Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream, with pan-toasted buttery pecans, is a perfectly cool, delicious dessert for a hot, Summer evening!Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream, with pan-toasted buttery pecans, is a perfectly cool, delicious dessert for a hot, Summer evening!
Yum… Butter Pecan Homemade Ice Cream! I love butter pecan ice cream and it’s completely decadent flavor! Do you like homemade ice cream? We LOVE it, and make a lot of it here, especially during our warm summer season.

Here’s a wonderful recipe for butter pecan homemade ice cream we enjoyed during the summer of  “The Great Ice Cream Experiment” – the summer where I broke in my new Cuisinart Ice Cream and Sorbet maker.

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Homemade ice cream machine used to make butter pecan ice cream.

The same summer where I tried over 20 recipes/flavors of homemade ice cream as part of my “experiment” *cough, cough*. It was a sacrifice, but someone had to do it…I took one for the team. You’re welcome!

How About Some Other ICE CREAM Recipes?

You might enjoy checking out some of my homemade ice cream recipes, including:  Blueberry CheesecakeCantaloupe SorbetStrawberry, Coffee, and Chocolate Peanut Butter.

There’s also Chunky Monkey (copycat), Cherry Garcia (copycat), Peach, Kiwi Mango Sorbet, Lime Sherbet, Pina Colada, Rocky Road, and others. You can fin ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page.

But… Back To The Butter Pecan Ice Cream

And now back to our regularly scheduled butter pecan ice cream. Oh… it’s so incredibly delicious! YUMMO! I’m telling you, this is one fabulous tasting homemade ice cream!

Butter Pecan Ice Cream/ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Yum…Butter Pecan Ice Cream! This is a great recipe…so rich, creamy, buttery and full of crunchy toasted pecans! How could someone NOT like this ice cream? I’ve made it several times since the first time I tried it, and it is a favorite!

This is another recipe I found in one of my old “Taste of Home” magazines (I’ve kept all the back issues because they are packed full of great recipes!). Hope you’ll give it a try!

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Adapted from: Jenny White Glen, “Taste of Home” magazine, June/July 2004 issue


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Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Freezing Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream, with pan-toasted buttery pecans, is a perfectly cool, delicious dessert for a hot, Summer evening!
Category: Dessert, Ice Cream
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter pecan ice cream
Servings: 12 (1/2 cup) servings (1.5 qts)
Calories Per Serving: 208 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 1/2 cup pecans , chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Half and Half
  • 1 cup brown sugar , packed
  • 2 eggs , lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a small skillet on low heat, toast the chopped pecans in the butter, stirring until lightly browned. This usually takes about 5-6 minutes. Be careful not to burn the butter!
  2. Pour the Half and Half into a heavy saucepan. Heat this to 175 degrees, then stir in the brown sugar; stir until sugar has dissolved.
  3. Using a whisk, slowly drizzle a small amount of the hot cream into the eggs, whisking constantly. (This is how you "temper" the eggs, so they will not scramble when added to the hot cream mixture). Slowly pour the tempered egg mixture into the hot cream, whisking constantly the entire time you are adding it in.
  4. Cook and stir this over low heat until it reaches a temperature of 160 degrees. Mixture should be able to coat the back of a spoon when done.
  5. Remove the cream mixture from the stove. You want to cool this quickly. To do this: Place the pan in a large bowl of ice water; continue stirring for 2 minutes.
  6. Once cream mixture has cooled off, add the whipping cream and the vanilla extract.
  7. Take some plastic wrap and gently press it right onto the top surface of the ice cream mixture. Place the bowl of ice cream mixture in refrigerator for several hours, (you want it COLD) or overnight.
  8. When ready to freeze the ice cream, stir in the toasted, chopped pecans.
  9. Fill the canister of your ice cream freezer 2/3 full; freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Once done, remove the ice cream to a freezer container and place in your freezer to "ripen" for at least 2-4 hours. This will help to firm up the ice cream. ENJOY!
Recipe Notes

* Prep time includes refrigeration time.

Nutrition Facts
Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 101mg3%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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