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Rocky Road? More Like a Decadent Street

Recipes, Family, CelebrationsJulie Stanley1 Comment

Nothing beats Bluebell ice cream except for one thing, homemade! I don't think summer would be summer without a bowlful of the best ice cream there is. With Bluebell's hiatus, though, it's been a sad summer for bowls and spoons alike. . 

Years ago I remember a July 4th celebrated in Lubbock where the brisket was hot, the barbecue sauce was smooth, and the ice cream was on point. It was Rocky Road and I'll never forget how good it was. So good in fact that we had spoon wars over a second helping. Don't believe me? The proof is in the pictures. 

Sisters draw their weapons of choice (July '03/'04)

Sisters draw their weapons of choice (July '03/'04)

Opposing sides took a stand against one redheaded fiend who snuck in for the grab. 

Drop the bowl and step away from the counter! This bowl is ours! 

Drop the bowl and step away from the counter! This bowl is ours! 

You had to be really stealthy to sneak a bite of someone else's bowl when your's ran out. Not always easy, but our Uncle Bryan was the master. All you had to do was get Mom talking and he's sneak several bites in before she'd even notice!

The battle of the bowl begins...Mom and her brother, Bryan, tete-a-tete for the last serving. 

The battle of the bowl begins...Mom and her brother, Bryan, tete-a-tete for the last serving. 

No worries, we all survived those summer ice cream wars and lived to eat another bowl. I have to say, if it weren't for Aunt Diana and Uncle Bryan for sharing the deliciousness that is homemade ice cream, particularly Rocky Road, I might have missed out what could possible be the best summer dessert ever. 

Grandma's recipe shared with the family has become an edible memory we've all thought of with lip smacking delight. It's been too long since we've dished it out, so I thought it was high time we break out the ice cream maker again. A couple months ago I asked my Aunt Diana to come help whip up a batch and y'all. It was amazing. Actually, "amazing" is a TOTAL understatement. It was FANTASTIC!

If you've got an ice cream maker and some time on your hands, here's the recipe. Good gravy, you won't be sorry. Just make sure you take a picture after you serve it up. We, uh, we kinda forget to capture the process because we were too busy savoring each bite. 

A huge group of family came to have dinner with my folks and come see Crazy For You the last weekend it was open. This was the perfect time to whip up a batch to share! 5 quarts of ice cream was plenty enough with tons to spare, let me tell you. It was so rich, so decadent, we all wanted another bite but just couldn't handle another spoonful. I think it's safe to say that this recipe will probably be busted out again next summer! 

What's your favorite ice cream flavor?