With Summer knocking on our doors, I thought to start testing ice cream recipes. I got to tell you that it has been a dream to make ice cream, and every year I just go the easy way out – drive to the store and buy a couple of different ice creams. It is also a cheaper way to buy the store-bought, but I the quality and the taste will never match homemade.
So my husband and I started to experiment with different flavors. Actually I was quite surprised that he was so willing to test the recipe with me, but nonetheless, I was really excited to have 2 more hands to help me produce the best tasting ice cream.
This is not overly sweet ice cream, and this is not your regular rocky road… I guess, we all know chocolate rocky road but I wanted to have rich, delicious, chocolaty vanilla ice cream and that’s exactly what we got here. My kids were happy as much as we were so I wanted to share this recipe with all of you, and maybe you guys will try making your own as well.
I hope you guys like this recipe, and if you do happen to make it please tag me on Instagram @sandraseasycooking and use hashtag #sandraseasycooking so I am able to see your delicious creations and share with my readers as well.
Vanilla Rocky Road Ice Cream
- 4 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 cups Half-and-Half Cream
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 tbsp. Vanilla Extract
- 2 cups Chocolate Chips (or crushed Chocolate Bar) split in half
- 2 cups Pecans split in half
- 2 cups Mini Marshmallows
- Follow instructions for your ice cream maker.
- Freeze the canister for about one hour.
- Using heavy duty blender or food processor, blend or crush for about 20-30 seconds or until crumbly 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1 cup of pecans. Add this to the cream mixture below.
- In the large bowl combine all the ingredients together; set aside marshmallows, 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1 cup of pecans for later use.
- Pour the mixture in the frozen canister, set it, add ice cubes with salt around the canister and allow ice cream maker to make ice cream. I have old fashed ice cream maker and let it mix for approximately 40 minutes before stopping.
Why is important to add salt to ice when making ice-cream? Read here
- After the ice cream is done mixing, transfer it to freezer ready canister, preferably metal one for the best results.
Mix in reserved chocolate chips and chopped pecans.
- Cover and allow it to freeze for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.
You may add 1 tbsp. Dutch Cocoa or Instant coffee for an amazing flavor.