Rocky Road Ice Cream, Plus an ICE CREAM Recipe Round-Up

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There simply are no words for how amazing this ice cream tastes. It’s so simple; I mean, rocky road ice cream can be found in the freezer section of *any* grocery or convenience store in America, and I’ve never been blown away by any commercially made version. But this homemade version here really knocked my socks off. Like I said, there are no words….

And, since there are no words, and I’m on vacation, which means I’m too relaxed and lazy to try and find any, I’m just going to give you the recipe. But not before I give you a massive ICE CREAM RECIPE ROUND-UP!!! I’ve collected 75, yep – seventy-five – ice cream recipes from around the food blogosphere for your perusal. I think you’ll all find something in here that you like. Enjoy!!

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1. Absinthe Ice Cream – David Lebovitz
2. Apple Cider Ice Cream – Chocolate Moosey
3. Apple Pie Ice Cream – The Texan New Yorker
4. Avocado Coconut Ice Cream – The Homesick Texan
5. Banana Pancake Ice Cream with Maple Brittle – Foxes Love Lemons
6. Banana Pudding Ice Cream – The Texan New Yorker
7. Biscoff Ice Cream – Magnolia Days
8. Black Garlic Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream – girlichef
9. Blackberry Chip Ice Cream – What Megan’s Making
10. Blood Orange Ice Cream – The View from Great Island
11. Blueberry, Lemon and Thyme Ice Cream – Hip Foodie Mom
12. Blueberry Muffin Ice Cream – How Sweet Eats
13. Bourbon Apple Crisp Ice Cream – the Bojon Gourmet
14. Brown Bread Ice Cream – David Lebovitz
15. Brown Sugar Bourbon Ice Cream – The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
16. Butter Pecan Ice Cream – The Texan New Yorker
17. Buttermilk Ice Cream – Webicurean
18. Candied Cherry and Bacon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream – Chocolate Moosey
19. Cantaloupe Ice Cream – The Homesick Texan
20. Caramelized White Chocolate Ice Cream – David Lebovitz
21. Cardamom Ice Cream with Spiced Candied Pistachios – Savory Simple
22. Chocolate and Salty Peanut Butter Chunk Ice Cream – The Texan New Yorker
23. Chocolate Chip Coffee Ice Cream – Simply Scratch
24. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream – The Texan New Yorker
25. Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cream Pumpkin Marshmallow Ice Cream – How Sweet Eats

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26. Dark Chocolate Ice Cream – Baked Bree
27. Date, Rum and Pecan Ice Cream – Brown Eyed Baker
28. Dulce de Leche Ice Cream – Smitten Kitchen
29. Fennel Ice Cream – Smitten Kitchen
30. Fluffernutter Chip Ice Cream – How Sweet Eats
31. Fried Ice Cream – Brown Eyed Baker
32. Ginger Ice Cream with Honey-Sesame Brittle – Food 52
33. Grapefruit Curd Ice Cream – Savory Simple
34. Honey Lavender Ice Cream – The Homesick Texan
35. Kabocha Vanilla Chai Ice Cream – Food 52
36. Key Lime Pie Ice Cream – Good Life Eats
37. KitKat Ice Cream – Baked Bree
38. Lemon Speculoos Ice Cream – Chocolate Moosey
39. Lime Zest Ice Cream – girlichef
40. Malted Chocolate Ice Cream – The Texan New Yorker
41. Mango Ice Cream – What Megan’s Making
42. Maple Gingerbread Cookie Dough Ice Cream – Tracey’s Culinary Adventures
43. Mexican “Hot” Chocolate Ice Cream – The Texan New Yorker
44. Milk Chocolate Black Pepper Ice Cream – David Lebovitz
45. Mint Chocolate Cookies and Cream Ice Cream – The Texan New Yorker
46. Mint Julep Ice Cream – Simply Recipes
47. Nutella Brownie Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream – Cupcakes and Kale Chips
48. Nutella Swirl Ice Cream – What Megan’s Making
49. Oatmeal Raisin Ice Cream – Brown Eyed Baker
50. Peach Pecan Ice Cream – The Homesick Texan

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51. Peanut Butter Ice Cream  – The Texan New Yorker
52. Pistachio Nut Ice Cream – Brown Eyed Baker
53. Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream – Melanie Makes
54. Pumpkin Ice Cream – The Texan New Yorker
55. Red Velvet Ice Cream – Pale Yellow
56. Reisling Ice Cream – The Texan New Yorker
57. Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream – Take a Megabite
58. Roquefort-Honey Ice Cream – David Lebovitz
59. Salty Nuts Ice Cream – Spoon Fork Bacon
60. Shiner Bock Ice Cream – The Homesick Texan
61. S’Mores Ice Cream – The Texan New Yorker
62. Sorghum Syrup and Toasted Walnut Ice Cream – The Texan New Yorker
63. Strawberry Fennel Ice Cream – Food 52
64. Strawberry Ice Cream with Guajillo and Lime – The Homesick Texan
65. Strawberry Lemonade Ice Cream – Chocolate Moosey
66. Strawberry Pop Tart Ice Cream – Foxes Love Lemons
67. Strawberry Short Cake Ice Cream – Heather Christo
68. Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream – Confections of a Foodie Bride
69. Toasted Almond Fudge Ripple Ice Cream – Brown Eyed Baker
70. Thin Mint Cookie Ice Cream – Hip Foodie Mom
71. Tin Roof Ice Cream – The Texan New Yorker
72. True Mint Ice Cream – Foxes Love Lemons
73. Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Peanut Butter Brittle – The Texan New Yorker
74. White Chocolate Buttermint Ice Cream – How Sweet Eats
75. White Chocolate Habanero Ice Cream – Confections of a Foodie Bride

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Source: The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

Ingredients:
2 cups heavy cream
3 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
5 oz. semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, or a combination of the two, chopped
1 cup whole milk
¾ cup granulated sugar
Pinch of kosher salt
5 large egg yolks
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cups mini marshmallows
1 cup roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped

Directions:
Place 1 cup cream and the cocoa powder in a medium saucepan. Whisk to combine, then warm over medium-low heat for a few minutes. Once it is warm, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer at a very low boil for 30 seconds, whisking constantly. Remove from the heat and add the chopped chocolate, stirring until smooth. Then stir in the remaining cup of cream. Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl, scraping the saucepan as thoroughly as possible. Set a mesh strainer on top of the bowl.
Add the milk, sugar, and salt to the same saucepan and heat until warm. Do not boil. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks. Shut off the heat, then slowly pour about ½ a cup of the warm milk mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly. Then, also whisking constantly, pour the egg yolk mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining milk mixture.
Set the saucepan over medium-low heat and stir constantly until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. This will take around 5 minutes. Pour the custard through the strainer and into the bowl with the chocolate mixture. Stir until smooth, then add the vanilla. Let this cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally to avoid getting the skin on top. You can expedite this process with an ice bath.
Once it is cooled to room temperature, chill thoroughly in the refrigerator. Once chilled, churn in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. In the last 5 minutes of churning, add the marshmallows and peanuts. Let the ice cream maker incorporate them into the ice cream.
Transfer to a container and let it set up in the freezer for about 2 hours before serving.

5 Responses to Rocky Road Ice Cream, Plus an ICE CREAM Recipe Round-Up

  1. That is an impressive list my friend! Thanks for including me!

  2. Thank you for including me!! LOVE this round-up!!! yum!

  3. Thank you for including mine! This ice cream looks awesome–rocky road is my mom’s favorite–I’ll have to make this for her!

  4. SO many great ideas here. Cannot wait to break out my ice cream maker this summer and get started. Thanks so much for including a few of my recipes :)

  5. Texan New Yorker

    Thanks so much ladies, and thank you for the delicious ice cream recipes and links! I can’t wait to make more ice cream this summer too. :)

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