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Saturday, April 01, 2006

ROCKY ROAD ICE CREAM

This recipe is for my sister who is a chocolate lover at heart.
3 cups milk
3 cups half and half cream
9 squares (1 ounce each)semisweet chocolate
2-3/4 cups sugar
3/4 tsp salt
6 cups heavy whipping cream
3 cups miniature marshmallows
2 1/4 miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
6 tsp vanilla extract
In a large saucepan,combine milk and half and half;heat to 175. Add chocolate,sugar and salt; stir until chocolate is melted and sugar is dissolved.
Remove from the heat. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 min. Cool completely. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for 30 min.
Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two thirds full; freeze according to the manufacturers directions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze, stirring before freezing each batch.
Allow to ripen in ice cream freezer or firm up in the refrigerator freezer for 2-4 hours before serving. Yield:about 4 1/2 quarts.

5 comments:

countrygal said...

Now doesn't this get you in the mood for summer? I like my ice cream in a waffle cone best. How do you like yours?

Denise Shoobidoo said...

I was just wondering what an ice cream freezer is. Can this delicious recipe be made without one?

countrygal said...

Hmm,I don't know. It doesn't seem like it. I never tried this one I was just going through recipes and this one made me think of you. Does anyone else know what an ice cream freezer is?

MomB said...

I'm guessing it's an ice cream maker machine. Denise, didn't you used to have one? Something I've always wanted, but never bought. It might be worth buying one just to try out this recipe!!

countrygal said...

Thanks momb-I have one of those. I got it for a wedding present and can you believe 2 years later we still havent used it?