A big hello all the way from Texas! *waves* We are currently in the middle of our Texas road trip, making our way from Austin to Houston. It has been such a fascinating experience exploring three amazing cities! And the barbecue is seriously out-of-this-world. Make sure you follow along on Instagram to keep up with my mouth-watering food adventures!
I’m sharing an easy recipe with you today for American Rocky Road Ice Cream. A little different to rocky road in Australia, this chocolate dessert is loaded with white chocolate coated almonds, mini marshmallows and a scattering of dark chocolate pieces. Excuse me, while I grab a doughnut and get ready to tell you more.
Ice cream has got to be one of the best desserts ever, am I right? We are pigging out on Ben and Jerry’s while we are over here. So many flavours to try and half the price! But it’s so satisfying to sit down to a bowl of homemade ice cream. Using condensed cream and whipped cream as the base, this no churn ice cream comes together in minutes with no need for an ice cream maker. If you have a bowl and a whisk, you can make this deliciously rich rocky road ice cream.
It has been pretty interesting driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road over here. First stop on our road trip tomorrow morning is a visit to Round Rock Donuts. Have you heard of them? They are famous for making a donut as big as your face. No really. It’s Texas sized. And today we visited Gourdough’s and tried their famous freshly baked fat hot donuts. Mine was smothered in Nutella and fresh strawberries. It was incredible to say the least!
American Rocky Road Ice Cream
Makes approximately 1 litre or 2 pint
1/2 cup white chocolate pieces
1/2 cup almonds
1 cup condensed milk
1/2 cup dark chocolate melts
2 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups thickened or heavy cream
1 cup mini marshmallows
1/4 cup dark chocolate pieces
Line a flat plate or tray with baking paper. Place the white chocolate into a small microwavable bowl and pop into the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds or until just melted. Add the almonds to the chocolate and mix until the nuts are completely covered. Pour the mixture out onto the prepared tray and spread out so the nuts are in one layer. Pop into the fridge to set.
Meanwhile, pour the condensed milk into a large mixing bowl. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave. Then whisk together the condensed milk, melted dark chocolate, cocoa powder and vanilla until combined. Gently fold in the whipped cream.
Remove the almonds from the fridge and gently break up the chocolate into small pieces. You can use a knife to cut the almonds into smaller chunks. Add the almonds, marshmallows and extra dark chocolate pieces to the cream mixture and gently fold to combine. Transfer into an airtight container and freeze for at least 4 to 6 hours or overnight.