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Fudge Topped Marshmallow Ice Cream: Marshmallows along with heavy cream and half and half made for a super creamy frozen treat. Homemade Fudge Sauce didn’t hurt, either!

Fudge Topped Marshmallow Ice Cream in a white dessert bowl

Fudge Topped Marshmallow Ice Cream

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.

Marshmallow Ice Cream in sugar cones

Marshmallow Ice Cream Extravaganza

Miss Katie was happy with a big bowl after dinner. When we visited Victoria, British Columbia, a number of years ago, we both fell hard for a vanilla ice cream that tasted like marshmallows. Mind you, I’m not a huge fan of marshmallows, but this ice cream was memorable.

I kept asking for more tastes from her bowl—I should have gotten my own! The whole family loved this homemade marshmallow ice cream! 

 Overhead view of Fudge Topped Marshmallow Ice Cream Sunday with a pitcher of fudge sauce

Decadent Hot Fudge Sauce

In this household, ice cream toppings are de rigueur. Last week it was homemade caramel sauce,  and before that, Cheesecake Ice Cream with fresh Strawberry Sauce. 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!

PRO-Tip: Did you know that coffee or espresso can enhance the chocolate flavor in desserts? I like using instant coffee or espresso powder, but you can also add cold coffee in place of any water called for in a chocolate dessert recipe!

Fudge Topped Marshmallow Ice Cream

Marshmallow Ice Cream

Ultra creamy marshmallow ice cream topped with fudge sauce!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 8 servings


For ice cream:

  • 2 cups half and half
  • 10 ounces marshmallows
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 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.


Total time does not include freezing time.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g


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Skinny Tip

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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!

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54 comments on “Fudge Topped Marshmallow Ice Cream”

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

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