Sensations sound, well, sensational, but what are they really like? Here’s one perspective that might help make your decision a little easier.
August’s sensation of the month is S’mores! Marshmallow Creme Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes and Graham Cracker Crumbs or Bits.
What a flavor combo for evoking summer memories! It makes me wish I had an actual s’more for comparison, or maybe just a nice fire, a warm summer night, and stargazing while little embers float up into the sky. Maybe it’s my imagination, but the Marshmallow Creme ice cream almost seems to have the texture of a gooey toasted marshmallow. Rich and smooth, it’s the perfect base for this treat.
I’ve hailed chocolate flakes before as one of the best mix-ins. Not overwhelming and just the right amount of chocolate, they go with everything, but offer a particularly nice contrast here. I love the flaky, crispy texture. The waffle bowl offers just enough crispness to feel like a graham cracker crunch, while the graham cracker crumbs provide that distinctive taste that completes the sensation. Though anyone fresh from a campout could have suggested the combo, its simplicity doesn’t make it any less satisfying.
The marshmallow creme creates the super sweet foundation, the semi-sweet chocolate is the contrast in both taste and texture, while the waffle bowl and graham cracker crumbs provide the mildness needed to break up the intensity of the other flavors. It’s exactly why original s’mores are such a favorite.
This combo actually reminds me of chocolate chip cookie dough, but instead of cookie dough balls mixed in, the entire thing is like one giant cookie dough ball turned ice cream. Maybe it’s the sweetness of the marshmallow mixed with the cookie-ness of the graham cracker bits that gives it that cookie dough taste, maybe the chocolate flakes sprinkled through, but whatever it is, it’s delicious.
Bottom line: Classic S’more in ice cream form; also reminiscent of a giant ball of chocolate chip cookie dough turned ice cream. Sweet, smooth, almost gooey and just the right amount of chocolate.