Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Rocky Road Ice Cream

I have a friend who is pregnant and craves ice cream. Since I got my new ice cream maker she was really hoping that I would make her favorite, rocky road. I was a little resistant to wanting to make it, because I have never had it and I'm not a big fan of marshmallows. However, I think she and baby deserve some yummy rocky road. :o) And this is a good opportunity for me to try something new!
Rocky Road Ice Cream (from Serving Ice Cream)
Makes 10 half cup servings
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate (8 oz)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup mini marshmallows (place in freezer before making the ice cream so they are easier to stir in at the end)
On your stove or in your microwave, heat milk until it just starts to bubble. While the milk is heating, finely chop chocolate in a food processor or blender. Remove milk from heat and add chocolate and sugar, mix until chocolate completely melts and the mixture is smooth.

Cool in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes. Once cool, stir in heavy cream and vanilla. Chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Pour mixture into ice cream maker and mix about 20 minutes or according to manufacturer's instructions.

Add chopped nuts and chocolate chunks and mix for an additional 5 minutes.

Remove from ice cream maker, stir in frozen marshmallows, and place in a storage container.

And enjoy! It was better than I thought, but I still am not a fan of the marshmallows. Hopefully my friend will enjoy it!


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  1. I've been completely enamored with my ice cream maker and I'm trying out something new all the time. I haven't done rocky road yet though. : ) I like that it's not a custard based recipe. I'm finding I love the ease of the Philly-style ice creams.

  2. Yum! This looks really good! I love rocky road ... something about fudgy brownies, marshmallows, mixed in with more chocolate ... mmm. I'm drooling already!

    It's on my list - buy an ice cream maker!

    K :-)

  3. Rock road isn't my favorite either, but ANY kind of home-made icecream beats store-bought by far!
    Happy Baking,
    Mini Baker :)