I have said this before but it’s as true now as the last time I said it, you can’t buy good ice cream here.
But I think that could be said for most places these days. I mean, is it just me or do the ingredient lists keep getting longer with gibberish that no one understands? Maybe we just notice it more here because there are fewer poor-quality choices than in bigger cities.
It’s pretty hard to find good quality ice cream anywhere unless you either, find a small ice cream parlor that makes it fresh daily, or you make it at home. So far, the best we’ve found locally was from this small shop that’s only open during the summer when all of the tourists are here. For the most part, everyone clears out in the winter and only the locals are left so there isn’t enough business for these little shops to stay open. Which means if we want quality ice cream in the winter the only option is to make it.
Oh and speaking of summer crowds, that reminds me, the food truck craze has made it’s way down to Chile and it seems to be getting more and more popular. My sisters and I had tons of fun just browsing by all of them last summer when we would go biking, and there was a surprisingly large variety of them too. Some friends of mine keep telling me that I need to have a food truck this summer and I absolutely love the idea, but it’s kind of just a pipe dream at this point. I don’t know if I would even have enough time between now and then to get everything ready. I’ve been contemplating it though. How cool would ‘Gringalious’ look plastered in bold letters across a big truck!
But summer and food trucks aside, we’re all here for this ice cream. In my days of eating ice cream all the time, my favorite flavor was rocky road. Not just any rocky road though, it had to be a specific brand. You see, I’m not a huge fan of actual marshmallows in it, the one I loved had chocolate covered almonds and this creamy marshmallow swirl instead that was way better. I’ve been wanting to recreate it since we moved but for some reason it has taken me until now to actually do it.
What matters is that I finally did do it and it’s awesome! I made it a no-churn version because, first of all, I’ve been on a no-churn kick lately and, secondly, my ice cream maker is stupid and I never seem to remember to put it in the freezer until it’s too late. Besides, who needs an ice cream maker when you can have great ice cream without one?
So this is probably my favorite no-churn ice cream ever and that’s mostly due to the marshmallow swirl in it. It may seem complicated but it’s really very easy once you try it and I know you guys can do it, but if you’d prefer to do mini marshmallows then feel free. Have fun with it. It’s so much more enjoyable to eat ice cream when you’ve put extra love into it and you can make it your own.