No-Churn-Rocky Road Ice Cream

by Alli

Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream is so easy to make. You don’t even need a churn!

A few years ago, I was in one of my get-rid-of-everything-I-never-use moods and I donated my seldom used electric ice cream churn. Of course, a few months down the road, I had a bright idea to make homemade ice cream.

It dawned on me that I didn’t have an ice cream churn. Duh! So, I made No Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream. This stuff is seriously good and so easy to make.

No Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream is my husband’s favorite. This faux ice cream is filled with chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and salted nuts. I could almost drink it before placing it in the freezer to harden, but I always make myself wait.

No Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream Waffle Cone

A few days ago, I made No Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream when the family came over and everyone raved about this delicious frozen treat.

My daughter asked if I’d make it for her birthday. Of course, I will. It’s so easy to throw together. I always make it the night before since it needs to freeze for at least five hours.

Not-So-Funny Story

My favorite ice cream scoop of all is the old one from Pampered Chef. (I’m not an affiliate of Pampered Chef. I just like their stuff). It’s filled with some type of liquid that enables you to scoop out frozen ice cream with ease.

However, it’s not dishwasher safe. No matter how many times I’ve begged and pleaded with my family to keep it out of the dishwasher, it somehow ends up there.

This past Sunday when all 16 members of my family were here for lunch, I had a make-your-own sundae bar for dessert. I served my homemade no churn Rocky Road Ice Cream and Blue Bunny Vanilla plus a pile of toppings.

When I grabbed my trusty ice cream scoop, this horrible black stuff came off the scoop and left tracks in the vanilla ice cream. Yuck! Glad it wasn’t the rocky road! I had to scrape away the top layer of the ice cream and the scoop had to die. It was time.

When I tried to find a replacement ice cream scoop, I saw that the Pampered Chef one had been recalled! What? Why didn’t I know? So, now I’m on the hunt for a new ice cream scoop and I’m looking at these.

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I like this ice cream scoop because it has a padded handle and comes in several cool colors. Plus, it’s under 10 bucks.

No Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream and Favorite Scoop

The ice cream scoop below is the mac daddy of all ice cream scoops. Developed by an aerospace engineer, the Midnight Scoop easily scoops through hardened ice cream.

It’s also designed to be easy on your wrist. According to the makers, this is perfect for children, the elderly, and those suffering from carpal tunnel, arthritis, and repetitive stress injury. I think I’m sold!

No Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream

Ingredients At A Glance – Full Recipe Card Down Below!

  •  sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.)
  • chocolate syrup
  • heavy whipping cream
  • mini marshmallows
  • mini chocolate chips
  • salted peanuts, chopped

How To Make No-Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream

In a small bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and chocolate syrup; set aside.

Syrup and Cream Mixture for No Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream

In a mixing bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in chocolate mixture, marshmallows, chocolate chips and peanuts.

How to Make No Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream
Transfer to a freezer-proof container and freeze for 5 hours or until firm.

Place No Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream in the Freezer

Remove from freezer 5 minutes before serving.

No Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream Is Ready

Yield: 1-1/2 quarts

No Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream

No Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream Waffle Cone

Rocky Road Ice Cream is easy to make and so delicious!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.)
  • ½ cup chocolate syrup
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ½ cup salted peanuts, chopped


  1. In a small bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate syrup; set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in chocolate mixture, marshmallows, chocolate chips and peanuts.
  3. Transfer to a freezer proof container and freeze for 5 hours or until firm. Remove from freezer 5-10 minutes before serving. Yield: 1-1/2 quarts

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 396Total Fat 30gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 69mgSodium 79mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 2gSugar 24gProtein 5g

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Delicious No Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream

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robin rue May 16, 2018 - 6:49 am

I have that weird Al song “I love Rocky Road” playing in my head right now LOL! Seriously, this sound amazing. I can’t wait to make it.

candy May 16, 2018 - 7:11 am

No churn is perfect and we love rocky road ice cream. Even think I have everything in the house to make this today.

Amber Myers May 16, 2018 - 8:16 am

Yes please. Homemade ice cream is my favorite. It tastes so much better than ice cream from a carton. I’ll have to make this over the summer with my kids.

Ashley May 16, 2018 - 8:23 am

No churn? That’s awesome and it looks delicious. Saving for later 🙂

Terri Steffes May 16, 2018 - 9:02 am

Like you, I adore my Pampered Chef ice cream scoop. I had no idea that they were recalled. Now I am in the market for an ice cream scoop! I like the second one the best.

Melissa Chapman May 16, 2018 - 9:20 am

I thought making ice cream was this involved process and was so scary, but this seems very easy to do and i will think of making this. It does look great and the kids will love it.

Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh May 16, 2018 - 9:26 am

I love making homemade ice cream! No churn is the best, because you don’t have to have an ice cream maker, or drag one out, if you do have one. I am forever at a battle searching for the perfect ice cream scoop. I had a really great one from Target, that wasn’t dishwasher safe, and of course, it found its way there, and the coating started flaking and peeling off. I’ll have to get one of these!

Tasheena May 16, 2018 - 10:22 am

I’m a huge fan of ice cream and I’m always looking for yummy easy ice cream recipes from my family.

Glamamom May 16, 2018 - 1:47 pm

I love that you can just pop this in the freezer! I need to try it for sure. And thanks for the scoop rec! I totally need a new one 🙂

Sarah Bailey May 16, 2018 - 2:21 pm

Oh my goodness this sounds absolutely AMAZING! I most definitely need to give it a try and hands up I really like the fact it is no-churn.

Carol Cassara May 16, 2018 - 10:46 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE ice cream, can you tell? I think it’s awesome to be able to make your own at home and this one looks SO good. It’s perfect for the summer and I can’t wait to make a batch!

Nancy at Whispered Inspirations May 17, 2018 - 12:36 am

OMG, this looks absolutely amazing. WOW, you made this? I need to try this!!!

Ricci May 17, 2018 - 2:19 am

I LOVE Rocky Road Ice Cream and I have always wanted to try this “no chin” method of ice cream making, it seems so easy! I definitely ned to try this!

angelina May 17, 2018 - 5:12 am

I wrote everything down on my iPad and I’ll be making this delicious ice cream for my dad and myself we love it.
Thanks for sharing.

Michelle Garrett May 17, 2018 - 8:25 am

1 – I should not know that it’s this easy to make rocky road ice cream at home.
2 – OMG! I think I have this ice cream scooper! Let me check on this recall. THANK YOU!
3 – This ice cream looks absolutely delectable. I’m already in ice cream heaven. It’s going to be a fun summer!

Kita Bryant May 17, 2018 - 2:45 pm

You had me at no churn! Rocky road is one of my all time favorites for sure.

Wendy Polisi May 17, 2018 - 2:46 pm

I need to try this recipe out. I love making ice cream creations!

Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place May 19, 2018 - 8:51 am

I have never made ice cream in my life, believe it or not. I have seen so many DIY ice cream recipes I want to try, but yours is going to be on top of my list now. Sounds easy and delicious!

blogger polri September 25, 2018 - 5:22 am

Great article.

Ben February 15, 2019 - 8:02 am

This looks so delicious. Its only breakfast time now but I will be thinking about this all day today. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


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