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Rocky Road Ice Cream

By September 15, 2014February 18th, 2023Uncategorized

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“Hi Maria – I purchased the keto plan from you last fall and while I read items from the package and some recipes, I never actually started on it until this week. I’m an avid follower and supporter of you and your recommendations/recipes, and recommend you to all of my friends.

However, to be honest, while I have stayed gluten free, I have fallen off the wagon with regards to carbs and sugar and eating way too much the past six months. I needed to make a change and finally started on the plan Monday. I’m happy to report that in 3 days – I’m down 4 lbs and feel awesome! I’ve never lost 4 lbs in three days even when I did the previous plan from you (my original plan was not the keto adapted ones). You are the only person that has made a difference in my health for the better consistently with the advice you offer. I love seeing your posts (health and family ones) every day. You make me motivated to be healthier!

My IBS symptoms and allergy reactions have all been dramatically reduced since my first meeting with you, even with my bad habits the last few months. Anyway, just wanted to say hello and thank you again for all you do!!! Jessi

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Rocky Road Ice Cream

“Dairy Queen I’ve missed you for the last 5 months;( . But when this arrived today , I said whoo hoo! Bring on the healthified chocolate/almond butter sugar free ice cream treats for the summer! No more missing the frozen tasty treats that I love so much!

Thanks Maria for letting us know the ice cream maker was on sale! I would spend more on blizzards and larger pants this summer then what this little beauty cost me! 50% off this awesome little kitchen toy! Happy DANCE!” -Lori

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Rocky Road Ice Cream


Rocky Road Ice Cream

Maria Emmerich
Servings 5


  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 cup Allulose
  • 1 cup organic heavy whipping cream IF DAIRY FREE: coconut milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 vanilla bean scraped clean from pod or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp Redmond Real salt keeps ice cream soft
  • 1/2 cup "healthified" marshmallow cut into 1 cm pieces
  • 1/2 cup Pecans/Walnuts/Macadamia Nuts
  • 1/2 cup "healthified" Chocolate cut into 1 cm pieces


  • In a medium saucepan place the egg yolks and natural sweeteners in to mix on high with a hand mixer. Whip yolks until light in color and double in size.
  • Stir in the whipping cream.
  • Place the saucepan onto medium heat on the stove and cook, stirring constantly (I used my hand mixer). Stir until thickened into a custard. Remove from heat and stir in the almond milk, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt.
  • Let cool completely (I cooled overnight...it was hard to wait!).
  • NOTE: I have skipped the cooking of the egg yolks into a custard for the ice cream (since I didn't want to wait for it to cool down) and it still works great, but you will have raw eggs in the recipe.
  • Place into your ice cream machine and watch the magic happen within 45 or according to your ice cream maker's directions.
  • Stir in chunks of "healthified" marshmallows, nuts and chocolate. Freeze until set. Makes 5 servings.


NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving) 1 cup
Traditional Ice Cream = 290 calories, 15g fat, 5g protein, 36g carbs, 1g fiber
"Healthified" Ice Cream = 228 calories, 20.5g fat, 4.82g protein, 4.28g carbs, 1.6g fiber
(81% fat, 8% protein, 7% carbs)


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“Hi Maria, I found out about you thru my sister and started looking into keto adapted life styles. I was intrigued right from the start, but have tried so many things that I was skeptical. Researched it diligently for about three weeks, bought your book Keto Adapted and read it cover to cover twice. Started making some changes during that time and lost 10 pounds during that three week period. Decided to commit fully and have lost another 10 pounds in two weeks. More importantly, I feel great. I am 58 and I have not had this much energy in years. I feel well rested and happy! My daughter and I have purchased your new cookbook and we are going crazy making the recipes. So far, they have all been delicious. Thank you so much Maria.” – Kay

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Rocky Road Ice Cream


Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Amanda Reed says:

    Oh my…. this is my favorite ice cream. I haven’t gotten around to an ice cream maker yet. It’s on my “want” list. But once I’ve got it, you can be sure I’ll be making this right away. mmmmm

  • Amie Sue says:

    You forgot to add the nutrients for the recipe Maria 🙂

  • Chris says:

    Can you provide the link to the marshmallows when you have time? Thank you!

  • Maria says:

    Hi. I just got a little machine. This is the 1st flavor I want to make, but I have a question first. Do I mix in the chunks of the goodies into the mix BEFORE adding the mix to the ice cream machine? The ‘healthified’ nutritional info went into cyberspace somewhere 🙂 Thanks for all you do Maria.

  • Sarah G says:

    Is the ice cream maker BPA free? Do you know if it will be on sale until Friday, payday?

  • sherry says:

    That’s a lot of carbs, considering such little fiber. Where do they come from?

  • Adrian says:

    Are you going to add the nutritional information after for the healthified version??

  • Ilisa Ailts says:

    You Rock! Is this really sweet? I have tried other ice creams and feel like I must be doing something wrong as it is just soooo sweet? Could I cut the sweetener down and still have it process correctly? Thanks Maria!

    • cemmerich says:

      Everyone is different for their detecting sweet with sweeteners. If it was a bit sweet before, I would cut down a bit.

  • Oh YUM! I wish I had an ice cream machine just for this recipe though. darn.

  • Donna says:

    Hi Maria…I thought we couldn’t use swerve for ice cream?? If we can, I can’t wait to try this! Thanks!

  • Debra says:

    Now THIS is the one I’ve been waiting for. Can’t wait to try it – thanks so much!

  • Janet t says:

    ok, I made this ice cream minus all the nuts, marshmellow and chocolate pieces and it was delicious! I can’t believe it.. I added 2 tbsp of the glycerin which I think kept it soft. I didn’t add all the swerve initially because I don’t like things sweet anymore… but I found that I did need to put that amount in that the recipe said to get the right sweetness and saltiness. I ending up adding some swerve while it was in the ice cream maker churning to taste and that was no problem at all doing that. THE ICE CREAM WAS DELICOUS maria. I can’t believe the flavor and how creamy it was. (I even bought the Cuisinart on craig’s list for a steal) who ‘s says we can’t do low carb or keto lifestyle on a budget. it was a lot cheaper than going out for ice cream that is for sure. thanks maria for a great recipe. (I also just blended everything in my blender and I did not heat it in my pot) the process was so easy. I know the lady I get the eggs from at my food coop so I wasn’t worried about the raw eggs.

  • Liz says:

    What are those squares of delicious-ness in the upper right of the photo. I don’t think I can make the ice cream without making those, too. Whatever they are….

  • lakshfox says:

    Hi Maria,

    Could you please do the nutritional info for the version using Just Like Sugar 🙂

    Huge fan of Keto-Adapated and starting your 90 day plan on Monday!


    • Maria Emmerich says:

      The Just Like Sugar would add a quite a bit to the carbs. 46g per serving, all fiber, but still can kick you out of ketosis if following my plans. So if you are following my plans, I would recommend Swerve. 🙂

      • lakshfox says:

        Thank you! I stirred in some coconut cream to add lots of fat and half-ed the serving size. Turns out to about 7g of carbs, not too terrible. But will definitely use swerve next time.

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