An American classic! Rich, chocolate ice cream with lots of marshmallow pillows and pieces of roasted almonds. Who doesn’t love the perfect combination of chocolate, chewy marshmallows, and crunchy nuts?
Rocky Road has long been one of Umpqua Ice Cream’s favorites. One story has it that Rocky Road ice cream was originally created by William Dreyer in Oakland, Calif., in 1929. He used his wife’s sewing scissors and cut up marshmallows and walnuts, which would later be replaced by toasted almonds. After the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the ice cream’s name of Rocky Road was given “to give folks something to smile about in the midst of the Great Depression.”
Umpqua Dairy and its customers have definitely been smiling about this great flavor!
Did you know? June 2nd is the official “Rocky Road Day”? Also, Australians add jam to their rocky road ice cream, and Brits add cherries and raisins. Interesting!
Inspired by http://www.goodhousekeeping.com
For the cake, you’ll need: 2 pints Umpqua Dairy Rocky Road Ice Cream, softened; 14 chocolate sandwich cookies; 2 cups miniature marshmallows; and 1 cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped. For the fudge sauce, you’ll need: 1 cup heavy whipping cream; 3/4 cup sugar; 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate; 2 tablespoons light corn syrup; 2 tablespoons butter or margarine; and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.