“Hey You Guys!”
I can’t eat Rocky Road ice cream without thinking about The Goonies. If you’ve never seen this classic 80’s movie, then I’m sorry my friend but you missed out! You better add it to your must see movie list. Am I the only one who keeps one of those rolling in my head and if really important – on a note on my phone? I grew up watching The Goonies and like most folks my age, you know exactly what I mean when I say Truffle Shuffle! When I watch the movie, I’m instantly taken back to my childhood and movie nights with my mom and dad and brothers. We’d all be tucked in our cozy den watching something together. In the later years, we upgraded to a big screen TV so our TV was in the larger living room. That was also back in the day when you had a huge satellite that you had to manually input tell which direction to go. I remember there were all these weird satellite names and some channels were scrambled. That was when my brothers and I first saw MTV! The endless music videos and all those 80’s Hair Bands! I can still remember a very strange Genesis music video for Land of Confusion showing an animated character of Ronald Reagan. Ahh, so many memories! So The Goonies fits right in there with other favorite childhood movies. Maybe it’s not even all about the actual film, but just remembering those years as a kid and all the memories of my brothers and I growing up together. If you have kids and they’ve never seen it, it’s rated PG, but parental guidance standards were a little more relaxed then and it does have a few curse words throughout! So, just a heads up for younger viewers! As a kid, I didn’t focus on the language – I focused on the story, the amazing cave and underground treasure that the kids discover. I focused on the awesome characters and fuzzy feel good feeling you get at the end! “Goonies never say die!”
A few weeks ago, I decided to pull out the ice cream machine and make a couple batches of ice cream. I already shared the Homemade Vanilla with you, and this Truffle Shuffle was the second flavor I made. It’s basically Rocky Road with a little twist! I got the idea to make Rocky Road from my Allrecipes magazine and made a few changes to it to suit my taste and the name had to have something to do with The Goonies. One thing I love about ice cream is once you have the basics in there (cream, milk, sugar), you can add in whatever ingredients you like. You could serve the ice cream immediately while it’s still kinda soft and have a little ice cream toppings/stir in area and you have your own build your own ice cream buffet to please everyone. Maybe have a movie night watching The Goonies or whatever movie you like and make some of this ice cream!
Truffle Shuffle Ice Cream
Ingredients: Makes around 2 Qts
1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder. I only had dark for some reason, so I used about 1/4 C. I recommend using regular instead of dark.
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 C heavy cream
2 C half and half
1 TBS vanilla extract
1 1/2 C miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 C milk chocolate chips
Optional and highly recommended:
2/3 C sliced toasted almonds. You could use any other kind of nut if you prefer.
1/2 C cold strong brewed coffee
Chill your ice cream canister so it’s ready to go.
In a small pan, combine the cocoa powder and sweetened condensed milk. Whisk this together and heat over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring until smooth.
Remove from heat and pour the cocoa, sweetened condensed milk mixture into a large bowl.
Stir in the heavy cream, half and half, and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
At the last minute, I decided to add in the coffee so that’s why it’s not in the picture. I’m so glad I did! It works well with the chocolate and nuts in this recipe. Add in coffee if you are using it! Stir well.
Pour this into chilled ice cream canister and start to mix per your machine’s instructions.
Mix for around 15-20 minutes and then slowly add in the marshmallows, chopped nuts and chocolate chips.
Continue to mix for another 10-15 minutes until ice cream is soft, but starting to set. I like it to look like soft serve.
Enjoy right away if you want it soft, or transfer to a freezer safe container for an hour or so and then scoop it out and serve!