Sunday, August 31, 2008

Dubba's Bumpy Road Ice Cream

Ok, actually I was taking a shot at making one of my favorite flavors, Rocky Road. Unfortunately, I hit a few 'bumps' along the way, and so I call my creation Bumpy Road instead. Actually, it's good, though I still haven't nailed the right consistency ...probably because I haven't cooked my ice cream yet, I'm still doing the cheater method.

Dubba's Bumpy Road Ice Cream Recipe
2 cups of half and half
2 tablespoons of cocoa
1/2 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of honey roasted peanuts
2/3(?) cup of melted marshmallow
**1/2 cup of 2% milk
**several squirts of Nesquik

I started off with the half & half, cocoa, and sugar. It wasn't tasting as sweet as I had hoped, so i added a few squirts of Nesquik and poured into into the Ice-20. After several minutes I realized the taste was not where I wanted, so several more squirts of Nesquik balanced with a half cup of 2% milk. I have the nagging feeling I've been adding too much sugar, so that's why I didn't head straight for the sugar (of course, Nesquik is just cocoa and sugar, so, not sure why I bothered going that way). While it was spinning, i split the peanuts into halves (when necessary) and prepped the marshmallow. Basically, you mix marshmallow with water and gently heat it in the microwave. I added too much water. I tried compensating with more marshmallow, but quickly ran out. At a while, I added in the peanuts and stopped the ice cream maker. At this point, I attempted to add the marshmallow but it just went everywhere. So I just mixed the whole thing together by hand to spread out the flavor.

Overall, I'm still pleased with the result. It grabs you as a nice chocolate with a smooth marshmallow aftertaste. As always, it gets my daughter's approval, and she's now working on her second serving (no worries, a serving is about 2/3 of a Dixie cup). I do love playing with marshmallow, and I will try it again 'til I get it right.

On Second Scoop: Yeah, I made a giant bowl of frosty again, didn't I? Oh well, live and learn. This batch didn't freeze well at all, but it gave me a thought: Maybe I should be using marshmallow in place of the sugar, not on top of it. So look forward to a marshmallow flavored ice cream with a peanut butter swirl, could be good!

Nutrition: 240/125/0.5/5

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