S’mores are an iconic campfire treat. Burning wood, crackling flames and the gooey goodness of marshmallow, milk chocolate and graham crackers bring back family memories. Celebrate their mouth-watering sweetness on National S’mores Day and every day. Here are a few ways to satisfy your taste buds at restaurants, coffee shops and cafes across Tennessee.
Start in Northwest Tennessee at The Grind Mac & Cheese Burger Bar in Martin. Top off a made-from-scratch delicious specialty burger and fries with the out-of-this-world S’mores the Merrier Milkshake. The chocolate milkshake is rimmed with Golden Grahams cereal and topped with a chocolate covered ice cream treat, campfire marshmallows toasted table side, whipped cream and a cherry. Grab a spoon and share with friends.
In Nashville, S’more Love Bakery has the perfect s’more concoctions to satisfy cravings. The Samoa is homemade marshmallows, heart-shaped honey graham crackers, chocolate ganache; toasted coconut drizzled with caramel sauce. The bakery also features the S’moreo - homemade vanilla marshmallows, Oreo cookies and chocolate ganache; the Cookie Monster - a s'more with chocolate chip cookies, chocolate ganache and vanilla marshmallows; the Cinnamon Toast which is a s'more tossed in cinnamon and drizzled with butterscotch sauce; and the Elvis - homemade vanilla marshmallows, heart-shaped honey graham crackers, chocolate ganache, honey-roasted peanut butter and banana.
Take a journey through unbelievable scenery and hidden gems in the Upper Cumberland with a stop in Jamestown. Campfire Coffee will make you feel like you’re sitting around the fire roasting s’mores with its campfire cocoa, topped with a homemade marshmallow on a stick. The coffee shop also uses marshmallow milk and brews up espresso, lattes, cappuccino, cortado and pour-overs. Savor the flavor along with a cherry walnut muffin or chocolate scone.
Indulgences abound at The Hot Chocolatier in Chattanooga, including specialty coffees topped with roasted marshmallows. The S’mores Chocolate Cake is decadent with layers of toasted marshmallow buttercream, dark chocolate ganache and graham crackers.
Hop on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail and get your passport stamped at Old Tennessee Distilling Co. (formerly named Thunder Road Distillery) in Kodak. Buy a jar of S'mores Moonshine that'll remind you of sitting around a campfire, enjoying the company of friends and family. The moonshine has tastes of marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate and a smoky taste of a campfire all in one delicious drink. Please enjoy responsibly.
Indulgences abound at That Cookie Dough on historic downtown State Street in Bristol. Homemade cookie dough that can be eaten uncooked or taken home and baked is scooped into deep cups for instant enjoyment. That Cookie Dough has a variety of flavors including brownie batter, strawberry Poptart, Reese's Explosion and, of course, a s'more rendition. The S’mores Cookie Dough satisfies your craving for the summertime treat as the cookie dough is topped with a giant marshmallow and chocolate drizzle.
Make S'more Yourself at Tennessee Campsites
Campgrounds across Tennessee offer adventure and outdoor scenic beauty and the perfect spot to warm marshmallows and melt chocolate between crunchy graham crackers. Bledsoe Creek State Park in Gallatin has beautiful views of the lake and paved campsites with fire rings, grills, lantern holders and picnic tables. Each December, the park hosts Santa & S’mores. Guests can join Santa Claus for an afternoon around the campfire, sip on hot cocoa and enjoy s’mores.
With campsites spread around the Big Cove Campground at Frozen Head State Park, you’ll find solitude, breathtaking waterfalls, beautiful scenery, backpacking and hiking. Twenty rustic campsites are scattered throughout the area. A modern bathhouse with hot showers, picnic tables, grills, lantern hangers and a fire ring are included. There are eight primitive sites and 10 designated backcountry campsites available as well. All campfires must be made with heat-treated or downed wood collected inside the park, near the campsite. Certified heat-treated wood is available to purchase from concessioners in many of the campgrounds as well as from vendors in the communities around the park. Certified heat-treated wood is clearly marked with a state/federal seal.
If you're more of a glamper, Under Canvas has you covered with their luxury safari tents tucked away in the Great Smoky Mountains. Book a Stargazer tent which includes a king-size bed under a viewing window above, linens, a shower, sink and flushing toilet, a wood stove and a private deck. The Safari Tent is a cabin-style tent with a king-size bed and a wood burning stove. Close communal bathrooms that include hot showers are also featured.
Chickasaw State Park is a 1,400-acre state park filled with paddling opportunities, bird watching, easy to moderate hiking trails, biking, and fishing on Lake Placid and Lake Lajoie. You can even rent a horse to ride five miles of trails or bring your own steed to explore the hundreds of miles of trails. After your full day of outdoor activities, settle in one of the 29 tent campgrounds or the 32 wrangler campgrounds if you're traveling with your horse. All campsites have picnic tables and grilles along with modern bathhouses with restrooms and hot showers. All campfires must be made with heat-treated or downed wood collected inside the park, near the campsite. Certified heat-treated wood is available to purchase from concessioners in many of the campgrounds as well as from vendors in the communities around the park. Certified heat-treated wood is clearly marked with a state/federal seal.
Whatever s'more version you enjoy or make, indulge in the classic summer treat with family and friends to create lasting summer memories.
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