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Rocky Road Ice Cream Recipe
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Rocky Road Ice Cream

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"Who doesn't love ice cream on a hot summer day? This creamy recipe is made even better with nuts and marshmallows."

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Original recipe makes 2 quarts Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    1 hr


  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, cook and stir condensed milk and cocoa until smooth and slightly thickened, 5 minutes. Remove from heat , and allow to cool slightly. Stir in heavy cream, light cream, and vanilla. Refrigerate until cold.
  2. Pour mixture into the canister of an ice cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Stir in nuts and marshmallows halfway through the freezing process.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 22, 2006

I used non-fat sweetened condensed milk and half and half instead of the heavy and light cream. Excellent!!...and that's coming from someone who's favorite ice cream is Baskin Robbins Rocky Road!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 29, 2006

Way too many marshmallows in this one. The ice cream itself was delicious though. We may try to add Fluff instead of marshmallows next time, have more a ribbon than fluffy flecks.

Dec 03, 2007

We love this ice cream. Since getting my ice cream maker last Christmas, I've discovered that we prefer ice cream made without eggs over the kind you make with eggs (more of a "custard"). The kind without eggs taste like Bryer's ice cream. This is, actually, better than Bryer's! I use chocolate covered almonds (like in Bryer's rocky road) in place of the pecans. An excellent chocolate ice cream by itself (with out nuts and marshmallows) and can be used as the base of any chocolate based ice cream. Try it, you'll love it!

Aug 01, 2006

Great Taste. I tried the marshmallow crème like someone else on here had suggested and it didn't work well. It stayed in one big hunk instead of swirling throughout the ice cream. Next time we will use mini-marshmallows. We used half and half instead of heavy cream to cut out some of the fat. Made the ice cream a thinner consistency, but after freezing it hardened up and tasted great. This recipe also makes a perfect amount of ice cream. I used my Kitchen aid ice cream maker.

Aug 05, 2009

I LOVE this recipe!!! I make it about 3 times a month, more if I have company. I replaced the heavy cream and light cream with fat free half and half, and the condensed milk with the fat free version. This makes a great ice cream base. I make mint chocolate chip (just the half and half, sweetened condensed milk, 1/2 tsp peppermint extract & shredded dark chocolate), chocolate peanut butter, chocolate chip cookie dough (using the cookie dough for ice cream (eggless) recipe from this site), and birthday cake flavor (by adding about 1c. white cake mix, dry, and gradually stirring in the hot condensed milk, then add in the half and half and vanilla). This recipe has so many possibilities! So easy to adapt to delightful guiltless fat free/ low fat ice cream. Perfect egg free ice cream, THANK YOU!

Oct 25, 2010

After a rocky start (no pun intended), the way this turned out was a pleasant and lucky surprise! As this was churning, it just didn't want to set up as it should and I thought I might be making a trip to the grocery store for the dessert I needed for dinner guests I was having tonight. Even tho' it wasn't nearly as firm or frozen as it should have been, I went ahead and added the pecans and marshmallows anyway, crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. I have no idea why, but several hours in the freezer later, it turned out just fine - smooth, rich and delicious with perfectly balanced chocolate flavor and level of sweetness. I served this in chocolate shells with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and an extra scatter of mini marshmallows and pecans. It was beautiful. And my guests were pleased. (I'll bet one would even have licked her plate if no one was looking)

Oct 09, 2003

I love rocky road ice cream but it is very hard to find in the grocery stores here in Toronto. I was a bit concerned with some of the reviews saying that this was not too chocolately but it turned out PERFECT. This is a great recipe. I adjusted the recipe to make 8 servings and used macadamia nuts instead of pecans because I didn't have any pecans or almonds in the house. I was a bit worried about heating the condensed milk and cocoa powder because it wasn't doing much on low heat but it turned out great. I added chocolate chips halfway through and the nuts and marshmallows closer to the end. I think I will put all the "bits" at the very end next time because I like chewy marshmallows.

Jan 18, 2006

Brilliant! For an American who is missing Rocky Road ice cream in a country that doesn't do Rocky Road, I LOVED IT! It is soooooooo rich and it was perfect. WONDERFUL chocolate flavor. I was hugely impressed! Not cheap for us to make however but well worth it. We don't have light cream in this country so I used milk and butter instead. I may try subsituting with evoporated milk in place of the heavy cream next time too. But definitely a keeper and it made my first time enjoyable and I look forward to making it again. Now should I share with my family????


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  • Calories
  • 254 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 53 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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