Rocky Road Ice Cream
Rocky road ice cream is one of the ultimate indulgent desserts. This version is heavy on the chocolate and packed full of nuts, fruit and marshmallows. You can dial up or down the add ins to your liking, it’s a really flexible recipe.
The version I have below is designed for those without an ice cream maker, but you can make the mixture below and then add it to the ice cream makers, as per your machine’s instructions.
250ml whipping cream
1 ½ tbsp. cocoa powder
125ml whole milk
75g caster sugar
3 egg yolks
35g mini marshmallows
50g dried fruit
50g blanched almonds
Add the cocoa powder and half of the whipping cream to a saucepan and whisk, whilst bringing to the boil.
Then turn down the heat and simmer for 1 minute, whilst continuing to whisk.
Pour the hot cream and cocoa mixture into a bowl and add the chopped chocolate.
Stir to dissolve the chocolate in the mixture and once dissolved, add the remainder of the cream.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks.
Put the whole milk and sugar into a saucepan and on a low heat, whisk these together.
Slowly add the egg yolks to the milk and sugar mixture – keep whisking.
Increase the temperature to a medium heat and switch your whisk to a spatula or spoon. Stir the mixture constantly until it thickens to consistency similar to a runny melted chocolate.
Once thickened, add the milk, sugar and egg mixture to the chocolate mixture and stir until cool. I put my bowl in a roasting tin of ice cold water as I was cooling it.
Allow to chill for about an hour in the fridge.
After an hour (or until the mixture is completely cool), pour the mixture into a container suitable for the freezer and close the lid.
For the next 4 hours, remove once an hour and stir with a fork.
After 4 hours, stir in the marshmallows, fruit and nuts and allow to set. I leave mine overnight and then the next day, you have wonderful rocky road ice cream.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. The results should produce a wonderfully creamy, chocolatey, fruity and nutty ice cream.
I’ve got the Ultimate Ice Cream set to give away to one lucky winner. The set contains a giant ice cream sharing bowl, chocolate grater, Thorntons milk chocolate smiles and mini marshmallows.
All you need to do is sign up to my Life Loving newsletter and you’ll be entered into the prize draw. You can get extra entries by sharing and liking the competition post on Facebook or retweeting it on Twitter. The competition will close on the 30th April. Good luck!
1. To enter you need to sign up to the Life Loving newsletter. You can get extra entries by sharing and liking the competition post on Facebook or retweeting the competition post on Twitter. 2. The competition runs until the 30th April 2016. 3. The prize consists of a Thorntons Ultimate Ice Cream set. 4. The prize is non-refundable, non-transferable, and has no cash alternative. 5. The prize draw is open to UK residents aged 18 years and over, except anyone professionally associated with the competition. 6. These Terms and Conditions are correct at time of being published but may be subject to change without notice.
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