Strawberry Ice Cream with Marshmallow Swirl and Toasted Walnuts
Today I have a special treat for you thanks to my friend Jenni Field, Pastry Chef Online. She celebrates ice cream every Tuesday and this week she has asked some of our friends to join along! I couldn’t resist (you know I have a sweet tooth) and the theme for today is marshmallows! Would you like a scoop of strawberry ice cream with marshmallow swirl and toasted walnuts? 🙂 It’s rich, creamy and you have a little something in every bite!
I couldn’t resist adding strawberries. They’re in season most of the summer and my own strawberry plants usually give me those little juicy treats until mid August so I hope you like them too!
Mallows and strawberries go so well together. I really like dipping them in melted marshmallows for a little treat so I knew they would play nicely in this ice cream. For a little crunch, I chose walnuts. I toasted them lightly in the oven in the same way that I do my morning toast. Lightly golden and a delightful flavor with a fun crunch to make this ice cream even better.
Today we have a dairy full ice cream since I’ve recently shared some dairy free ice creams with you. I’ve heard of ice cream being made with whipped cream, whipped into soft peaks, then churned and frozen. You know me. I just had to try it, but since I am sharing a recipe with you here today I tried it more than once.
It was very easy and something that you could totally make into your own favorite treat!
The churning was more for mixing than freezing. It didn’t freeze completely in the frozen churning barrel of my ice cream maker but it did mix the strawberries and marshmallows into the cream and it gave me a chance to perform taste testing regularly. I had to make sure it was good enough to share with you. 🙂 You’re welcome.
One really neat thing about this ice cream is its ability to stay in shape. After leaving it out for over half an hour it was melty in places but kept its shape very nicely. This would be ideal for when the days are warmer.
This ice cream was such a huge success. Who knew that strawberry ice cream with a marshmallow swirl would be such a big hit? The toasted walnuts were just a bonus. I didn’t always used to enjoy nuts in things like cookies, brownies or ice cream. When it’s made the way I like it, I really like it!
I caught Tay sifting through looking for marshmallows and walnuts. She didn’t have to look far since I packed it full of goodies.
It’s scoopable too. I like that.
I’m so flattered to be a part of Ice Cream Tuesday! Jenni and some of our friends have made ice cream for us today so let’s go over and have a bite, shall we?
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- 2 cups chopped strawberries
- 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
- 4 cups of small marshmallows
- 1½ cups of oven roasted walnuts
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 3 tbsp. of sugar
- 2 pinches of salt
- 2 tsp. Grand Marnier, this is optional
- In a stovetop pan melt 2 tbsp. of butter then add 2 cups of marshmallows. Cook on medium heat and stir together so mallows don’t sit in one place for too long. Once marshmallows are almost completely melted, remove from heat. Continue to stir until smooth. Set aside.
- Using the bowl of a stand mixer add heavy whipping cream, salt and Grand Marnier. Mix on medium high until soft peaks form.
- Fold in marshmallow mixture, sugar and strawberries.
- Pour mixture into frozen canister of your ice cream machine and churn to mix for 15 minutes. After adding ice cream base and machine begins to turn, pour in 1 cup of walnuts.
- After the 15 minutes is almost complete, melt 2 cups of marshmallows in the microwave. Drizzle melted mallows over churning ice cream. The cold cream will make strings of mallows to give you a swirl.
- After your ice cream is finished churning, transfer to a pan. Mine just fit in an 8 inch by 8 inch pan.
- The marshmallows that you drizzled over the top will have wrapped around the paddle of your ice cream maker. Simply pull free and spread evenly over your ice cream, patting down into the cream. This will give you strings of marshmallows instead of large blobs and you’ll have a more evenly distributed mallow swirl.
- Sprinkle remaining walnuts on top and spread ice cream over it with a spatula.
- Freeze for at least two hours.