Skipper Dipper

Long Beach Island, New Jersey's favorite ice cream since 1978!

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How to Make the Campfire Sundae!

We’ve introduced several new additions to our menu this season, including a sundae inspired by the tasty flavors of the that summer camping classic, the s’more. Aptly named the Campfire, it combines rich chocolate ice cream, homemade marshmallows, crushed graham cracker crumbs and hot fudge together into a satisfying indulgence that you can make at home in a few simple steps, though if you have the time to make the marshmallows from scratch, they're a game changer. Step 1: Start with the ice cream of course

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First, we scoop about three large scoops of hard chocolate ice cream into a cup. If chocolate isn’t your favorite, feel free to substitute your flavor of choice to create your own personalized Campfire Sundae. A helpful hint when scooping the ice cream: try packing it into the cup vertically so there will be enough space for the toppings.

Step 2: Add crushed graham cracker crumbs and a dollop of hot fudge

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After building a tower of the ice cream in the cup, we sprinkle crushed graham cracker crumbs and hot fudge on top of the chocolate. Note: we've also made them using crushed Oreos, and if that's what you have in the house, it's just as tasty an alternative.

Step 3: Add the homemade marshmallows

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This is where it goes from being any ordinary sundae to the truly exceptional. We at Skipper are firm believers in the magic of a homemade marshmallow; they’re exceptionally light, fluffy, and delicious, and are guaranteed to elicit oohs and ahhs from your loved ones. This simple marshmallow recipe by Martha Stewart is a good place to start, but be forewarned: once you've had them homemade, it's a challenge going back to the Jet-Puffed-supermarket variety. We place four marshmallows around the ice cream, but you can add as many as you like.

Step 4:  Top it off with whipped cream and a cherry!

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And voila, we finish all our sundaes with a swirl of whipped cream crowned by a cherry, and the sundae is ready to go. Enjoy every bite!