Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts Rocky Road Ice Cream 3.54 from 15 votes Create a Profile! × Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Jump To Video Save Recipe Learn how to make Rocky Road Ice Cream with rich chocolate, toasted almonds and marshmallows for a homemade ice cream treat that's tough to beat. By Gemma Stafford | July 3, 2017 | 23 Last updated on November 11, 2019 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! One of the boldest ice cream flavors around is Rocky Road! Who doesn’t love the classic combination of rich chocolate ice cream, crunchy toasted almonds and sweet fluffy marshmallows? We all know and love this childhood favorite but the truth is this flavor is for everyone. My recipe for Rocky Road Ice Cream is over the top. It’s updated and made more complex in flavor by using good quality ingredients. My Rocky Road starts like any good homemade ice cream with a rich custard base. Eggs yolks, cream, milk and sugar are mixed with rich cocoa powder and melted chocolate. The chocolate is enhanced by vanilla extract and a healthy pinch of salt creating a flavor that is almost naturally malt-like. After the chocolate base churns for a bit in my KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker attachment I add in all the good stuff and I do not skimp. A healthy dose of crushed, toasted almonds and mini marshmallows get mixed throughout before this sets up in the freezer. Because I make a lot of ice cream I’m a huge fan of Tovolo’s Glide-A-Scoop Ice Cream Tubs. They are really well insulated so they keep your ice cream free of freezer burn. Also the shape allows you to get the perfect scoop of ice cream. All of these textures and flavors come together to create a super rich ice cream with loads of flavor in every bite. You must give this Rocky Road Ice Cream a try! I created this recipe for The Inspired Home website. It’s a place where I go to find out what new products are coming out along with tips and fantastic recipes. The Inspired Home’s mission is to inspire, inform and encourage you to make your house into a home, lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle and to create moments to celebrate and connect with your friends and family. Try These Recipes! Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream For BreakfastCreamy & Classic Chocolate Malt12 Best Ice Cream Recipes (No-Churn, No-Machine)Strawberry Soda Ice Cream Float Watch The Recipe Video! Play Rocky Road Ice Cream Recipe 3.54 from 15 votes Print Recipe Add to Favorites Loading… Learn how to make Rocky Road Ice Cream with rich chocolate, toasted almonds and marshmallows for a homemade ice cream treat that's tough to beat. Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 2 pints Dessert Chocolate Saucepan Prep Time 20 minsCook Time 10 minsTotal Time 30 mins Learn how to make Rocky Road Ice Cream with rich chocolate, toasted almonds and marshmallows for a homemade ice cream treat that's tough to beat. Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 2 pints Ingredients 1 cup (8floz/225ml) heavy cream2 cups (16floz/450ml) whole milk3 tablespoons cocoa powder3/4 cup (4 ½ oz/128g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1 teaspoon vanilla extract¾ cup (6oz/170g) sugar5 egg yolks1/2 teaspoon salt2 cups (4oz/114g) mini marshmallows1 cup (5oz/142g) toasted almond, chopped Instructions In a medium saucepan, add the cream, milk, cocoa powder and chocolate. Whisk to blend the cocoa powder and there are no lumps. Bring mixture to a simmer and heat until the chocolate has melted. Remove from the heat and add in the salt and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.In a separate bowl, whisk the yolks and sugar together lightly. Slowly pour the warm chocolate, milk mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly, then pour the mixture back into the saucepan to cook.Constantly stir the mixture over medium heat, scraping the sides and bottom. The mixture will begin to thicken and coat your spatula. Remove immediately and pour through the mesh sieve into the chocolate mixture.Place the bowl over an ice bath to cool and then place in the refrigerator to chill thoroughly (approximately 30 min - 1 hour).Pour mixture into ice cream maker according to the manufacture’s instructions. Churn for 20-25 minutes.Meanwhile at the end of the churning process (when it looks like soft serve ice cream) add in your chopped almonds and mini marshmallows.Turn off your ice cream machine, remove bowl from mixer and pour into an air-tight freezer safe container. Cover and freeze for a minimum of 4-6 hours before serving.Cover and store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 8 weeks. Get the full Rocky Road Ice Cream recipe on the The Inspired Home website.