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June 2, 2009

Ice Cream Week: Almost Rocky Road

Almost Rocky Road

I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of Rocky Road. I like the components, and I even like the components together in another form, but in ice cream it just isn't my thing. So I set out to make a Rocky Road type ice cream, all while switching things up a bit and I was very pleased with the result!

The main change to this is cashews in place of almonds. I also deviated from your standard marshmallow, to something a little more adventurous. The end result is a chocolately, marshmallowy, cashewy bite of goodness! Sometimes it's fun to switch things up!


Note: This recipe is designed to fit this ice cream maker. You could easily double or triple it or whatever to fit in a larger machine.

What You'll Need:
1 - 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
1 pint of heavy cream
1 cup of cocoa
1/2 cup of organic cane sugar
1 cup of cashews, chopped fine (Note: You can use raw, dry roasted, etc. What ever you have on hand works. I used some that were roasted with sea salt.)
1 - 10 ounce container of Suzanne's Ricemellow Creme (Note: This stuff is AMAZING! If you can't find this you can use regular marshmallow cream. I was looking for something without high fructose corn syrup when I came across this alternative.)

In a large bowl whisk together sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, cocoa and sugar until smooth. Once mixed stir in cashews. Add mixture to the bowl of your ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.

When the ice cream reaches the soft serve stage drop 1/4th of the container of Ricemellow Creme into the freezer as it turns. It should mix fully into the ice cream.

Once the Creme is fully mixed in remove ice cream to a plastic container and place dollops of Ricemellow Creme on the top of the mixture:

Almost Rocky Road: Ready to Swirl

Swirl the dollops into the ice cream with a spoon until nice little trails of Ricemellow Creme are throughout the entire mixture:

Almost Rocky Road: Marshmallow Swirled

Serve immediately or store in the freezer until ready to serve.

Notes: This didn't really harden up to be a really firm ice cream. The consistency was sort of that of a giant marshmallow. It was fabulous though!

Posted by Dianne at June 2, 2009 1:03 PM

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I don't like the nuts in regular Rocky Road, but cashew are one of my favorites. Great idea!

Posted by: Di at June 7, 2009 11:13 AM

Cashews are my favorite nut. Lex likes them too! I think it was good that they were chopped fine too...You gut just a bit of nut, instead of a huge frozen chunk of nut.

Posted by: Dianne at June 7, 2009 2:45 PM

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