Friday, June 1, 2012

Celebrating National Rocky Road Day


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By Akindman

Ice cream tycoon William Dreyer invented this favorite ice cream flavor in 1929, at a time when ice cream was only vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. Dreyer chopped up some nuts, tossed in a few marshmallows, and gave his creation a fun name to cheer people up in the midst of a Great Depression. Ice cream has been the go-to cure for hard times and heartbreak ever since.
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National Rocky Road Day celebrates a dessert that is made of chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts. The most popular way that Rocky Road is served in the US is ice cream, and according to the Wikipedia it ranks 10th in popularity of flavors of ice cream. Celebrate today all you Rocky Road Ice Cream lovers with a few scoops of this crunchy and creamy concoction.

Sure look good...think I'll have a bite ...
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Rocky Road Ice Cream Recipe (Allrecipe.com)

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows

DIRECTIONS:
  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, cook and stir condensed milk and cocoa until smooth and slightly thickened, 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow to cool slightly. Stir in heavy cream, light cream, and vanilla. Refrigerate until cold.
  2. Pour mixture into the canister of an ice cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Stir in nuts and marshmallows halfway through the freezing process.

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