Fudge Topped Marshmallow Ice Cream #IceCreamTuesday #SkinnyTip

Fudge Topped Marshmallow Ice Cream

Fudge Topped Marshmallow Ice CreamMarshmallow Madness

I’m joining some blogger friends in a marshmallow ice cream extravaganza. We were challenged by Jenni, of Pastry Chef Online, and Kirsten, of Comfortably Domestic, to churn up some frozen treats featuring marshmallows. I took the easy route when I made this Fudge Topped Marshmallow Ice Cream. Melting a bag of marshmallows in half and half to add to the custard was a cinch…and certainly simpler than dealing with gelatin and egg whites to make marshmallows from scratch. And Miss Katie was happy with a big bowl after dinner. Contact Jenni through her blog if you’d like to join in on the fun.

Fudge Topped Marshmallow Ice CreamDecadent Hot Fudge Sauce

In this household, ice cream toppings are de rigueur. Last week it was homemade caramel sauce, and this week I paired this creamy marshmallow concoction with a rich and silky fudge sauce. The hubby took a spoon to it as soon as he spotted it in the refrigerator. Between the healthy dose of cocoa powder and the addition of instant coffee powder to intensify the chocolate flavor, this was truly a luscious combination. Whether you make the ice cream, the fudge sauce or both, your family will be delighted to kick off the summer on this delicious note!

Ice Cream Tuesday

Marshmallow Ice Cream #IceCreamTuesday


For ice cream

  • 2 cups half and half
  • 10 ounces marshmallows
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks, I used Safest Choice
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla

For Fudge Sauce

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon instant coffee, optional
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons rum


  1. In a large pot, melt marshmallows with half and half over medium heat, stirring frequently till smooth. Set aside to cool.
  2. Heat whipping cream in large pryex measuring cup till almost boiling. Whisk egg yolks and sugar together in large mixing bowl. Slowly drizzle a hot cream into yolk mixture, whisking constantly so egg yolks don't cook. Add vanilla.
  3. When marshmallow mixture is cooled, add to cream and egg mixture. Whisk to combine. Refrigerate overnight. Process in ice cream maker following manufacturer's directions.Freeze till if firms up to desired consistency.

To make Fudge Sauce:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In a sauce pan, combine butter and cream and heat until the butter has melted. Add dry ingredients to the cream mixture, constantly whisking. Boil, stirring constantly until thick and smooth, about 5 minutes. Add vanilla and rum. Cool and refrigerate unused portion.
  2. Can be reheated in a microwave, as needed.

Yield: 6-8 servings

    Total time:9 hours with overnight refrigeration


      Nutrition Facts
      Serving Size
      Amount Per Serving As Served
      Calories 5945kcal Calories from fat 3480
      % Daily Value
      Total Fat 387g 595%
      Saturated Fat 238g 1190%
      Transfat 4g
      Cholesterol 1823mg 608%
      Sodium 993mg 41%
      Carbohydrate 591g 197%
      Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
      Sugars 505g
      Protein 47g

      Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

      Calories 2000
      Total Fat Less than 65g
      Sat Fat Less than 25g
      Cholesterol Less than 300mg
      Sodium Less than 2,400mg
      Total Carbohydrate 300g
      Dietary Fiber 25g
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      Marshmallow Delights From My Friends:

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    1. Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream with Key Lime Mallow Swirl from Jenni of Pastry Chef Online
    2. Frozen Coconut S’mores Bars from Karyn of Pint Sized Baker
    3. Strawberry Ice Cream with Marshmallow Swirl and Toasted Walnuts from Dionne of  Try Anything Once Culinary
    4. Fudge Topped Marshmallow Ice Cream from Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake
    5. Kahlua Marshmallows and Marshmallow Sauce from Betsy of  Desserts Required
    6. No-Churn Amaretto Ice Cream with Almond Marshmallows from Stacy of Food Lust People Love
    7. Traverse City Cherry Cordial Frozen Yogurt from Kirsten of Comfortably Domestic
    8. Strawberry Marshmallow Ice Cream from Donna of Cookistry
    9. Horchata Ice Cream with Mocha Mallow Swirl from Allison of Decadent Philistines Save the World
    10. Blackberry Cheesecake Swirl Ice Cream from Jeanne of Inside Nana’Bread’s Head
    11. Princess Badass Ice Cream from Sophia of NY Foodgasm
    12. Skinny Tip

      I’m starting a new series of Skinny Tips. How I keep slim is one of my most frequent inquiries. I’ll feature tips on some of my upcoming blog posts.

      Tip #5: Don’t deprive yourself. Denying yourself leads to overeating. I eat a cookie after dinner most nights. Just don’t eat the whole batch!


      1. This is fabulous, Liz. No shortcut at all. Very grateful to have a marshmallow ice cream recipe =)

      2. It’s summer here and I welcome any delicious ice cream recipe such as this one! The fudge on top just killed me!

      3. I’ve never felt tempted to have a sundae for breakfast, Liz, but that’s what you’ve done to me this morning! Beautiful!

      4. I LOVE making my own ice cream…and marshmallow ice cream? GENIUS! Especially with fudge sauce. Sounds amazing lovely lady! Pinned! 🙂

      5. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

        Oooh, this looks good:@)

      6. We still have pretty hot weather, so I wouldn’t refuse such ice cream! Love both ice cream and that tempting fudge sauce.. 🙂

      7. Liz, another gorgeous recipe… love it!

      8. Skinny tips, Liz?? I’d love to learn from you too! Gosh, how can you stay so slim with all that baking?

      9. I’m not usually a marshmallow fan but this ice cream just might make me change my mind!

      10. Look at you putting mallows into the very fabric of your ice cream! I love it, and I’ll take a pint of that fudge sauce please. Wait, make that a quart! So glad you’re a part of Mallow Madness this week!

      11. I would gladly have a large bowl of this with extra fudge sauce 🙂

      12. Oh goodness…my two ULTIMATE weaknesses! marshmallows and ice cream?! Im doomed!

      13. Hey, I like your “shortcut”. Such a perfect dessert for the summer!

      14. Aint nothing better than hot fudge on ice cream! Love the recipe and the concept!

      15. It is finally spring/summer in Canada. So I can enjoy ice-cream much more specially with fudge on the top. DELICIOUS.

      16. Liz, you’re driving me insane here–marshmallow ice cream, get in mah belly!!!! Thank you very much. This looks delectable, I’m so stoked to give it a shot!

      17. Simple combinations are always my favorite foods. Your marshmallow ice cream with mocha rum fudge sauce helps prove my point. I love everything about this!

      18. Well I just happen to have a bag of mini marshmallows left at home. I am so making the ice cream. The sauce looks amazing too.

      19. I think your “shortcut” is a genius idea Liz – definitely nothing wrong with that 🙂 Love this ice cream too – it looks incredible!

      20. Lady Lilith says:

        Looks amazing. I am sure my girls would love to have some. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

      21. I could go for a huge bowl of this!

      22. This looks too good to be true! Brilliant recipe Liz.

      23. What a clever idea to melt the marshmallows in cream and add it to the ice cream custard. Sounds delicious to me!

      24. I’ve been in an ice cream making mood lately and this is one I want to try. Looking forward to your Skinny Tips!

      25. With a healthy dose of cocoa powder in your recipe, I know that I am in for a delicious Fudge Topping. The Marshmallow Ice Cream looks divine, too!!!

      26. oh wow, i would love marshmallow ice cream. i HAVE to try this!

      27. What luscious ice cream and that fudge topping is a must!

      28. mmmmm this ice cream looks amazing-and I love that you melted marshmallows with half and half! so smart!

      29. Melted marshmallows sound like a wonderful addition to ice cream, Liz. And that hot fudge sauce! What a bowl of awesomeness!

      30. Anything that has marshmallows in it makes me all happy… but marshmallow ice cream!?? This is like a dream come true! 😀

      31. I am so excited to get my ice cream maker out now. I have a whole list of flavors I want to make this summer and the list just keeps getting bigger.

      32. marshmallow ice cream. now that sounds out of this world. i can’t imagine anything better

      33. I love a marshmallow frosting so I can only imagine how tasty this ice cream would be. Beautifully done too. Another great tip.

      34. Hotly Spiced says:

        I do love the sound of your marshmallow ice cream! I’ve made marshmallow from scratch and it’s a very messy and sticky business so I think your decision to use ready-made was a good one. And Bill eats again! xx

      35. Time I made some ice cream too…Yours looks definitely fantastic, Liz!

        ela h.

      36. Lizzy this sounds amazing I love the idea of a marshmallows Ice cream!

      37. You already had my attention at fudge and marshmallow and then put them together with ice cream and I am in heaven. I am sorry that cold weather has descended upon us because ice cream doesn’t seem such a treat while on my daily walks any more. That doesn’t stop me though.

      38. It’s delicious and decadent!

      39. A marshmallow ice cream extravaganza?! Love this!!! I must try this ice cream as my daughters love marshmallows AND what a fabulous way to use the Safe eggs!!! love this!

      40. Mmmmmm…marshmallow ice cream. So good and so fluffy (“it’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!”)!
        The combination of the instant coffee in the fudge sauce is lovely – makes it so rich without being overly “coffee-fied.” I can only imagine how “lick straight from the spoon” worthy this whole thing is! Yum yum YUM!

      41. This sounds fantastic! I’m so ready to make some homemade Ice cream!!

      42. I want to pick up that fudge sauce and take a swig. YUM! I would love to enjoy a bowl of this ice cream and kick back at the end of the day. Thank you for making this for us and for your skinny tip! YAY! I’d better go have my cookie. 🙂

      43. steph@stephsbitebybite says:

        I don’t even need ice cream…just spoonfuls of this hot fudge and I’m all set!

      44. Looks delicious! Never thought about adding instant coffee to the recipe. Chocolate fudge on ice cream is one of my favorites! 🙂 I could eat a big bowl of your ice cream and fudge right now! Wish I lived near you 🙂

        I had posted a Hot Fudge recipe a few months ago but it is a lot different than your recipe!

      45. I didn’t think ice cream could be any more indulgent, but obviously I was wrong – yum!!!

        Choc Chip Uru

      46. If every Tuesday is going to be ice cream Tuesday (and I hope that it is!) it’s going to be the most delicious day of the week! Your ice cream looks amazing, Liz – so creamy and rich. I love that you melted the marshmallows right into the cream. Brilliant move! And that chocolate sauce looks good enough to drink. TGIF, my friend!

      47. You have no idea how excited I am that you made marshmallow ice cream, Liz! The best milkshake that I’ve ever had in my life was a toasted marshmallow flavor. I plan to recreate it for my boys with your ice cream. Happy days!

      48. Ohhhh, that marshmallow and fudge… *swoon* I’m feeling a little dizzy… maybe I’d better sit down and have some ice cream 🙂

      49. Oh goodie, so happy I made it to the site and see the ice cream in the cones photo as well. I don’t know why but ice cream gives me such joy. When I make it and when others do too. Great looks scoops, Liz.

      50. Marshmallow ice cream very interesting indeed! That’s going on my list of new summer ice creams! Of course I will also need your wonderful chocolate sauce and maybe a graham cracker as well for complete the smores. 🙂

      51. Lizzy,
        My sister-in-law would swoon over a bowl of this ice cream. She loves marshmallows and ice cream and I’m sure she’s never had them combined.

      52. Diane Zwang says:

        We loved this ice cream and fudge sauce. My husband thought they were gourmet sundaes we had.


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