Grab the old ice cream maker and get ready to enjoy delicious Rocky Road Ice Cream, bursting with marshmallows, chocolate chips, and pecans!Grab the old ice cream maker and get ready to enjoy delicious Rocky Road Ice Cream, bursting with marshmallows, chocolate chips, and pecans!

Who wants some Rocky Road Ice Cream? This yummy ice cream is a personal favorite of mine. It doesn’t matter if it is hot or freezing cold outside, I will always enjoy a scoop of this ice cream, if offered! Today I want to share a wonderful recipe for homemade rocky road ice cream. It tastes wonderful, and is easy to prepare.

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Time For Homemade Ice Cream

As the weather here in Oregon has begun to warm up, I’ve started getting excited to prepare homemade ice cream! There’s just something about enjoying a cold dish of homemade ice cream on a warm night!

I get inspired to drag out my trusty, beloved Cuisinart ice cream maker and get busy in the kitchen! It’s been fun making ice cream using this machine, because you do not need rock salt OR ice to freeze the ice cream. EASY PEASY!

This is the ice cream machine I used to make rocky road ice cream.

Why I LOVE Rocky Road Ice Cream!

I found this delicious recipe for homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream online at “Taste Of Home”.  The recipe sounded pretty “spot on”, so I decided to give it a try, and now it is one of my favorite homemade ice creams! Rocky road ice cream is a chocolate based ice cream, packed full of marshmallows, chocolate chips and pecans. Because of those yummy ingredients, it’s a real taste treat!

How Much Rocky Road Ice Cream Will This Recipe Make?

The original rocky road ice cream recipe makes just over 4 quarts (using a standard sized ice cream maker). Those are the ingredient quantities I have listed here in the printable recipe below.

When I made this rocky road ice cream, I simply halved the recipe to work in my smaller indoor ice cream maker. If you want to make the full recipe, simply refrigerate the extra until ready to freeze another batch later in the day or the next day!

The rocky road ice cream is now ready to eat!

Hope you enjoy making some great homemade ice cream this summer! It’s very simple to make, and is always a big hit with everyone who tries it! Have a great day, friends. Make it a GOOD one! Please come back soon for more delicious recipes.

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Rocky Road Ice Cream
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Grab the old ice cream maker and get ready to enjoy delicious Rocky Road Ice Cream, bursting with marshmallows, chocolate chips, and pecans!

Category: Ice Cream
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rocky road ice cream
Servings: 32 servings (4 quarts total)
Calories Per Serving: 407 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 9 ounces semi-sweet chocolate , chopped
  • 2.75 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1,5 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1.5 cups miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 6 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Mix the milk and half and half in a large saucepan. Heat until the mixture is 175 degrees (do not boil!).
  2. Add the chopped chocolate, sugar and salt to the cream mixture, then stir until the sugar dissolves and the chocolate has melted.
  3. Remove pan from heat and cool it off quickly. Do this by placing the saucepan carefully in a large bowl of ice water, and stirring the mixture for a couple of minutes. When the ice cream mixture has cooled completely, pour it into a large bowl.

  4. Stir in the remaining ingredients. (Note: If using a smaller Cuisinart like mine, add the remaining ingredients in during the last 5 minutes of freezing time!). Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (you want it cold!)

  5. When ready to make the ice cream, fill the cylinder of your machine 2/3 full. Freeze, according to the manufacturer's instructions for your ice cream maker. If you need to make this in two batches, cover bowl and refrigerate until you are ready to freeze.

  6. Once the ice cream has frozen, transfer it to a freezer container. Ice cream will need to "ripen" and firm up in your freezer for 2-4 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Rocky Road Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/2 cup per serving))
Calories 407 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 216mg6%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 785IU16%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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