Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Two of my Favorite Ice Creams Recreated at Home

I have two favorite ice creams Schwann's Rocky Road and a Cookie Dough Ice Cream my Grandparents-in-law took me to in Berkley.  I have been on a mission to recreate both since I can't get either where I live.  The thing I love about Schwann's Rocky Road is the marshmallow are not chewy pieces they are delightful ribbons of marshmallow.  Sooo good!
First, the Cooke Dough/Hot Fudge Ice Cream

Make Alton Brown's Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe found HERE.

At least 2 hours before you are going to mix the ice cream make up this cookie dough recipe:

5 Tbsp. brown sugar
6 Tbsp. sugar
4 Tbsp. butter softened
1 tsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. whole milk
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or chocolate chips chopped up
1 1/4 cups flour

Mix up and roll in waxed paper.  Freeze. 

Also sometime before you make the ice cream make some hot fudge sauce or buy some.  I like this recipe.  Make sure it has time to cool off before you add it to the ice cream.

When your ice cream is almost done chop up your cookie dough into bite sized pieces and add to your ice cream.  If it won't fit that's okay!  Mine wouldn't so I came up with a different plan.

Get the container you are going to put your ice cream in and put a layer of vanilla ice cream and then sprinkle on some cookie dough pieces, then pour on some hot fudge (not hot though).  Then some more ice cream, cookie dough, fudge, repeat until you are out of ice cream.

If your ice cream maker is like mine and its hard to get all the ice cream out.  Never fret.  Sprinkle in some cookie dough and hot fudge into the bowl and let your kids go at it.  They will scrape it clean.  And you can help... or you can sneak off to your room and scrape it clean yourself.

I would never do that of course.... *cough.

Your ice cream should firm up overnight and be amazing in the morning.  Not that you should eat it for breakfast! 

Next up.... Rocky Road Ice Cream

First make Alton Brown's Chocolate Ice Cream found here.    Then either make your own chocolate covered peanuts or buy some.  You will also need Marshmallow Fluff.

When the chocolate ice cream is almost done add the chocolate covered peanuts.

Then layer the ice cream into its container with marshmallow fluff.

Freeze overnight to harden up.

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