History of World Cuisines
Rocky Road ice cream is one of the all
time favourites in the US and has gained popularity in many
other countries. But what exactly is it and how did it get
Rocky Road Ice Cream
Before the birth of Rocky Road ice cream, in
the US most ice cream were made in three flavours – vanilla, chocolate,
and strawberry – and ice cream was always served as sundaes.
In 1929 William Dreyer who was in business with his partner sweet-maker Joseph
Edy, added walnuts (later replaced with almonds) to their chocolate
ice cream and apparently, using his wife’s sewing scissors, also cut
marshmallows into bite-sized pieces which were also added, thus making the first
batch of Rocky Road.
This was during the Great Depression in the US, so Dreyer
and Edy picked a name which they thought would give people something to smile
about in the face of the current hardships. Rocky Road became America’s first
blockbuster flavour and remains one of the best-selling ice creams of all time.
Today, Rocky Road ice creams can be bought which are made
with vanilla ice cream, or with the addition of other ingredients such as
chocolate chips, fudge, caramel or biscuits.
Rocky Road Ice Cream CD DP
10mins plus cooling and freezing