Saturday, August 16, 2008

Homemade Rocky Road

Rocky road is hubby’s favorite flavor. I made the base the night before and let it refrigerate over night. I got my base recipe from It sort of tastes like a cup of chocolate milk, it is a light color not a dark brown as you might expect.

Old Fashioned Cocoa Ice Cream
about 1 1/2 quarts

1/4 cup powdered unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 water
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups half and half (I used 2 cups cream and 2 cups whole milk)
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla

Whisk the cocoa, sugar, water and salt together in a 2-quart saucepan. Heat over medium heat until boiling then simmer for 2 minutes. Whisk in the half and half and heat just until bubbles appear around the edges. Pour a cup of the cream mixture into the egg yolks and whisk until tempered, then add back into the pan. Cook, stirring constantly, over low-medium heat until it reaches a temperature of 170F. You may want to stain it before refrigerating in case you have a few random bits of egg.

Chill overnight and then process in an ice cream maker.

It took about 30 min to reach a nice smooth and thick consistency and then I added the marshmallows and you can add chocolate chips or mini chips or almonds at this point.

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