Butter pecan no-churn ice cream

The strawberry ice cream was so good I thought I’d try another flavor. Who knows I might make 31 flavors before this is over. Butter pecan……..yum! This version has crunchy bits of caramel and pecans in it, and the flavor is oh so good.

Grab 1 cup of pecans.

Give them a nice rough chop.

Add 2 tablespoon of salted butter to a skillet.

Pour in 1/2 cup of sugar.

Then toss in the chopped pecans right on top.

Cook over medium heat, stirring almost constantly until the butter and sugar melt.

Before you know it you’ll have the most delicious caramel and pecans.

Turn it out on to a buttered cookie sheet to cool.

While the caramel pecans are cooling, let’s make some vanilla ice cream.

Add 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar (confectioner’s) to a mixing bowl.

Next add 2  1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream to the sugar.

Followed by 1 teaspoon of real vanilla extract.

Mix the cream, sugar and vanilla with a hand-held mixer until it holds soft peaks.

The caramel pecans should be cool now. Break them up into pieces using your hands or a sharp knife. You can break it into tiny pieces or leave it really chunky, what ever you like.

Pour the ice cream mixture into a freezer safe bowl with a cover.

Followed by the pecans, then pop the top on and into the freezer it goes. Take it out of the freezer in about 2 hours and stir it to evenly distribute the pecans through the ice cream before it completely freezes.

It’s so good!


the wanna be country girl – Caroline

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9 Responses to Butter pecan no-churn ice cream

  1. Kneesha says:

    This was delicious. Thank you so much for the recipe.

  2. Kneesha says:

    Hi. Just a question. You say mix the cream, milk, vanilla and sugar. I can’t seem to find the part where yup added the milk. Please tell me how much of milk to add. I am so eager to try this recipe as I totally fell in love with this flavor when I visited Canada and unfortunately we don’t get this flavor here in south Africa. It’s winter here but our temperatures in winter go up to 25 deg C so we love ice cream year round.

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    Hi Kneesha,
    Thank you so much for catching that. The word milk was a typo. It should have read sugar instead of milk. There’s only cream, sugar and vanilla in the ice cream base. Thanks again for letting me know!

  3. bill says:

    My goodness, that looks good. And here I am with some whipping cream in the refrigerator, and pecans in the cupboard….hmm……

    Thank you!

  4. YUM! I love making ice cream too!!! This recipe sounds so delicious… I really think I am going to try it!!! Thanks for sharing! :-)

  5. JP, the pecan flavor really gets intense and sooooo good. I love pecan too.
    talk to you soon,

  6. jojo says:

    I’ll have to try that. I love caramel, pecans, ice cream so this is right up my alley. BIG PLUS! It looks so easy! :)

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    jojo, you won’t believe just how easy it really is. I hope you like it. The caramel and pecans are crunchy in the ice cream, so it’s a little different than the store bought butter pecan, but we all agree in our house we like it better that way. Let me know what you think if you make it!
    see ya,

  7. JP says:

    I love anything pecan! No I have to go get a snack!…:)JP

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