A tub of Sara Lee Rocky Road Ice Cream on a kitchen countertop.

Review Of Sara Lee Extreme Rocky Road Ice Cream 1L

Sara Lee is a classic Australian brand loved for its cheesecakes and other baked desserts. Have you ever wondered how their ice cream range stacks up?

This review looks at Sara Lee Extreme Rocky Road Ice Cream 1L. Find out if it’s worthy of your freezer space.

A hand holding a pack of Sara Lee Rocky Road Ice Cream with a blurred kitchen in the background.
The tub, ready to taste test.

Is the ice cream any good?

Sara Lee Rocky Road Ice Cream is a premium product with a tonne of mix-ins. A rich and indulgent chocolate ice cream contains swirls of raspberry ripple.

Choc-coated peanuts and mini marshmallows are hidden through the tub. If you enjoy brands like Ben & Jerry’s with a lot going on, this is a great product for you.

The best part is you get a full one litre for a similar price to those super-premium pints.

A bowl of Sara Lee Rocky Road Ice Cream with the container in the background.
An ice cream for lovers of mix-ins.

The ice cream looks and tastes like the product used in Sara Lee Chocolate Ice Cream. It has a dense and slightly chewy texture, which is delicious. The texture was a little grainy, but overall enjoyably.

Closeup of a scoop of Rocky Road Ice Cream resting on the top of the container.
The texture is slightly grainy.

Was there anything not so good?

This tub isn’t suitable if you prefer ice cream without too many distractions. It’s got so much in there!

The nuts make the frozen dessert feel like you’re eating a breakfast cereal. It was the same with the Woolworths White Choc Maca Mango Ripple Ice Cream.


  • The perfect tub if you like a lot of add-ins in the tub.
  • Plenty of crunchy texture that most will enjoy.
  • Easy to find in most supermarket freezers.
  • Australian made.


  • A gigantic ingredients label.
  • A lot of air churned into the tub.
Top down photo showing what's in a pack of Rocky Road Ice Cream by Sara Lee.
It’s chock full of nuts and marshmallows.

Are there better alternatives for the money?

I searched high and low but found no competing Rocky Road brands in Aussie supermarkets. The closest product is the Connoisseur Rocky Road Ice Cream 4 Pack.

Haagen-Dazs has a Rocky Road retail tub, but it’s unavailable here. Coles used to sell Ultimate Rocky Road but deleted the line.

Macro image of a scoop of Rocky Road 1L made by Sara Lee.
Finding alternative Rocky Road brands is tricky.

What other flavours are available in the Sara Lee range?

Sara Lee has a small range of ice cream compared to brands like Connoisseur, Bulla, and Haagen-Dazs. Their flavours include:

  1. Sara Lee Creamy French Vanilla.
  2. Sara Lee Strawberries and Cream.
  3. Sara Lee Rich Ultra Chocolate.
  4. Sara Lee Irresistible Hokey Pokey.
  5. Sara Lee Baileys Original.


This tub’s dairy ingredients include cream and/or butter, milk solids, and skim milk concentrate.

  • 7% of the ice cream is raspberry sauce.
  • 6% of the ice cream is marshmallows.
  • 6% of the ice cream chocolate-coated peanuts.

Ingredients list: Dairy Ingredients (Cream (Milk) and/or Butter (Milk), Milk Solids, Skim Milk Concentrate), Water, Sugar, Raspberry Sauce (7%) [Sugar, Raspberry Puree, Raspberry Juice (From Concentrate), Glucose Syrup, Thickener (1442), Natural Colours (Carmine, Annatto, Plant Extract), Pectin, Citric Acid, Natural Flavour, Calcium Chloride], Marshmallows (6%) [Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Invert Sugar, Water, Gelatine, Natural Flavours, Natural Colour (Beet Red), Corn Starch], Choc Coated Peanuts (6%) [Peanuts, Compound Chocolate (Sugar, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa, Emulsifiers (Soy Lecithin, 492), Natural Flavour)], Cocoa, Emulsifier (Vegetable – 471), Vegetable Gums (Carob Bean, Guar, Carrageenan). Cocoa Solids 3%.

Comparison of milk fat by brand

Milkfat is a signal of better mouthfeel and creaminess. With 13% milk fat, Sara Lee compares to most other premium products in Aussie supermarkets.

Nutrition information

No ice cream is good for you, so eat it in moderation. Sara Lee Rocky Road Ice Cream has 8.7g of saturated fat per 100g and 27.1g of sugar.

Servings per package: 10
Serving size: 60g

 Quantity per ServingQuantity per 100g
Fat, Total7.9g13.1g
Open tub of Sara Lee Rocy Road Ice Cream with the lid resting next to the tub.
A look at the unscooped ice cream.
A white bowl containing Sara Lee Rocky Road Ice Cream next to the pack.
Sara Lee focus on churning out the classic flavours.

About the manufacturer

Sara Lee has become a household name in Australia since its establishment in Lisarow, New South Wales, in 1971.

Renowned for its commitment to quality and authenticity, Sara Lee crafts various delicious desserts, ranging from frozen cheesecakes and pies to crumbles and ice cream.

The company prides itself on adhering to traditional recipes while infusing a modern twist in its offerings.

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