Vanilla Rocky Road Ice Cream

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 nonethelessI 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.

Happy Cooking!!!


5 from 1 vote

Vanilla Rocky Road Ice Cream

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword ice cream, dessert,
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking


  • 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


  1. Follow instructions for your ice cream maker.
  2. Freeze the canister for about one hour.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

  6. After the ice cream is done mixing, transfer it to freezer ready canister, preferably metal one for the best results.
  7. Mix in reserved chocolate chips and chopped pecans. 

  8. Cover and allow it to freeze for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.

Recipe Notes

You may add 1 tbsp. Dutch Cocoa or Instant coffee for an amazing flavor.


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