No need for a campfire! These creamy Frozen S’mores are the perfect summer treat that tastes just like the real thing…only better!
S’mores are classic camping and summertime snacks, but on a hot summer day in Texas, the last thing I want to do is sit in front of a fire!
If you’re looking for a way to cool off on a hot summer day, these Frozen S’mores are the perfect way to enjoy all the flavors of s’mores treats without the need for a campfire!
How does this even work, you might be wondering?
First we started with a layer of rich chocolate pudding. Then we topped it with an extra creamy marshmallow layer, which is actually a decadent blend of marshmallow creme, cream cheese, and whipped topping. Yep, it’s as amazing as it sounds!
Finally, we sandwiched all that creamy chocolatey goodness between two crunchy graham crackers, just like the real thing. And froze it!
What You Need to Make Frozen S’mores
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- Instant chocolate pudding mix — 3.9oz size box
- Milk — You can use any type of milk, as long as it’s cold
- Graham crackers — broken in half into squares
- Marshmallow creme — the small 7oz jar will be perfect
- Cream cheese — softened
- Whipped topping — such as Cool Whip, thawed so it’s easier to work with
Kitchen Supplies Used
How to Make Frozen S’mores
First, line a 9×13 baking pan or casserole dish with parchment paper.
Whisk together milk and chocolate pudding mix in a medium mixing bowl, until smooth. Pour the pudding mixture into your prepared pan and spread so that the bottom is evenly coated.
In a separate mixing bowl (or bowl of a stand mixer), beat marshmallow cream and cream cheese until smooth, then fold in the whipped topping.
Carefully spread this marshmallow layer on top of your chocolate pudding layer.
Cover and freeze for about 6 hours, or overnight. You want it to be firm enough so that you can cut through all the layers without them smushing.
When your s’mores are frozen, remove them from the pan by pulling up on the parchment paper. Use the parchment paper to transfer from the pan to a clean workspace.
Break graham crackers in half so that you have squares. Place the graham crackers on top of your chocolate/marshmallow layers.
Use these graham crackers as a guide to cut your s’mores into squares.
With a spatula, lift each s’mores square and place another graham cracker square on the bottom so that it forms a sandwich.
Serve immediately or store in freezer until ready to serve.
How to Store
Your frozen smores should be kept in the freezer until you’re ready to serve them. They will melt quickly!
I recommend lining them up in a flat pan or food storage container so they stay together. If you put them in a freezer bag the graham crackers could become separated or break.
You’ll want to enjoy this frozen treat in a container with a lid, to help keep the graham crackers from becoming mushy.
Can You Make this Recipe Gluten Free or Dairy Free?
Sure! Here are some tips to make this delicious dessert fit these dietary needs.
Gluten Free Version:
To make this a gluten free treat is pretty simple, just swap graham crackers with a gluten free graham cracker.
Dairy Free Version:
Dairy free requires more modification, but again, it’s not too complicated. Rather, it’s just a matter of choosing the right ingredients.
- First, you’ll need to use a non-dairy milk when mixing your pudding (most pudding mixes are dairy free/vegan, just double check the label to be sure).
- Next, you’ll want to make sure that you choose a whipped topping that does not contain milk (some varieties of Cool Whip now add skim milk). Another watch-out for whipped topping is sodium caseinate (or anything with “casein”) because that is a milk protein. If lactose is your only concern, this shouldn’t be an issue, but with milk allergies it could be.
- Finally, you’ll need to swap the cream cheese with dairy free ice cream. The texture should be pretty similar, but you’ll need to work quicker when mixing as the ice cream melts.
Other than these ingredient swaps, the recipes steps are the same.
More of our favorite frozen desserts:
- 3 Ingredient Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
- Coffee Granita Parfait
- Red Wine Popsicles (for grown-ups!)
- Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
- Dairy Free Ice Cream Cake
- No Bake Cookie Pie
- “Light” Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie
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Frozen S'mores -- No Campfire Needed!
- 9x13" baking dish
- Mixing bowls
- Electric mixer
- Parchment paper
- 1 box instant chocolate pudding
- 2 cups milk cold
- 12 graham crackers
- 7 oz marshmallow creme
- 4 oz cream cheese softened
- 8 oz whipped topping thawed
- Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper or wax paper.
- Whisk together chocolate pudding mix and milk until smooth. Pour into your prepped baking dish and spread to cover the bottom.
- In a medium mixing bowl, beat marshmallow cream and cream cheese until smooth, then fold the whipped topping into this mixture.
- Spread marshmallow layer over chocolate pudding layer, cover, and freeze for at least 6 hours.
- Once frozen, use parchment paper to lift smores from the pan. Break graham crackers in half so that they are square shaped, then place on top of frozen smores.
- Use the lines between the graham crackers as a guide to cut your smores into squares.
- Gently lift each square with a spatula and place another graham cracker square on the bottom, to form a sandwich. Store in freezer.
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