Thursday, August 20, 2015

Rocky Road Ice Cream

Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream - get the recipe at
This Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream is creamy chocolate and almond flavored ice cream loaded with chewy marshmallows, crunchy almonds, and flecks of chocolate. Ice cream is the perfect way to celebrate nearing the end of summer. (For those of us living in the desert, the end of summer is a serious reason to celebrate!) And as you already know, I can never have enough ice cream in my life.

For more awesome ice cream recipes, check out our current favorites!
Sean's choice - Spicy Chocolate Ice Cream
My choice - Lemon Ice Cream
Sam's choice - Apple Crisp Ice Cream
Ben's choice - Classic Vanilla Ice Cream or this Rocky Road!

Rocky Road Ice Cream
Yield: 5-6 servings
(printable recipe)

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 cup miniature marshmallows

Whisk together the sugar, cocoa, and salt in a medium-size saucepan. Add the cream and milk, stir, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat while stirring frequently. Lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate chips, vanilla, and almond extract. Stir to dissolve the chocolate. Let cool and then refrigerate for at least 6 hours, until cold.

Pour the chilled mixture into your ice cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. When it has finished churning, transfer to an airtight container, add the marshmallows and almonds and stir to combine. Cover and freeze until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Easy Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream - get the recipe at

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  1. I'm such a bum - I didn't make ice cream once this summer! I need to haul out my machine and make this -- today!

  2. This looks absolutely delicious, Mary. I love rocky road ice cream!!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

  3. Rocky Road ice cream is my favorite Ice cream thanks for sharing recipe I'm gonna try this very very soon Thank you!

  4. This looks so delicious! I'm a huge fan of ice cream but never tried a rocky road one, I must try it as it doesn't exist in France :-)

  5. "When it has finished churning", isn't the ice cream too stiff to "add the marshmallows and almonds and stir to combine?

    1. I've never had the ice cream be too stiff to stir in the add-ins after churning. If your machine creates an ice cream that stiff, you'll want to add them while it is still churning, just before it finishes.