Bourbon Whiskey S’mores Ice Cream Bites
So with the S’mores craze going on I am always looking for more ways to put a spin on America’s favorite desserts and of course by boozing it up. For how else would it make it into the Exotic Bites and Cocktails hall of fame recipes lol. This recipe is pretty simple and takes no time to make. I basically made an ice cream S’mores within a cupcake pan. Yes it was that simple. So here’s how it all went down.
Behind the scenes:
Recipe yields roughly 1 dozen bites
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 stick of butter (melted)
- 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups chocolate chip morsels (I used regular and mini ones)
- 12 scoops of ice cream of your liking (I used double vanilla)
- 1 oz of Bourbon Whiskey
- 1 cup of marshmallows
- 1 tsp of coffee grounds
Preheat oven to 350˚
To make the Ganache topping:
I placed 1 cup of chocolate chip morsels, 1 tsp of coffee grounds, 1 oz of bourbon whiskey in a stainless steel bowl over a medium saucepan of boiling water you may also use a double boiler if you have one or the microwave. Let the morsels melt down a bit and remove bowl from saucepan and add 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream and stir. I then cover my Ganache with plastic wrap and let it cool at room temperature.
For the crust:
Mix 1/2 stick of melted butter with graham cracker crumbs. Place crumbs in lined cupcake pan by lightly packing down. Add as much crumbs as you like or however thick or thin you want the crust to be to your cupcake liners. I personally find more the graham cracker crust all the more the better.
Once cupcake liners have been filled with the graham cracker crumbs to your liking place in oven and let crust take form for about 3-5 minutes. Just enough for the crust and the butter to incorporate one another. Please note that if you leave the crust in the oven to long it becomes really hard once you freeze these bites. This is why it’s best just to heat the crust a tad bit.
Let crust cool.
For the filling:
Once crust has cooled mix 12 scoops of ice cream with 1 cup marshmallows and 1 cup of both mini and regular chocolate chip morsels into the ice cream (you can also buy S’mores ice cream to use instead of the vanilla). Place a scoop of the mixed ice cream into the cupcake liners and pack down. Top with cooled off Ganache and place in freezer for a few hours or until bites have hardened. Once bites have hardened to your liking please by all means indulge.
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