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History of Rocky Road Ice Cream


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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 it's name?



Rocky Road Ice Cream History



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.



Rocky Road Ice Cream Today


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.


Traditional Rocky Road Ice Cream Recipe


Rocky Road Ice Cream   CD  DP  10mins plus cooling and freezing

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