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Marshmallow ice cream

This toasted marshmallow ice cream is jam packed with marshmallow flavor. With a delicious toasted flavor it'll remind you of your favorite campfire cookouts.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Plus chilling and freezing time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Austalian
Keyword: burn marshmallow ice cream, marshmallow ice cream, toasted marshmallow ice cream


  • ice cream churner
  • Immersion or stick blender


  • 1 cup (250mls) full cream milk
  • 2 teaspoons tapioca starch
  • 2 cups (500mls) thickened cream
  • ½ cup (110gms) white sugar
  • 1 large packet (10oz/ 300gms) marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon (10gms) glucose syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence


  • Put the tapioca starch into a small bowl.
  • Measure the milk. Add two tablespoons of the milk to the tapioca starch and mix to form a slurry.
  • Add the rest of the milk, cream and sugar to a pot on the stove. Heat on low, stirring until the sugar and syrup is dissolved.
  • Add the tapioca starch and mix well. Turn off heat and allow to cool.
  • Put your grill onto medium high. Spread the marshmallows out on a baking tray, with the long side facing cup.
  • Toast the marshmallows until they are golden brown. You may need to turn them half way through to get an even toasting.
  • NB: You MUST watch them very carefully. Do not walk away. They can burn very quickly and at worst could catch fire.
  • Flip the marshmallows over the toast on the other side, taking care not to get hot sticky marshmallow on yourself.
  • Remove from the heat. Add the ice cream mix and toasted marshmallows to a large deep heat proof bowl you can use an immersion blender in.
  • Blend in the marshmallows until the mix is nice and smooth. Strain and transfer to a heat proof container. Chill for four hours in the fridge.
  • Put your storage container in the freezer to chill.
  • If you are using a self refrigerating ice cream churner turn it on about ten minutes before churning, other wise take your churning bowl out of the freezer right before using.
  • The ice cream mix will set very thick due to the gelatin in the marshmallows. Use an immersion blender to make it liquid again.
  • Pour the mix into the ice cream churner and churn the ice cream. It will be the consistency of soft serve when done.
  • Transfer to your chilled storage container and freeze for four hours or until firm.
  • To serve remove from the freezer, scoop and enjoy!


NB: This ice cream has a strong marshmallow flavor.  If you prefer a milder marshmallow flavor you can reduce the amount of marshmallows by half.  
You MUST watch the marshmallows carefully while toasting them.  They can burn quickly and easily.