Pecan nuts are great for ice cream making such as this fabulous butter pecan flavor but they are also ideal for toppings. Read more about nuts and ice cream. Click on the photo.

Great Recipe For Butter Pecan Ice Cream

One of the top 10 ice cream recipes viewed on this site and one of my favorites for a homemade treat!

pecan nutsIngredients:

1/2 pint (500ml) single/light cream
1/2 pint (500ml) heavy/double cream
2oz (100g) brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup of pecan nuts (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (or according to taste)


Method: Place the single cream, sugar and butter into a saucepan and mix together over a low heat. Stir until the mixture starts to bubble around the edges. Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow to cool.

When the mixture is cold transfer it to an ice cream maker and stir in the double cream and vanilla extract. Freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions but remember to add the pecan nuts 5-10 minutes from the end of the freezing cycle. Serves 6-8

Of course butter pecan is just one of many popular recipes for homemade ice cream. Amongst the people who have said publicly that it's their favorite is top dog trainer and tv celebrity Cesar Millan. Read more about Cesar Millan and ice cream here on my ice cream blog.