This has a beautiful presentation. You make it in a spring form pan. Just before serving you broil the mini marshmallows on top! It is from Southern Living a couple of years ago. It has become one of my favorites.
16 whole graham crackers
1 cup whole or slivered almonds, toasted*
3 Tbs. sugar
1 stick butter, melted
1/2 gallon total (4 pints)
(any combination of these: 2 pints of Starbucks Java Chip Frapaccino or Caramel Machiato plus one half of a half gallon of vanilla. You can sometimes find coffee ice cream in a half gallon, much cheaper. If you don’t like the coffee flavor, chocolate would work or vanilla.) I used 2 pints Starbucks Java Chip and one half of a half gallon of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla.
1 Cup whipping cream
1/2 cup light corn syrup
10 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
Place fudge sauce ingredients in a glass bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave one minute at a time until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool.
One 7 oz. jar marshmallow cream
2 cups miniature marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350. Finely grind graham crackers, to coarse, then add almonds and sugar in food processor. Add 1 stick melted butter, process mixture until moist crumbs form. Press graham cracker mixture onto the bottom and up sides of 9 inch spring form pan . Bake crust until edges are golden, about 12 minutes. Cool crust COMPLETELY.
Spread 2 cups softened ice cream in crust. Spoon 3/4 cup cooled fudge sauce over. Freeze until sauce is set. About 10 minutes. Repeat layering. Ending with icecream. Leave sides of pan on. Cover and freeze cake overnight.
Preheat broiler. Warm remaining Fudge Sauce in microwave. About 1 minute.
Place cake on a baking sheet. Spread marshmallow creme over the top. Sprinkle with a singe layer of miniature marshmallows. Leaving the sides of the pan on, broil just until marshmallows are deep brown. About 1 or 2 minutes. Watch constantly. Burns quickly.
Run a knife around the edge and remove sides of pan. Cut cake into wedges. Serve immediately with a pool of Fudge sauce on the plate.
* To toast almonds, place almonds in a skillet. Stirring constantly over low heat until light brown. Once they start turning brown they will burn very quickly.
To toast in the oven, place almonds on a cookie sheet and place in a 325 degree oven. Watch closely. Only takes a few minutes. Stir several times while browning. You can use sliced or slivered almonds.