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Believe it or not, I don’t remember having traditional s’mores when I was a child. Usually, they came in the form of poptart breakfasts while I watched “Bobby’s World” before school. In high school, my husband and I would “make s’mores” by burning marshmallows on safety pins with a lighter in my bedroom. It was classy. Then, when I moved out, s’mores would call to me from my pantry and I’d nuke them in my microwave at 11:00 pm.

I only ever had a “real” s’mores experience once, after I had my own children. We pierced marshmallows with sticks and roasted them over a real fire. It was amazing.

Then I became vegan, and I really never thought I’d have a marshmallow again.

Enter the vegan marshmallow, aka “Dandies”. I’m NOT kidding when I tell you that I had to hold back tears when I first tasted these babies. I was really trying not to cry in front of my non-vegan friends. They already looked at me like I was nuts when I started laughing hysterically as I clutched a gooey toothpick to my chest.

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But it’s true- s’mores make us feel good. It takes us to that happy place somewhere deep inside us, when we still think we are 9 years old, sitting on the couch eating a poptart. Or 17, toasting marshmallows on a safety pin…or 22, roasting them on a campfire with your kids.

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was (a few months after my vegan marshmallow experience) when I found “Dandies” at my local grocery. I knew that s’mores would once again be part of my life, and I bought 4 packages because they were on sale and I wanted to make sure that if the world ended… I could have one last thrill.

Summer is the designated period for s’mores consumption. And so is ice cream. It was only a logical decision that they should be married in the holiest of ways- via cruelty-free ice cream pops.

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I can’t take all the credit for these pops. While the s’mores process is my own brain child, the original inspiration came from binge watching “Pioneer Woman” one afternoon. While I’m not really a fan of PW’s staged rendition of “what it’s like” living in Oklahoma (one afternoon was all I could take before my head exploded), I am grateful that it sparked an idea to make my own vegan ice cream pops.

Originally, the recipe called for various types of candy, but being vegan, none of those were on my list. But you know what WAS on my list? Freaking “Dandies” and melted chocolate and “So Delicious” ice cream!!!

Oh hell yes. THIS IS HAPPENING.

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If for some reason you *don’t* want to drop the cash to make 26 of these (I got my ice cream on sale- vegan ice cream can be pricey!), please feel free to split the recipe in half. Although I will say that it’s wonderful to have a freezer stocked with mini ice cream pops.

Vegan S’mores Ice Cream Pops

*Makes 26 mini pops

 Ingredients:

For the bottom of the cups-

  • 2/3 C vegan chocolate chunks or chips
  • 3 Tbsp almond milk
  • Vanilla or chocolate animal crackers OR vegan graham crackers*

For the ice cream-

  • 2 containers of “So Delicious Vanilla Bean Ice Cream”
  • 15 oz canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 C vegan chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1 C vegan marshmallows (“Dandies“!)
  • 1 C crunched vanilla or chocolate animal crackers OR vegan graham crackers

Containers-

  • 3 oz paper cups (26 count)
  • Popsicle sticks

Directions:

  1. Set out ice cream to soften.
  2. Set out 26 paper cups. In the bottom of each cup, crunch up one animal cracker into each.
  3. On the stove, melt chocolate and almond milk together, using the double boiler method. Divide evenly over 26 cups.
  4. In a stand mixer (or by hand) and using the paddle attachment, mix softened ice cream, coconut milk, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and crunched animal crackers. Divide evenly over 26 cups.
  5. Insert a popsicle stick into each cup. Push popsicle stick down into the melted chocolate- that will help hold it in place!
  6. Place in freezer for about 4-5 hours or overnight. Peel back wrapper when ready to serve!

*What type of graham or cookie you use  is entirely a personal choice- graham crackers contain honey, so most vegans would not consume those. However, I used animal crackers (I’ve tried both vanilla and chocolate!) and they work WONDERFULLY.

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Vegan S'mores Ice Cream Pops
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Ingredients
  1. For the bottom of the cups-
  2. 2/3 C vegan chocolate chunks or chips
  3. 3 Tbsp almond milk
  4. Vanilla or chocolate animal crackers OR vegan graham crackers*
  5. For the ice cream-
  6. 2 containers of "So Delicious Vanilla Bean Ice Cream"
  7. 15 oz canned coconut milk
  8. 1/2 C vegan chocolate chunks or chips
  9. 1 C vegan marshmallows ("Dandies"!)
  10. 1 C crunched vanilla or chocolate animal crackers OR vegan graham crackers
  11. Containers-
  12. 3 oz paper cups (26 count)
  13. Popsicle sticks
Instructions
  1. Set out ice cream to soften.
  2. Set out 26 paper cups. In the bottom of each cup, crunch up one animal cracker into each.
  3. On the stove, melt chocolate and almond milk together, using the double boiler method. Divide evenly over 26 cups.
  4. In a stand mixer (or by hand) and using the paddle attachment, mix softened ice cream, coconut milk, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and crunched animal crackers. Divide evenly over 26 cups.
  5. Insert a popsicle stick into each cup. Push popsicle stick down into the melted chocolate- that will help hold it in place!
  6. Place in freezer for about 4-5 hours or overnight. Peel back wrapper when ready to serve!
Notes
  1. *What type of graham or cookie you use is entirely a personal choice- graham crackers contain honey, so most vegans would not consume those. However, I used animal crackers (I've tried both vanilla and chocolate!) and they work WONDERFULLY.
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 What is your favorite type of ice cream?

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For a “marshmallow free” version of Rice Crispy Treats, click here for my recipe!

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I can’t wait to make these healthy and colorful frozen treats for our Summer festivities! Of course, with yummy vegan ingredients like these, I will be making and eating these all Summer! Thank you so much for sharing these cool Vegan Smores Ice Cream Pops with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! I’m pinning and sharing. I am delighted that you partied with us this week. It’s such a pleasure to explore your blog and to make a new friend. All the best, Deborah

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Thank you so much Deborah! I loved connecting with like-minded bloggers. Keep up the good work!

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These sound so beyond amazing! I bet these taste better than the none vegan version! Anything with coconut milk has me hooked!

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Lol they are beyond amazing, thank you! I’ve made them a few times and they always hit the spot:)

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