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Rocky Road Ice Cream

No Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream – The easiest rocky road ice cream recipe ever! Made with just 6 simple ingredients, this ice cream tastes so good!

No Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream

Rocky Road Ice Cream

Who else loves rocky road ice cream?! After making homemade vanilla bean and homemade chocolate ice cream the past few weeks, I wanted to experiment and try making more of my favorite ice cream varieties and up next was rocky road ice cream! So the thing about rocky road ice cream is that there are SO many different varieties with different nuts or base ice cream flavors.  I used a vanilla base and peanuts but I included instructions for how to make a chocolate ice cream base and other ways to customize the recipe to make it your own.

Make sure to leave yourself enough time before you plan on serving it, I like to make it a day ahead and let it freeze overnight so that no one ends up with a bowl of ice cream that didn’t set correctly.  The only other major pitfall is just make sure that you are using sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated milk! Seriously, evaporated milk will not work and this is a common mistake people make when making homemade ice cream.  Apart from that, this is such an easy recipe to make!

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Rocky Road Ice Cream

Common Questions About Making Rocky Road Ice Cream

What is rocky road ice cream?

Rocky road ice cream is a simple no bake, frozen dessert made with just 6 ingredients – heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, chocolate chips, peanuts, and marshmallows.  It is then frozen and served cold.

What does no churn mean?

No churn means that you don’t use a dedicated ice cream maker and that the recipe likely doesn’t contain eggs.  It’s an easier process for a home cook to master and be able to make without getting special equipment.

Can I make the ice cream base chocolate instead of vanilla?

Want to make a chocolate ice cream base? You will need

  • 4 ounces good quality chocolate (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

For step two of this recipe –

Heat the chopped chocolate in a small, microwave safe bowl until melted. Whisk in the sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder, and vanilla until well combined and smooth. Add the chocolate mixture to the whipped cream and fold it together gently – you don’t want to deflate it!

Can I use other nuts than peanuts?

Yes! Almonds are another popular choice for rocky road ice cream but pecans or walnuts would be tasty too.

What other ways can I customize this recipe?

As mentioned above, you can make a chocolate base for the ice cream or add in a swirl of peanut butter, marshmallow fluff (beware, this is a messy choice!), or chocolate sauce!

What other types of ice cream can I make?

There are so many different types of homemade ice cream to make! Some of my favorites include –

Rocky Road Ice Cream Recipe

What can I top chocolate ice cream with?

Some of my favorite ice cream toppings are –

No Churn Ice Cream

Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream

Yield: 10 Servings

Rocky Road Ice Cream

Rocky Road Ice Cream

No Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream – The easiest rocky road ice cream recipe ever! Made with just 6 simple ingredients, this ice cream tastes so good!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup peanuts (chopped)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  2. Fold in vanilla extract and condensed milk.
  3. Add the marshmallows, peanuts, and chocolate chips and fold gently to combine.
  4. Transfer to a plastic ice cream tub or loaf pan and freeze at least 4+ hours.
  5. Scoop out and enjoy with toppings of your choice.
  6. Store covered in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Notes

* Want to make a chocolate ice cream base? You will need

  • 4 ounces good quality chocolate (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

For step two of this recipe

Heat the chopped chocolate in a small, microwave safe bowl until melted. Whisk in the sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder, and vanilla until well combined and smooth. Add the chocolate mixture to the whipped cream and fold it together gently - you don't want to deflate it!

* Make sure you are using sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated milk.

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