Easy Buttered Pecan Ice Cream Recipe

Easy Buttered Pecan Ice Cream Recipe

Kitchenaid Ice Cream Maker Attachment Is A Quick Way To Serve Homemade Ice Cream

This recipe for homemade buttered pecan ice cream is easy to make. Don’t let pulling out the double boiler and thermometer discourage you. There’s really nothing to it. Although it is not as rich as some of the ice cream recipes that have more eggs, I think it’s just right. Not too sweet, and not too rich, yet it’s still soft and creamy. You could add another egg or two if you prefer a custard style ice cream.


1 cup packed light brown sugar
½ cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup chopped toasted pecans


1. Combine the brown sugar, water and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Boil the syrup for 2 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, beat the eggs together in a medium bowl. Slowly beat in the syrup.

3. Cook in a double boiler over, not in, boiling water, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches 175°F and coats the back of a spoon. Do not allow the mixture to boil. Add the unsalted butter and stir until melted. Strain into a medium bowl and refrigerate until cold.

4. Add the whole milk and vanilla extract and mix well to combine.

5. Beat the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Fold it into the egg mixture.

6. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. Fold in the chopped pecans before transferring ice cram to a container.

(Adapted from Joy of Cooking)

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