Aug 23, 2018

S'mores Ice Cream Sundaes

Two glasses of vegan s'mores ice cream sundaes topped with a hot fudge drizzle and crumble gluten-free graham crackers.

Looking for a way to get your s’mores fill without a campfire? Dress up any ol’ vanilla ice cream with hot gooey fudge and graham crackers! Use this recipe to make entirely grain-free graham crackers while still getting the flavour you love, and elevate your fudge sauce with dark chocolate and coconut milk. If you’re partial to glamping, then this is the recipe you!

Grain-free Graham Crackers

  • 2 tablespoons (11g) fine almond flour
  • 6 tablespoons (30g) coconut flour
  • ½ cup (56g) tapioca flour
  • 2 teaspoons mesquite flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg*
  • 5 tablespoons (60g) ghee,* softened
  • 3 tablespoons (36g) coconut oil, softened
  • ¼ cup (80g) unpasteurized honey*
  • 1 ½ teaspoons (11g) unsulphured molasses
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Hot Fudge Sauce 

  • 115g JOYÀ's Functional Chocolate, chopped into small chunks
  • ¼ cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon flaked sea salt

For Assembly 

  • 946 mL non-dairy vanilla ice cream (two 1 pint containers)

*For vegan option, substitute egg with 3 tablespoons aquafaba; ghee with another 5 tablespoons coconut oil; and honey with maple syrup 


Bake the crackers:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C) and line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all of the flours, cinnamon, salt and baking soda and whisk until well blended. 
  3. In a separate large bowl (or bowl of a stand mixer), combine egg, ghee, coconut oil, honey, molasses and vanilla. Using a blender/stand mixer, mix on high speed until uniform and smooth. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix on low speed until smooth and no dry spots remain. Transfer to the fridge and chill for 20 minutes.
  4. Using an offset spatula, spread mixture on the silicone lined baking sheet into a large rectangle, about ¼“ thick, making sure the edges are not too thin to prevent burning.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and using a pizza wheel/cutter, slice the rectangle into squares about 2” x 2”. Bake for another 5-10 minutes, watching carefully, until crackers are a deep golden brown but not burnt.
  6. Cool crackers on the baking sheet on a cooling rack. The crackers will still be soft when you remove then from the oven, but will harden and crisp up as they cool. 

Prepare the fudge sauce:

  1. In a double boiler (or a medium heat-proof bowl set over a pot of simmering water), combine chocolate, coconut milk and brown rice syrup and cook, stirring continuously with a silicone spatula until smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add flaked sea salt and stir to combine. Keep warm.

Assemble sundaes:

  1. Option #1 (Traditional): Scoop ice cream into serving dishes, drizzle with fudge sauce and either tuck a few graham crackers into the ice cream or crumble crackers on top. Option #2 (Fancy Pants): Chill glasses or clear serving dishes for 10 minutes in the fridge. In the meantime, remove ice cream from the freezer and let it soften a bit. Drizzle fudge sauce on the inside of the glasses, fill the glasses with alternating layers of ice cream and crumbled graham crackers, ending with ice cream. Drizzle some more fudge sauce on top and finish with a final sprinkle (or pieces) of cracker.

Do ahead: Fudge sauce can be made up to 2 weeks ahead and stored it in an airtight container in the fridge. Do not freeze. Before serving, reheat in a small bowl set over a pot of simmering water.