mores and ice cream that just screams “summer”. After all, who hasn’t roasted marshmallows over a campfire for s’mores or even just made them in the microwave? Of course, we all love ice cream during the hot summer months, as well, especially ice cream sandwiches. These frozen s’mores combine both for the ultimate summer dessert that no one will be able to say no to.
If you’ve been reading our blog for any length of time, you know that we love our sweets. Oh, we do a lot of savory dishes to be sure, but sweets have a special place in our hearts. With summer in full swing, we decided to share one of our favorite warm-weather treats with all of you – frozen s’mores!
Frozen s’mores have everything we love about summer treats all in one package. A layer of cream cheese, marshmallow cream, and whipped topping and a layer of chocolate pudding are sandwiched between two graham crackers and then frozen for a delicious take on both the ice cream sandwich and s’mores. They’re an absolutely delicious treat that’s so refreshing on a hot summer day.
It only takes a few ingredients to make this delicious frozen treat. With only six ingredients, you’ll be able to make these frozen s’mores, and the best part is that you already have some or all of these ingredients in your kitchen! Here’s what you’ll need.
- Instant chocolate pudding
- Cold milk
- Graham crackers
- marshmallow cream
- Cream cheese
- Whipped topping
That’s all there is to it! If you do any amount of baking, you’ll likely have most if not all of these ingredients in your kitchen, which makes this simple recipe even easier!
Making Frozen S’mores
Making these frozen s’mores is just as simple as the ingredient list. There is absolutely no cooking involved. You’ll simply be mixing ingredients, layering them, and then freezing the entire thing. It’s one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever try.
You’ll find the complete recipe along with amounts in the recipe card below, but take a look at this general recipe outline here, and you’ll see just how incredibly easy this recipe is.
- Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper.
- Whisk milk and chocolate pudding together until fully combined and pour into the pan, spreading evenly.
- Beat marshmalow cream and cream cheese until smooth and gently fold in the whipped topping.
- Spread over chocolate pudding layer.
- Cover with foil and freeze until firm enough to cut.
- Remove s’mores mix from pan and slice into 15 squares.
- Place square over half a graham cracker and then top with the other half.
- Place in the freezer until ready to serve.
That’s all there is to it! The entire recipe only takes about a half-hour (outside of the freezing). That means you’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time flat. It’s the perfect recipe for entertaining because you can serve up something delicious and refreshing and still have plenty of time to hang out with friends and family.
This is an incredibly simple recipe. There’s not much to do, and it requires no cooking at all. That being said, as with many simple things, there are some things to keep in mind so that you create the best possible frozen s’mores you can. These easy tips will make sure every single part of this recipe comes out perfectly.
Thoroughly Soften the Cream Cheese
It’s important to allow your cream cheese to thoroughly soften whenever you’re creaming it with anything. If your cream cheese isn’t completely softened, you’ll end up with a finished product that’s lumpy with little pieces of cream cheese in it.
Let the Layers Chill
We’ve made this recipe a million times, so we know exactly how to layer the pudding and cream cheese layers without mixing them together. However, if you’ve never made this recipe before, you can make things easier on yourself by allowing your pudding layer to firm up in the refrigerator before making and adding the cream cheese layer.
It’s important to place your frozen s’mores in the freezer as soon as you’ve added the middle layers to the graham crackers. If you take too long, the pudding will begin to thaw and make your graham crackers soggy. So the rule of thumb here is to work quickly. Don’t get stressed over it, but don’t dawdle, either.
Always Let Your Crackers Be Your Guide
To achieve the perfect fit between your layers and your graham crackers, place a graham cracker on top of your layers before cutting. Use the graham cracker as a guide to cut out the perfect size for your frozen s’mores.
Serving Frozen S’mores
To serve, simply remove a frozen s’more sandwich from the freezer and place it on a plate. That’s all you need to do. These little squares have all the delicious flavors of s’mores, so there’s no need to add anything to them. Serve them as-is, and everyone will be begging for more.
These treats are perfect for summertime bashes, backyard barbecues, game days, or even simply weeknight desserts. They’re so delicious and so easy, there’s never a bad time to serve them up!
Storing Frozen S’mores
Storing these frozen s’mores is as easy as making them. They need to stay frozen, so all you have to do is simply keep them in the freezer. These treats will keep well in the freezer in an air-tight container or heavy-duty freezer bag for up to a month. You never have to defrost them, so all you have to do is take a frozen sandwich out of the freezer and serve.
Before you dive into making these frozen s’mores, take a moment to read over this FAQ. It answers all the common questions you might have before or after making this dish, and it’ll help you stop any mishaps before they ever happen.
My is my cream cheese layer lumpy?
You didn’t allow your cream cheese to fully soften. Cream cheese that hasn’t softened completely won’t combine as well, leaving you with little lumps of plain cream cheese in your mix.
Do I have to use instant pudding?
Not at all, but the entire recipe will take much longer. Some people really love the flavor of cook and serve pudding. If that’s you, feel free to use that variety. Just be aware that you’ll have to add extra time for both cooking the pudding and allowing it to cool before the next layer is added.
I keep mixing the layers together. Help!
You can make things easier on yourself by allowing your pudding to chill completely before adding the cream cheese layer. You can even put the pudding in the freezer before adding the second layer if you’re really having a hard time with it.
Why are my graham crackers soggy?
You probably waited too long to put your frozen s’mores back in the freezer. If you don’t freeze your s’mores immediately, the pudding and cream cheese layers will start to melt and make your graham crackers soggy.
Frozen S’mores Make the Perfect Summer Treat
These frozen s’mores combine the best of two of the things we love most during the summer – s’mores and ice cream sandwiches – into one ultimate summer treat that everyone loves. They’re absolutely delicious, and they take next to no time to make. There’s no baking whatsoever, which makes things even easier.
Give these frozen s’mores a try, and we’re sure that you’ll find yourself making them again and again!
These Frozen S'mores combine the flavors of s'mores and the fun of ice cream sandwiches into one super treat that everyone will love.
- 1 small box (3.4 oz.) instant chocolate pudding
- 2 cups cold milk
- 15 graham crackers
- 7 ounce marshmallow creme
- 4 ounce cream cheese softened
- 8 ounce whipped topping – thawed
Prepare by lining a 9×13 pan with parchment paper.
In a medium size mixing bowl whisk milk and pudding mix until smooth and fully combined. Pour pudding mixture into 9×13 pan and spread evenly.
In a medium bowl, beat marshmallow cream and cream cheese until smooth. Gently fold the whipped topping into the marshmallow mixture.
Spread marshmallow layer over chocolate pudding layer. Cover with foil
Freeze for about 6 hours, until firm enough to cut through the layers.
Remove smores mix from the pan using the parchment paper.
Break graham crackers in half. Slice smores layers into 15 squares so they are the same size as the graham crackers. I found it easiest to lay the graham crackers on top of the frozen layers and cut using the cracker as a guide for the size.
These are best stored in the freezer. Enjoy!