SUMMER/ SWEETS

S’more Sundaes with Nutella

Hello and welcome! We are nearing the end of cooking while on vacation and today I want to throw a little sweet treat in the mix. Because it wouldn’t be a summer vacation without ice cream. And s’mores. So today we have a perfect combination of the two: S’mores Sundaes with Nutella. You don’t need a fire to toast these marshmallows and you can sub in hot fudge sauce if you prefer, but the chocolate hazelnut flavor of Nutella, makes these S’more Sundaes a little extra special. So let’s get to this quick and easy dessert!

S'more Sundaes with Nutella

Toasting the Marshmallows

Using the broiler is a super fast, super easy way to get perfectly toasted, melty marshmallows. To make it all go even smoother, I am using mini marshmallows. Each sundae will have three layers of graham crackers and marshmallows. Since I am making two sundaes, I have 6 halves of graham cracker that get topped with a little handful of marshmallows. Line a sheet tray with parchment for easy clean up.

marshmallows on graham crackers

Position the top oven rack on the center-top position, about 6-8 inches away from the heating element. Set the oven to broil. The humidity here in Tybee made the marshmallows clump together, which actually works out ok, it keeps them from rolling off the cracker.

When the broiler is hot, place the marshmallow-topped graham crackers in the oven and just watch them, it will only take about one and a half minutes or so to get the marshmallows to melt and toast to a golden brown.

toasted marshmallow

Nutella

I am just going to microwave a couple tablespoons of Nutella for about 30 seconds to one minute. This will get it to a looser, pourable state.

melting nutella

For the ice cream, I found a vanilla bean gelato, but you can use your favorite vanilla ice cream.

Building the S’more Sundaes

Get a wide, shallow bowl and place one marshmallow graham cracker in the center.

building the sundae

Then, we will do a layer of ice cream. Since this sundae will stack, you don’t need to make perfect rounded ice cream scoops; a large spoon is perfect for the job.

ice cream on the marshmallow

Now this is where you can choose your own adventure: top the ice cream with a little Nutella, or with another graham cracker and marshmallow. I went for another layer of cracker/marshmallow.

Layering the sundae

On this second layer of marshmallow and cracker, I went for a drizzle of the Nutella.

S'more Sundaes with Nutella

Then another scoop of ice cream. Top that second ice cream layer with the third and final cracker and marshmallow.

S’more Sundaes with Nutella

Top the final marshmallow layer with a drizzle of Nutella. Grab a spoon and dig in! I won’t lie, this little stack of s’mores, ice cream and Nutella is very sweet. But it’s small and well-worth the indulgence.

S'more Sundaes with Nutella

You can certainly do fewer stacks; a single layer of each to reduce the overall size of the sundae. It’s a cute, little stacked dessert that is the most impressive and elegant way to serve a s’more!

Tomorrow’s Pizza and a Movie will conclude our time at Tybee and cooking while on vacation. I hope you have enjoyed the recipes and found them inspirational no matter if you’re cooking at home or planning a vacation menu. In case you missed any of the recipes, check out a few of them here: Hawaiian-Style Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches; Fish and Summer Vegetables in a Foil Packet, Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Coleslaw. Take care and be well everyone! xo Kelly

S'more Sundaes with Nutella

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Dessert American
By Kelly Djalali Serves: Makes 2 Sundaes
Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cooking Time: 1-2 minutes Total Time: ~10 Minutes

Golden, toasted marshmallows melted on graham crackers and stacked high with vanilla bean ice cream and drizzled Nutella.

Ingredients

  • 3 Graham Crackers, halved
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • 2-3 tbsp. Nutella

Instructions

1

Position the top oven rack on the center-top position, about 6-8 inches away from the heating element. Set the Broiler to high.

2

Line a sheet tray with parchment and place the 6 halves of graham cracker on the parchment.

3

Top each cracker with a small handful of mini marshmallows.

4

Place the tray in the oven and watch the marshmallows, they will become melted and golden in about 1 minute, 30 seconds.

5

When the marshmallows are golden, remove the marshmallows and crackers from the oven.

6

Melt 2-3 tablespoons of Nutella in the microwave until it's pourable, about 1 minute.

7

In a wide shallow bowl, place one cracker/marshmallow. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and another marshmallow-topped cracker.

8

Top with a drizzle of Nutella over the marshmallows.

9

Top the Nutella with another scoop of ice cream, layer another marshmallow cracker and drizzle more Nutella over the sundae.

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  • Mari
    August 26, 2021 at 9:15 am

    For those of us who are five years old at heart, I just want to say yes yes yes and more please. What a great way to update and streamline a classic, and to close out the vacation series. The grandchildren and their parents will love these. Anyone with eyes and taste buds will love these. The vacation series was an enjoyable read, amd we got some wonderful recipes from it. Thanks for taking us along for the ride. My week is totally mixed up. I’ve been a day ahead since it started, so today feels like Friday. I’d better make a S’More Sundae and see if that helps.

    • Kelly Djalali
      August 26, 2021 at 9:49 am

      Hi Mari, these little sundaes are so good, and so much fun! I have one more vacation cooking recipe tomorrow with Pizza and a Movie, so check in for that! I can’t believe September is upon us, I could use one more month of summer. Though I suppose since the weather doesn’t show any sign of cooling off yet, I might just have a bit more time to enjoy wearing shorts and tank tops! Have a great Thursday, xo Kelly

  • Terry
    August 26, 2021 at 9:55 am

    These do look amazing and I agree with Mari the grandkids will totally love this..❤️Mom

    • Kelly Djalali
      August 26, 2021 at 3:01 pm

      Yeah, Mom – the kids will love these! Let me know if you make for everyone and how it goes. xo Kelly