Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


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..


Mix cocoa powder and sugar in a large sauce pan.


Add milk and cream 1/4 cup at a time stirring well between additions to keep lump free. 

Heat over medium heat until simmering.


Add 4 whole egg yolks to a heat safe container and whisk.


Once cream mixture comes to a simmer remove from heat and add chocolate chips. 

Stir until chocolate melts.


Stir chocolate-cream mixture in with egg yolks 1/4 cup at a time to temper yolks until 2 cups chocolate-cream mixture has been added.


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.


Add sea salt.


Add vanilla and stir well.


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


In a ice cream maker add chocolate-cream 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 sliced almonds.


Can't forget the marshmallows and process another 5 minutes.


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.


Ready to serve.



Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream recipe from scratch. Chocolate ice cream filled with sliced almonds and marshmallows. Step by step instructions and pictures.
Prep time: PT10M
Cook time: PT10M
Total time: PT6H20M
Yield: 1 1/2 Quarts
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 4 whole Egg Yolks
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Sliced Almonds
  • 1 cup Mini Marshmallows
Cooking Directions
  1. In a large sauce pan add cocoa powder and sugar. Mix until well combined. 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.
  2. 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. Return to a simmer and cook 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Add sea salt and vanilla, stir well.
  3. Place mixture into a heat safe container and refrigerate until cold.
  4. Follow manufacturer's suggestions for your ice cream maker.
  5. Add chocolate-cream 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.
  6. Place ice cream mixture into a freezer safe container and freeze for 6 hours or until firm.


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

  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!

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

  4. thank you for sharing!Love it!

  5. Oh Em Gee! These sounds delish!! Found you through Aloha Blog Hop - stop by and say hello :)
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  6. I wish I could have that icecream right away. Its great :)
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  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

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

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


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

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

  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.

  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. . . :)

  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 :)

  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!



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