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Delicious Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe

Have you ever heard of homemade butter pecan ice cream? It’s a classic flavor that’s loved by many and making it at home is easier than you may think.

Delicious Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe

All you need are a few simple ingredients, an ice cream maker, and some patience. Are you ready to make the best butter pecan ice cream you’ve ever tasted? Let’s get started!

What ingredients do you need for this no churn butter pecan ice cream recipe?

Delicious Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ cups half half
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon maple extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
Delicious Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe

How do you make this classic ice cream shop flavor?

  1. In a pan, toast the pecans in butter for 5 minutes on medium heat until the butter starts to brown. Set the pecans aside
  2. In a separate medium saucepan, add the half n half and brown sugar. Whisk together over medium heat until the mixture begins to steam.
  3. Take a ladle full of the warm milk and brown sugar mixture and add it to the eggs to temper them whisking together. Then pour all the egg mixture back into the pot with the rest of the half n half while whisking constantly. Cook on the stove for another couple minutes.
  4. Fill a large bowl with an ice water bath. Place the pot into the ice water bath and begin whisking to cool down the custard. Add the heavy cream, vanilla and maple extracts and salt. Whisk together on top of the ice bath for another couple minutes.
  5. Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl and cover with plastic. Refrigerate for 1 ½ to 2 hours.
  6. Once it has chilled, use a hand mixer to blend the custard for about 3 minutes. 
  7. Add the pecans from earlier and mix in.
  8. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and freeze the ice cream overnight.
  9. Serve the finished ice cream the next day!
Delicious Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe

When ready to serve, scoop the butter pecan ice cream into bowls and top with whipped cream, candied pecans, or a sprinkle of toasted pecans. This popular favorite ice cream flavor has a creamy texture and a great idea for anytime. The toasty pecans really give this no churn ice cream a rich flavor! 

There are many ways to customize your homemade butter pecan ice cream. I personally love a richer ice cream! You can also add a teaspoon of maple extract or use sugar substitutes instead of brown sugar.

Delicious Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe

Experiment with your favorite flavors, such as making blueberry ice cream or adding vanilla bean seeds for an extra depth of flavor. You can even try making a butter pecan ice cream with cream cheese, which will result in an ultra-rich, velvety ice cream.

Making homemade butter pecan ice cream is a perfect activity for any day, especially during hot summer days. It can be an enjoyable first-time activity, but with practice, you can make the best butter pecan ice cream. All you need to remember is to take your time, follow the instructions, and don’t be afraid to experiment. Celebrate your success by sharing your homemade butter pecan ice cream with your friends and family.

Delicious Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe

In conclusion, homemade butter pecan ice cream is a rich and delicious dessert that you can make quickly and easily. With a little patience, an ice cream maker, and a few simple ingredients like brown sugar, egg yolks, vanilla extract, and chopped pecans, you can churn out a perfect dessert. It’s a tasty way to cool down after a meal or is great on its own. 

What are some tips for making the best homemade butter pecan ice cream?

Delicious Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe
  • Toast the pecans for added nutty flavor and texture.
  • Use high-quality ingredients for a richer flavor.
  • To make the custard base creamier, replace some of the whole milk with heavy cream.
  • Use pasteurized eggs to avoid any health risks.
  • Use an ice cream machine to churn the ice cream to a creamy texture.
  • Use a fine sieve to get rid of any lumps or solids in the mixture.
  • Use a heavy-bottomed saucepan to avoid burning the mixture.
  • Don’t overheat the mixture when making the custard base.
  • For a softer, creamier ice cream, serve it immediately after churning.
  • Store your finished ice cream in an airtight container or a loaf pan in the freezer to avoid freezer burn.
  • If you want to experiment with different flavors, such as adding different nuts or extracts, start with small quantities and adjust to taste.
Delicious Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe

What are some other amazing homemade ice cream recipes to try?

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Delicious Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe
Yield: 2 cups ice cream

Delicious Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes

This homemade butter pecan ice cream is so good and easy to make!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ cups half half
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon maple extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In a pan, toast the pecans in butter for 5 minutes on medium heat until the butter starts to brown. Set the pecans aside
  2. In a separate pot, add the half n half and brown sugar. Whisk together over medium heat until the mixture begins to steam.
  3. Take a ladle full of the warm milk and brown sugar mixture and add it to the eggs to temper them whisking together. Then pour all the egg mixture back into the pot with the rest of the half n half while whisking constantly. Cook on the stove for another couple minutes.
  4. Fill a large bowl with an ice water bath. Place the pot into the ice water bath and begin whisking to cool down the custard. Add the heavy cream, vanilla and maple extracts and salt. Whisk together on top of the ice bath for another couple minutes.
  5. Pour the mixture into a bowl and cover with plastic. Refrigerate for 1 ½ to 2 hours.
  6. Once it has chilled, use a hand mixer to blend the custard for about 3 minutes. 
  7. Add the pecans from earlier and mix in.
  8. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and freeze the ice cream overnight.
  9. Serve the next day!

Nutrition Information

Yield

2

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 710Total Fat 49gSaturated Fat 20gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 29gCholesterol 265mgSodium 367mgCarbohydrates 58gFiber 3gSugar 53gProtein 15g

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