Rocky Road Ice Cream

It’s getting hot here in Ohio and with the heat comes nasty humidity, which means some sweltering afternoons. So, for the second installment of my Clean Out the Pantry series, I decided to make something to alleviate the heat – Rocky Road Ice Cream!

I adapted a recipe from allrecipes to fit what I had in the pantry and fridge. This ice cream came out surprisingly delicious, in fact I think it may be my favorite so far, but I am a huge marshmallow fan!! The ingredients are super simple and I guarantee that many of you bakers have most, if not all the ingredients on hand.

I think you could toss any number of random pantry items in this ice cream and make it even more amazing. Think coconut, dried cherries, pecans… oh the possibilities! Now, get in your kitchen, clean out your pantry and make something delicious!!!

Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

Rocky Road Ice Cream


1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cup 2% milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
1 cup miniature marshmallows (more for garnish if you desire)


1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, cook and stir condensed milk and cocoa until smooth and slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

2. Remove from heat , and allow to cool slightly. Whisk in heavy cream, milk, and vanilla.

3. Refrigerate until cold.

4. Pour mixture into the canister of an ice cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. Stir in nuts, chocolate chips and marshmallows halfway through the freezing process.

adapted from allrecipes


10 Responses to “Rocky Road Ice Cream”

  1. Maria — June 22, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I love all of your photos. Ice cream is hard to shoot and this looks amazing! Great flavor choice too!

  2. Tracey — June 22, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Yum, that looks and sounds so good! I'm a big fan of marshmallows too so I will give this a shot next time I have some on hand.

  3. pinkstripes — June 22, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Sounds wonderful! I love clean out your pantry recipes.

  4. Eliana — June 22, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Everything about this looks dessert looks picture perfect. Great job!

  5. Jennifer — June 22, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Wow, awesome ice cream!!!! So simple yet decadent looking!!

  6. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] — June 24, 2009 at 2:41 am

    I lovee marshmallows, so this seems perfect! I wish I had a spoon right now, I just want to dig in!

  7. Karen @ Mignardise — June 24, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Great idea – it looks so creamy and chocolaty. Can't wait to try it.

  8. Melis — July 31, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    I made this last week, and am making more tonight. It is so so so delicious! Thanks for the recipes!

  9. Gayathri Babu . G — November 6, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Looks so tasty! Loved it!!

  10. Niya — November 6, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Looks so delecious!!

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