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Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe

Homemade Buttered Pecan Ice Cream Recipe

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 25 min plus freezing time
  • Yield: 1.75 to 2 quarts 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Ice cream maker


This unbelievably delicious Homemade Buttered Pecan Ice Cream Recipe is super easy to make in your ice cream maker.



Ice Cream

  • 4 safest choice pasteurized eggs (If you cant find the Safest Choice Eggs, I’ve included the extra cooking step in the notes.)
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1/2 can (about 7 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1.5 tablespoons good quality vanilla
  • 4 cups milk (Your choice of whole or 2% milk, half n half, heavy cream- the higher the fat content of the milk, the creamier the ice cream will be.)
  • optional (but so good!) Caramel ice cream topping

Buttered Pecans:

  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 1 tbs sugar


Ice cream:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs together for a minute or two, add sugar and continue mixing for another minute until eggs and sugar are completely combined.
  2. Add vanilla, milk and condensed milk. Blend until all ingredients are combined.
  3. Add mixture to ice cream machine and follow manufacturer’s directions to process.

Buttered Pecans:

  1. Melt butter in large pan over med-high heat.
  2. Add sugar and stir with spatula until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add pecans, reduce heat to medium and gently stir/toss pecans until toasted.  (about 5 minutes.)  Watch pecans closely they go from being done to burned, very fast.
  4. Transfer pecans to a plate and let cool.
  5. a few minutes before ice cream is complete, add pecans to the ice cream and let the machine mix the pecans into the ice cream.
  6. Eat right away as soft serve or transfer to freezer safe container and freeze 2 to 4 hours or until desired consistency is reached.
  7. Optional step using caramel: Transfer 1/2 of ice cream to freezer safe container. Spread/squeeze a generous amount of caramel over ice cream layer.  Add remaining ice cream to container and top with more caramel.  Use a butter knife to gently stir the caramel around.  Place in freezer for 2 -4 hours.