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Rocky Road
Ice Cream Recipe

Rocky road ice cream is consistently named one of America's most popular ice cream flavors. It's chocolate ice cream combined with marshmallows, chocolate chunks, and chopped nuts!

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Rocky Road Ice Cream Recipe

Philadelphia Style

rocky road ice cream Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 15 minutes and 30 minutes
Ice Cream Maker Time: Approximately 25-30 minutes
Makes: 1 1/5 quarts
Servings: Ten 1/2 cup servings

Ingredients:

1 cup milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/3 cup bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate (8 oz)
2 cups heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans or almonds
1/4 cup chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
3/4 cup mini marshmallows

Directions:
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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.

Stir chopped chocolate and sugar together.

Blend hot milk and chocolate together 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 min.

Pour mixture into your ice cream maker.

Mix about 20-25 minutes or according to manufacturer's instructions.

Add chopped nuts and chocolate chunks.

Mix in ice cream maker an additional 5 minutes.

Remove from ice cream maker and place in a storage container.

Stir in marshmallows immediately.

Enjoy!

Helpful Hint: For best results, freeze marshmallows before stirring into ice cream.

Rocky Road Ice Cream Recipe

Custard/Cream Style

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 1-2 hours
Ice Cream Maker Time: Approximately 25-30 minutes
Makes: 1 quart
Servings: Eight 1/2 cup servings

Ingredients:

2 oz (1/3 cup) unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups milk
2 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup chopped pecans or almonds
1/4 cup chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
2/3 cup mini marshmallows

Directions:
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Melt chocolate in a double boiler.

Slowly add cocoa powder, stirring until smooth.

Using a whisk, stir in milk. Stir until mixture is blended and smooth.

Remove from heat. Cool.

Meanwhile, beat eggs 1-2 minutes until they are light and fluffy.

Gradually stir in sugar and whisk for 1 minute.

Add heavy cream and vanilla extract.

Stir in cooled chocolate mixture.

Chill 1-2 hours until cold.

Pour this mixture into your ice cream maker.

Churn for 20-25 minutes or according to manufacturer's instructions.

Add chopped nuts and chocolate chunks.

Churn 5 more minutes.

Remove from ice cream maker and place in a storage container.

Stir in marshmallows immediately.

Enjoy your homemade ice cream!

Helpful Hint: Freeze marshmallows ahead of time so that when you stir them into your ice cream - the ice cream doesn't partially melt!



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