I received a free copy of the No-Churn Ice Cream Cookbook: Over 100 Simply Delicious No-Machine Frozen Treats by Leslie Bilderback. All giddy ice cream opinions are my own.
Homemade NO CHURN Rocky Road Ice Cream bursting with marshmallows, roasted almonds and chocolate chips enveloped in rich chocolate ice cream swirled with chocolate sauce. Hello Lover!
Thanks to the No-Churn Ice Cream Cookbook: Over 100 Simply Delicious No-Machine Frozen Treats by Leslie Bilderback, I made, loved and devoured my first ever NO CHURN – NO ice cream maker – homemade ice cream.
Before my homemade No Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream, I always thought I needed an ice cream maker to make homemade ice cream or that it would be difficult or that it wouldn’t be as good as store bought.
I was wrong.
In the No-Churn Ice Cream Cookbook, Leslie explains that the air normally incorporated into ice cream by churning in an ice cream machine is instead achieved by whipping heavy cream and the classic custard is replaced by sweetened condensed milk to produce irresistible, homemade no churn ice cream every time. The book also includes recipes for gelatos, sorbets and sherberts. With these basic recipes and techniques (and not so basic recipes such as Orange Flower Water-Almond Ice Cream), you can customize any recipe with nuts, syrups, candy or any other add ins you can dream up. Its like your very own Cold Stone – without paying for all the extra add ins – SUCH a fun family/friend/date night!
I chose to adapt the book’s classic chocolate ice cream recipe to create my favorite ever ice cream – Rocky Road. I adore Rocky Road so much that I never buy it because it will call to me – nay, scream to me until its gone – eat me! Eat me! Eat me! And as soon as I made this homemade Rocky Road ice cream, it proceeded to to do just that. And I don’t blame it. I actually thank it. Sorry Patrick. More decadent Triple Chocolate Rocky Road for me.
I am a Rocky Road ice cream connoisseur and this Rocky Road was some of the best – if not the best – I have ever had. So if you like chocolate ice cream, or marshmallows, or nuts even just a little, your taste buds will go crazy for this Rocky Road. Its rich, creamy, chocolaty, packed with goodies in every bite and is sure to satisfy your Rocky Road cravings – or make you crave it more.
It stars by adding bittersweet chocolate and semisweet chocolate to hot milk and swirling to melt the chocolate then stirring in the sweetened condensed milk, marshmallows, roasted almonds and chocolate chips along with some cocoa powder, lemon juice and vanilla.
You then whip heavy cream until soft peaks form then fold them together. That’s it! Well almost…
You then proceed to swirl in chocolate sauce (I used my 5 Minute Silky Chocolate Sauce) so every bite is triple the chocolate delicious.
If you want to add in peanut butter chips, or any other sort of guilty pleasure, feel free! You CANNOT mess this ice cream up with add ins as long as you follow the basic ice cream recipe. Same goes for all of the recipes in the No-Churn Ice Cream Cookbook such as the vanilla ice cream, mint chip ice cream, caramel ice cream – the possibilities are ENDLESS!
And so is Kiwi’s disappointment that she couldn’t have any Rocky Road ice cream. Don’t worry Kiwi, its vanilla inspired next time.
You are going to be seeing a lot more ice cream from me. A lot. Any requests???
In the meantime, start with this decadent Homemade No Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream and the over 100 other recipes in the No-Churn Ice Cream Cookbook. You will never want to buy ice cream again.
Adapted from the No-Churn Ice Cream Cookbook
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