Rocks in my road….

Parents are always telling you things growing up. Lessons they have learned in hopes that it will sink into your head. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t. I’d like to think that for the most part it sunk in, though the budget part took me awhile. I mean, who saves up money just in case the car needs repair? Certainly not a 22 year old in need of new boots! Too bad my transmission needed a complete overhaul! Yikes. Live and learn, and so I did. I also ate Ramen Noodles for 3 months to pay for it.
One thing my parents drilled into me is that it is always the stuff that you are unprepared for that gets ya. I guess that is what happened to me last week, something that I was not prepared for me sidetracked me. Nothing bad or life altering mind you, but something that I definitely was not expecting (no there is no baby on the way…that would fall under the life altering category). I really don’t want to go into it as it really isn’t worth it, it just gave me a few more bumps in my road.
Which is why when rice pudding was our choice this week for TWD I decided to make it Rocky Road flavored. I did use Dorie’s method of parboiling the rice first. Which I am not sure is totally necessary but it is always nice to try new techniques. You can save yourself a lot of time and ingredients by just making this with chocolate milk as I did. Otherwise you would have to have milk, cocoa powder and sugar. You could also use milk and hot cocoa mix in a pinch as well.
I like to eat this version while it is still warm. You can eat it cold, but if you do the marshmallows make it really thick, and this is already a thick version to begin with.
If you want to see the black and white rice pudding that was picked by Isabelle of Les gourmandises d¢â¬â„¢Isa, head on over to her site.

Chocolate Marshmallow “Rocky Road” Rice Pudding

1 ½ cups water
1/3 cup Arborio rice
2 ¼ cups chocolate milk
¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup marshmallows
¼ cup slivered almonds

Bring water to a boil. Add rice and boil for 1 minute. Reduce to a simmer and simmer for 8 minutes. Drain water from rice and place rice back into saucepan.
Add chocolate milk and bring to a boil. Then reduce to simmer. Simmer for about 20-30 minutes, stirring about every 5 minutes to ensure no sticking to the bottom of the pan.
When rice has absorbed the chocolate milk, remove from burner and stir in marshmallows and chocolate chips. Keep stirring until they completely dissolve into the rice pudding.
Place into serving dishes and top with slivered almonds. I like to serve this version of rice pudding still warm.


  1. I m not usually a fan of rice puddings but this surely i tempting me to try it. wow with nuts, mashmallows andd chocolate . thats heaven and best of all i have them all :)

  2. I love how rich and fudgy it looks :) I’ve only had actual rice pudding (not rice porridge as is often served in this country) once– on an airplane. I thought it was surprisingly lovely. I think I’ll love this even more! :)

  3. Rocky road rice pudding – Big respect!

    Hope your bumpy road is a bit smoother for a while now.

  4. OMG, this looks divine. I might have to try this one sometime soon.

  5. You have a very nice blog with beautiful pictures, it’s my first, but not my last visit here! And I have to say, I would certainly eat your rice pudding instead of mine, it look so, so good!

  6. I’m obsessed with the rice pudding at this one place in ny (they serve it up like ice cream), but I’ve never had it anywhere else – or warm. Would love to try this!

  7. I thought it was ice cream at first! haha I love this idea :D

  8. Incredibly tempting! Rich and mouthwateringly good! Better than any rice pudding I have ever eaten…



  9. The choice of a Rocky Road treat fits PERFECTLY with your story – as always :-)

  10. Leave it to you to make rice pudding even more decadent then it already is! :)

  11. I haven’t had rice pudding in years and wow does that make me want it again!

  12. complètement décadent, Peabody :)
    j’adore ta version!

  13. Maybe I could have eaten it if I had done something like you did.

  14. Don’t you love when you can relate food to life problems :) I am drooling over your pics!

  15. Who would think that rice pudding could incorporate Rocky Road flavors and live to tell about it? Only you. Looks perfect :)

  16. This looks fabulous! I love the Rocky Road version.

  17. who knew that you could elevate rice pudding into a spectacular dessert…YUM!

  18. I used to not like rice pudding, or at least I thought I didn’t. Then I tried some a little while back with boozy fruit in it and was converted. Chocolate and marshmallows are also reason enough for conversion…

  19. Oh that looks way to decadent. Very beautiful as always! Take care and may your unexpected be serendipitous in someway.

  20. Fun idea. I like the idea of using choco milk. Maybe that would make rice pudding better! :)

  21. No WAY. NO WAY! That’s AMAZING!!! Chocolate milk?! Marshmallows?! Almonds?! You’re killing me!!

  22. I didn’t care for this, but I KNEW yours would look scrumptious and sound so good!

  23. I love rocky road as a child and I love it as an adult. This looks yummy, Peabody!

  24. Rocky road rice pudding? Only you could think up something this wonderful.

    Wishing you good shock absorbers for the speed bumps of life.

  25. Sorry that you are on a rocky road these days! :( But glad that you are still posting and getting by. Chocolate can be some pretty good comfort food. Take care, Peabody.

  26. The rice pudding looks delicious. Everything you post always looks sooo good!!!

  27. Rice pudding was my grandmother’s specialy when we were not feeling well. Hope this did its job and that you are all fixed up now :)

  28. I refer to these bumps as stepping stones and not stumbling blocks….. if we learn from them it is always worth while. This dessert will make my travels very smooth!

  29. Rocky Road? Marshmallows and chocolate and rice pudding?!? Wow that sounds amazing. And sometimes I wish I was less cautious, even if it would lead to eating ramen for three months :P

  30. We are definitely twins. I also had a major sidetrack last week I’m still trying to deal with.

  31. Chocolate milk? That is awesome! It looks really fabulous!

  32. OMG. Rocky road rice pudding sounds divine. YUM!!!

  33. that’s a great idea to make it with chocolate milk – I found the chocolate version a bit rich, but it may not be if I used chocolate milk

  34. Chocolate rice pudding is fantastic but you improved on that and topped it off a la rocky road! this dessert looks so dangerously good that it should be illegal!

  35. How cute is this recipe in those glass containers??? Really over the top…you are definitely rockin’ this week.

  36. I love how you always take the TWD recipe and make it your own. OK… that sounded like one of the judges on American Idol, but really. You are very good at that!
    Hope you find a smooth surface again soon :)

  37. Oh YUM. I love rice pudding in any form – but rocky road flavored?!? YUM!!

  38. rocky road!! what an awesome idea :) it looks super delicious!

  39. I hope things are smoothing out for you! That idea of just using the chocolate milk is simply brilliant!

  40. chocolate milk! brilliant! i’m going to try strawberry milk next! :)

  41. What’s the saying? When the going get’s rough the tough get baking?

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s it!


  42. What a great combination. I love the use of chocolate milk. I bet this was divine!

  43. What a great idea!

    (And I have that same scrapbook paper!)

  44. Um…YUM!

  45. your photos are absolutely beautiful! this looks delicious. i haven’t had rice pudding in such a long time but this might be the perfect way to ease back into it :)

  46. Love the title as a life description. One of my daughters is 22 and she would totally understand new boots. I sent her a card that read “Bad credit only means one thing…Great shoes”.
    I like the idea of using chocolate milk, quick thinking.
    And you often have the cutes backgrounds, what do you use, wrapping paper?

  47. OH MY, this looks SINFUL! I love your photos and post….. very very good! We loved this recipe and cannot wait to try in chocolate, too! Slurpy!

  48. Clever streamlining with the chocolate milk. The end result looks so delectable. I can almost taste the almonds and marshmallows mixed in with the rice pudding.

  49. Oh, I love the serving dish with the cow :)

  50. I hate it when life throws you those unexpected curves…here’s hoping that things get better for you and that you can eat lots of this wonderful dessert. For breakfast if need be :)


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