This Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe will take you to new places.
This Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe will satisfy your craving this summer!
Okay, okay, I am seriously excited because I recently purchased a new appliance/toy. I have always wanted an ice cream maker and although I’ve always wanted to purchase one, I was always stopped by the thought of wondering where I would actually put it?! You see, because I am a food blogger, I am always getting food stuff as gifts. It never fails. Do you know how may rubber mixing spoons, spatulas, ice cream scoops I have?! Enough. So much so, that I actually ask people to not buy me any more food appliances or stuff, in general. My husband and I live in a nice sized townhouse. We are not in a house just yet. Also, our son has completely taken over our space so I don’t have a lot of room to keep storing appliances. But, I have always really, really, wanted an ice cream maker. So I found an ice cream maker that is perfect and big enough to fill the last corner I have to myself in my house.
I couldn’t wait to start making homemade ice cream with my brand new ice cream maker!
After much research, I decided to by the Cuisinart ICE-21 1.5 Quart Ice Cream Maker. Now, I am not trying to sell you on this appliance, nor have I been asked by Cuisinart to endorse this product. I am simply suggesting this ice cream maker as a regular consumer. If you are looking for one or yourself or as a gift, this one is perfect. It doesn’t require salt or ice. Its super easy to use. So, once I finally got my ice cream maker, my mind began racing with ice cream recipe ideas that I still have to execute. So far I made this Salted Caramel Sweet Corn Ice Cream ( don’t let the title fool you. This ice cream is delicious) and now I am sharing this Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe!
As a kid, my favorite ice cream flavor was Butter Pecan Ice Cream. Then it switched to Cookies and Cream Ice Cream and then back to Butter Pecan again. I guess it really just depends on my mood as to what is actually my favorite ice cream flavor. However, what I can say is that after using my new ice cream maker, I think my favorite ice cream flavor is whatever I make at that time. Call it being excited or biased. Whatever it is, I don’t care. Now for those of you who do not have the funds or the space (like me) to purchase an ice cream maker, you can definitely make homemade ice cream without a machine at all! I have a few ice cream recipes that does not require a machine that is just as smooth, soft, and yummy. Check them out below. For those of you who have added the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker to your Amazon Wish List (we all have one), save this Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe to your Pinterest Board for Ice Cream (or follow mine) and give it a try as soon as you get your ice cream maker!
No Machine Required Ice Cream Recipes
Just in Case you are looking for an ice cream maker!
- ½ c. chopped pecans
- ½ c. candied pecans ( I used Fresh Gourmet)
- 1 c. half and half
- 1 c. light brown sugar
- 2 c. heavy cream
- 1 tbsp. Vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. Bourbon
- Using a medium sized saute pan, turn the heat on medium high and add the chopped pecan. Allow the pecans to toast for 5-7 minutes until aroma is released. Remove from heat and set aside. In a medium sauce pan, add the half and half, heavy cream, brown sugar, toasted pecans, vanilla extract, and Bourbon. Bring to a simmer heat, stir occasionally until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Pour in plastic airtight container and place in the refrigerator for, at least, 6 hours or overnight.
- Pour the mixture in the ice cream maker according to manufacturer instructions and allow to churn for 15-20 minutes until thickened. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the candied pecan pieces and place in a container for 2 hours before serving.