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Rocky Road Ice Cream

My daughters always want to put this ice cream in cones just like the ice cream shops do. We especially like the marshmallows, chocolate chips and chopped pecans. Sometimes we even add extra chips on top...and whipped cream, too. -Dale Langford Atwater, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + cooling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing
  • Makes
    about 4-1/2 quarts

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 cups half-and-half cream
  • 9 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2-3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2-1/4 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 6 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine milk and half-and-half; heat to 175°. Add chocolate, sugar and salt; stir until chocolate is melted and sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
  • Quickly transfer to a large bowl; place bowl in a pan of ice water. Stir gently and occasionally for 2 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. (Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze.) Transfer ice cream to freezer containers, allowing headspace for expansion. Freeze 2-4 hours or until firm. Repeat with remaining ice cream mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 340 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Jessica
    Aug 6, 2019

    This makes an insane amount of ice cream. Made half this amount and it still wouldn’t fit in my ice cream maker. It’s also extremely, tooth achingly sweet. Would have been better with much less sugar.

  • Carolgrace
    May 19, 2010

    This is my families favorite ice cream recipe of all time. I make other yummy flavors but if given a choice, they will chose this Rocky Road Recipe EVERY time. Carol Johnson, Omaha, NE