Rocky Road Ice Cream

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Rocky Road Ice Cream is a summertime favorite! Creamy chocolate ice cream is filled with chewy marshmallows and sliced almonds. 

Once you make Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream you'll be making it all year! Not only is it easy to make but this is simply the best recipe! 
A close up scoop of Rocky Road Ice Cream with a scoop of Rocky Road Ice Cream in the background in a white bowl.
I scream you scream we all scream for Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream! 

Who doesn't just love rocky road ice cream? It's a smash hit in our house. 

Our kids have a fun time helping create the ice cream, the boys had fun helping stir and add ingredients as needed. 

I also love that there is no question about what ingredients are in the ice cream, since it's from scratch. 

If were going to get real here there are very few ice creams quite as good..

Here's how to make Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream: 

Cocoa Powder and Granulated Sugar being whisked together in a stainless steel saucepan.

Whisk together in a large saucepan until well combined:

• 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
• 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar

Milk and cream whisked into cocoa powder sugar mixture in a stainless steel pan.

A 1/4 cup at a time to prevent lumps whisk in:

• 2 cups Whole Milk
• 2 cups Heavy Cream 

Heat over medium heat until simmering.

Egg Yolks whisked together in a measuring cup.

Whisk together 4 whole Egg Yolks in a heat safe container.

Chocolate Chips being poured into Chocolate Ice Cream base in a stainless steel saucepan.

Once cream mixture comes to a simmer remove from heat and stir in:

• 1/2 cup Good Quality Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Stir until chocolate is melted.

Egg yolks whisked with Chocolate Ice Cream Base in a measuring cup.

Stir in Chocolate Ice Cream base mixture in with egg yolks 1/4 cup at a time to temper yolks and prevent curdling until 2 cups chocolate-cream mixture has been added.

Egg mixture being poured into Chocolate Ice Cream base in a stainless steel saucepan.

Pour egg yolk mixture into the remaining chocolate cream mixture in the pan.

Continue to stir over medium heat and return to a simmer. 

Cook about 2 minutes until slightly thickened and remove from heat.

Salt in a hand over chocolate ice cream base in a stainless steel sauce pan.

Stir until well combined:

• 1 pinch Salt
• 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract 

A stainless steel bowl with Chocolate Ice Cream base.

Place into a heat safe bowl. Cover and refrigerate until cold.

Sliced Almonds being poured into Chocolate Ice Cream in an ice cream maker.

In an ice cream maker add Chocolate Ice Cream base mixture and process according to manufacturers instructions. 

I processed mine for 15 minutes until looking almost like soft serve ice cream. 

After 15 minutes I added the 1 cup Sliced Almonds.

Mini Marshmallows being poured into Rocky Road Ice Cream in an Ice Cream Maker.

Mix in:

• 1 cup Mini Marshmallows 

 Process another 5 minutes.

Rocky Road Ice Cream in an Ice Cream maker.

After 20 minutes ice cream should look like soft serve.

Remove ice cream mixture to a freezer safe container. 

I used a plastic storage container this time but next time I am going to try a left over yogurt container. 

I think it might hold up better when scooping. Freeze for at least 6 hours or until firm.

Rocky Road Ice Cream in a plastic tub.

Rocky Road Ice Cream is ready to serve when it's frozen solid.
Rocky Road Ice Cream, Rocky Road Ice Cream Recipe, Rocky Road Ice Cream Ingredients, Ingredients In Rocky Road Ice Cream, Ingredients For Rocky Road Ice Cream, What's In Rocky Road Ice Cream, Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream, How To Make Rocky Road Ice Cream, What's In Rocky Road Ice Cream, The Best Rocky Road Ice Cream, Recipe For Rocky Road Ice Cream, Rocky Road Ingredients Ice Cream, Rocky Road Homemade Ice Cream, Rocky Road Ice Cream Recipes, Rocky Road Recipe Ice Cream, Scratch Ice Cream, Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream Recipe, What is in Rocky Road Ice Cream, Rocky Road Ice Cream Recipe for Ice Cream Maker, Chocolate Rocky Road Ice Cream, Rocky Road Icecream Recipe, ingredients of Rocky Road Ice Cream, Rocky Road Chocolate Ice Cream, Easy Rocky Road Ice Cream Recipe, Serena Ice Cream, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Recipe, Chocolate Ice Cream, Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe
dessert, Ice Cream
American
Yield: 12
Author: Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Rocky Road Ice Cream

Rocky Road Ice Cream

Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream recipe from scratch. Creamy Chocolate ice cream filled with sliced almonds and marshmallows.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 10 MinInactive time: 6 HourTotal time: 6 H & 20 M

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Natural Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 4 whole Egg Yolks
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Sliced Almonds
  • 1 cup Mini Marshmallows

Instructions

  1. In a large sauce pan add cocoa powder and sugar. Mix until well combined.
  2. Add milk 1/4 cup at a time mixing thoroughly between additions. Continue to repeat with cream. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently. Once simmering remove from heat and add chocolate. Stir until dissolved.
  3. In a small heat proof container add egg yolks and whisk. Take 1/4 cup chocolate-cream mixture and add to egg yolks while stirring to temper. Repeat until 2 cups chocolate-cream mixture has been added to the egg yolks. While stirring the chocolate-cream mixture in the pan return to medium heat and add chocolate-egg yolk mixture.
  4. Return to a simmer and cook 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Add salt and vanilla, stir well.
  5. Place chocolate ice cream base mixture into a heat safe container and refrigerate until cold.
  6. Follow manufacturers suggestions for your ice cream maker.
  7. Add chocolate ice cream base mixture to the ice cream maker and process for 15 minutes or until starting to look like soft serve ice cream. Add almonds and marshmallows and process another 5 minutes.
  8. Place ice cream mixture into a freezer safe container and freeze for 6 hours or until firm.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

406.68

Fat

30.46

Sat. Fat

13.14

Carbs

29.39

Fiber

4.39

Net carbs

24.98

Sugar

21.74

Protein

8.82

Sodium

37.46

Cholesterol

114.95

The nutritional information and metric conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. If this important to you, please verify with your favourite nutrition calculator and/or metric conversion tool.

Did you make this recipe?
Tag @serenabakessimplyfromscratch on instagram and hashtag it # SerenaBakesSimplyFromScratch
3 scoops of Rock Road Ice Cream in a white bowl.

I hope you enjoy your Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream as much as we do! 

You might also enjoy these other Ice Cream recipes: 
3 Scoops of Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream in a white bowl with white text on top Rocky Road Ice Cream.
A scoop of Rocky Road Ice Cream in a bowl in top photo and bottom photo is marshmallows being poured into Rocky Road Ice Cream in an ice cream maker.

15 comments

  1. I love homemade ice cream and this looks so decadent :-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. My Hubby's favorite ice cream! Oooh, he would love it! Too bad I don't have the ice cream maker... Thank you for sharing, Serena!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Mmmmmm I think I could live on ice cream. I can eat it regardless how cold the weather may be!! Diane

    ReplyDelete
  4. thank you for sharing!Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh Em Gee! These sounds delish!! Found you through Aloha Blog Hop - stop by and say hello :)
    xoxo,
    Nikki at Bedazzles After Dark

    ReplyDelete
  6. I wish I could have that icecream right away. Its great :)
    Please Join Me
    Be My Guest With A Guest Post

    ReplyDelete
  7. I can never say no to ice cream ;) by the way I nominated u for an award. check it out. foodstoriesblog (dot) com/food-stories-award/ Have a great day Serena

    ReplyDelete
  8. WOW next time I am craving rocky road I know where to go!! LOOKS SO GOOD! a little time consuming but SO GOOD!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Rocky Road and Ice cream! Two of my favorites. Thanks for sharing at the Creative Corner Blog Hop.

    Holly
    http://hollysstampingaddiction.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  10. OH MY!!! I think it's love at first sight!!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This looks TOO good! Thanks for the follow, following back

    ReplyDelete
  12. That looks so good! I am now craving ice cream! Thanks for sharing that. I will have to try it. It is refreshing to see so many recipes from scratch. Following you from Friendship Friday. Have a great Memorial Day weekend.
    http://lovejoyjunction.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love ice cream and I love chocolate even more. Guess I will have to learn to make it now... it has been on my to do list for awhile. . . :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. WOW this looks super yummy. We love homemade ice cream and Rocky Road is my hubby's favorite. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great day :)
    Michelle

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thank you so much for linking up last week at my Unveil Your Genius link party! I featured you! :) I hope you'll link up again soon!

    http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/06/unveil-your-genius-link-party-13.html

    ReplyDelete

Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch Copyright © 2011-2018 All Rights Reserved. Powered by Blogger.