Chocolate Cinnamon Samoa Sundaes

The flavors of your favorite Girl Scout cookie transformed into Chocolate Cinnamon Samoa Sundaes.  Scoops of chocolate cinnamon ice cream studded with flecks of hardening chocolate, swirls of caramel and pieces of toasted coconut and then topped with streams of additional chocolate and caramel. Who needs cookies when you can have ice cream?

Chocolate Cinnamon Samoa Sundaes | Melanie Makes  

It’s that time of year.  You know, when elementary-aged girls wearing sashes littered with badges arrive at your doorstep selling their delicious cookies.  Except… wait!  I haven’t seen any of these girls!  A cookie order form has not been thrust into my face.  Mayday!  Mayday!  I don’t have any cookies!

Chocolate Cinnamon Samoa Sundaes | Melanie Makes

In the third recipe of my series with Melissa of Lulu the Baker, I selected the three ingredients that we both would be using to create with this month.  I selected chocolate, caramel and coconut.  Sound like any cookie you know of?  I took it upon myself to combine the flavors of my favorite boxed cookie into a deliciously decadent ice cream sundae that I can enjoy year round.  And yes, I am patting myself on the back right about now.

Chocolate Cinnamon Samoa Sundaes | Melanie Makes

Since I was going to the trouble of creating my own homemade ice cream, I decided to put my spin on things and make a chocolate cinnamon base.  It’s a flavor combination I just can’t seem to get enough of right now.  After mixing the base and before freezing, I layered the ice cream with hardening chocolate, caramel and toasted coconut.  Layers upon layers of flavor.

And just because you can’t ever have too much of a good thing, before serving I topped each scoop with additional hardening chocolate, caramel and toasted coconut.  So good!

Chocolate Cinnamon Samoa Sundaes | Melanie Makes

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Chocolate Cinnamon Samoa Sundaes
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Serves: 5 servings
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups caramel sauce
  • 2 cups coconut, toasted
  1. In a double boiler over simmering water, melt unsweetened chocolate. Gradually whisk in cocoa until smooth.
  2. Slowly whisk in milk until smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk eggs until light and fluffy.
  4. Whisk in sugar, ¼ cup at a time until completely blended. Add heavy cream and vanilla and whisk together until combined.
  5. Pour chocolate mixture into cream mixture and add cinnamon. Whisk together until combined.
  6. Transfer mixture to ice cream maker and freeze following manufacturer's instructions.
  7. Meanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil and microwave for 45 seconds to create hardening chocolate. Stir to combine.
  8. When ice cream mixture is complete, layer in a shallow container ⅓ of ice cream, 2 tablespoons of hardening chocolate, 2 tablespoons caramel sauce and 2 tablespoons toasted coconut. Repeat until you've completed three layers of ice cream.
  9. Freeze for 4 hours before serving.
  10. To create sundaes, in a bowl add scoops of ice cream and top with additional hardening chocolate, caramel sauce and toasted coconut.

Chocolate Cinnamon Samoa Sundaes | Melanie Makes

I’m sad to say that this ice cream didn’t last long in our house.  As in, one after nap serving for each of the five of us.  Next time I’ll definitely make a double batch.  Or not share.  Not sharing would be a lot easier.

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Check out what Melissa created with the same three main ingredients, here.


  1. ohhhhh I love Samoas and I love how creative and DELICIOUS this ice cream looks!!!

  2. I have just died and gone to ice cream heaven!

  3. This looks AMAZING! I would totally cheat on my diet for some of this deliciousness, yum!
    Have you linked up with me for Tasty Tuesdays? I would LOVE to see you there, because this recipe screams “feature”, also, pinning, for sure!

    I hope to see you there soon!


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  4. Samoas are one of my favorite Girl Scout cookies! :) These sundaes look divine, Melanie. I LOVE the addition of the cinnamon!

  5. Seriously drooling all over the place looking at your pictures! These are the yummiest looking and sounding sundaes EVER. I need to buy an ice cream maker pronto! Thanks so much for sharing on Saturday Night Fever – pinned!

  6. I can’t wait to make this! A way to have all the flavors of a samoa year-round? Perfect!

  7. ok, this looks so heavenly!!

  8. The samoa is my absolute favorite Girl Scout cookie, so I have no doubt this ice cream is fabulous!

  9. Your photos…Wow! Gorgeous, delicious dessert.

  10. Yes please! The samoa is my absolute favorite Girl Scout cookie!

  11. Oh I haven’t bought a single girl scout cookie yet. But now I’m thinking I can skip them all together and just make this ice cream. It looks so incredible! What a great idea, Melanie!

  12. My favorite cookie in a sundae? Love it! Looks fantastic!

  13. I have not seen a girl scout yet either – and I am going to go through samoa and thin mint withdrawl. but oh my this ice cream has me drooling

  14. Melanie! You are killing me! I have all the ingredients on hand to make this and I feel like I need it right now! And it’s 9:30 in the morning mind you so this is a problem! Good thing it takes some time to make it so I can have it as an afternoon snack instead of breakfast.

  15. We still haven’t seen any scouts either! Booooo. You’d think they’d want to hit up the households that have pregnant ladies making the grocery decisions. 😉

  16. Just beautiful!! I adore samoa cookies, but my husband has celiac so I haven’t had them in years! I have to make this!

  17. I need a girl scout to stop by my apt!! But honestly, I’d take this sundae over cookies any day – this looks so insanely delicious!!

    • There’s something special about a sundae – and this version means no waiting for the cookie dealer to arrive!

  18. Oh, just that ice cream base itself has my mouth watering…but add samoas flavors, and I’m in heaven! Where’s a girl scout when you need one…

  19. Holy smokes does that look good! I wish I had one right now, Melanie!

  20. These look AMAZING Melanie! Samoas are my all time fav cookie ever, can’t wait to make these sundaes!

  21. OMG…I am dying. This is calling my name! I love Samoa cookies and I actually have a recipe going up on Monday 😉

  22. This looks insane! I totally addicted to Girl Scout cookies. This could get me in some serious trouble. I’m pretty much drooling 😉

  23. umm.. I need this is my life. I may have already gone through the cookies that I bought. May have. But this? Pure perfection! And such beautiful pictures!!

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