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Brown Sugar Butter Pecan Ice Cream – Happy 4th Of July!

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Let me apologize for yet another ice cream post but I can’t help it. By now I have accumulated enough egg whites to make a hundred egg white omelets or 2 or 3 large angel food cakes or maybe a few Pavlova with berries.  I am going to a 4th of July BBQ at a friends and am bringing dessert, it will be hot out and ice cream will be the perfect icy cold sweet treat for everyone. I thought I would make a few different flavors and I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like butter pecan except maybe those with nut allergies. I’ve never actually made this flavor before but I do know what I am looking for in a good butter pecan ice cream, with that in mind I set out to make this classic.

First I toasted pecans in butter and a little Lyles Golden syrup, then on to the custard. I thought adding some dark brown sugar would give the ice cream some complexity and depth of flavor,  and also adding a little dab of butter would be good. It turned out really wonderfully, and I am so pleased with the flavor. The ice cream is creamy and rich and the brown sugar and butter add a really great flavor, because I used a little Lyles on the pecans it’s almost like a praline but lighter and they are just the perfect addition.

Butter Pecan

Butter Pecan

Brown Sugar Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Pecans:

3/4 cup pecans

1 tbs salted butter – melted

1 tbs lyles golden syrup

Combine the pecans butter and lyles syrup. Place on parchment on small baking sheet and set oven to 300 degree’s. Toast in the oven for 15 minutes, remove and cool and rough chop. Set aside.

Custard:

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

1 1/2  cup whole milk or half and half (I used 1 cup half and half and 1 cup milk)

5 0r 6 pecans

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

pinch of salt

5 egg yolks

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp butter (salted or unsalted doesn’t matter)

Place cream, milk, sugar, pecans and salt in heavy saucepan and heat to scalding. Whisk the egg yolks until they are thick and lighter in color.  Remove pecans from the milk with a slotted spoon and discard or use for something else. Temper the yolks with the scalding cream/milk and add back to the pot. Cook on Medium heat until thick and the custard coats the back of a wooden spoon, you should be able to swipe the back of the spoon with your finger making a line that stays intact. Remove from heat, add the butter and vanilla and stir to combine. Pour through a strainer into heat proof bowl or cup, cover with plastic wrap that sits directly on top of the custard. Bring to room temp and then refrigerate until very cold. You can speed the process by preparing an ice bath and cool the custard in a bowl over the ice, when cool refrigerate covered until very cold at least 40 degrees.

Follow manufacturers instructions for your ice cream maker. Enjoy!!

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  1. Apologize for another ice cream recipe? Girl, get outta here!

    Butter Pecan Ice cream- one of my FAVORITES! I love you for bringing this to this week’s FF- like forever. Great ice cream recipe Suzanne, keep em coming 🙂

    July 4, 2014
    • Thanks Jess, LOL, glad no apologies needed. It’s one of my favorite flavors too.

      July 4, 2014
  2. Yum Suzanne!!! Happy 4th of July!!! Enjoy and be safe!! 🙂

    July 4, 2014
    • Thank you so much Amy, you have a wonderful and safe 4th of July celebration also!

      July 4, 2014
  3. Oh, this looks good. Love what you did to the pecans!!!

    July 4, 2014
  4. Happy 4th of July Suzanne! This ice cream is amazing! Love the addition of Lyle’s- you can’t go wrong with golden syrup! 🙂

    July 4, 2014
    • I have been known to eat Lyles by the spoonful, it’s so good almost buttery tasting and sweet, oh I love the stuff. Thanks so much Jessica.

      July 4, 2014
  5. This is my favorite kind of ice cream, love everything about it. Happy 4th to you!

    July 4, 2014
  6. No apologies needed for more ice cream! And this butter pecan? Yum!!

    July 4, 2014
  7. Happy 4th of July Suzanne! I wish you enjoy your bbq and friends as well as the delicious ice cream! I love paline and I can imagine how delicious it must be combined with brown sugar and butter!

    July 4, 2014
    • Thanks so much Viviana, we have a BBQ every year and it’s wonderful. The food and company is great.

      July 4, 2014
  8. Happy 4th of july! It’s summertime the rules are… eat as much ice cream as you can. Lucky you and lucky friends. Enjoy the weekend.

    July 4, 2014
    • Oh I like that rule, now that is one I will definitely keep. Thanks and happy 4th of July!

      July 4, 2014
  9. oh wow…MMM…Brown Sugar Butter Pecan Ice Cream is one of my all time favorites!! 🙂 We churn ice cream all the time, thanks for sharing your recipe! Check out my site sometime, I just made 1 year blogging so I have a big Giveaway!! Happy 4th!

    Michael
    http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/happy-anniversary/

    July 4, 2014
    • Thanks Michael and congratulations on the first year, will definitely check out your blog. Happy 4th of July!

      July 4, 2014
  10. Ummm… my very favorite flavor of ice cream.

    July 4, 2014
    • Thanks so much Teagan, mine too, I’m partial to ice cream that has nuts in it.

      July 4, 2014
  11. What a delicious looking ice cream! Yum! Happy Fourth of July!

    July 4, 2014
  12. I love pecans and ice cream omg!! Slurp

    July 4, 2014
  13. Fig & Quince #

    Irresistible! But this is torture Suzanne!!! Happy 4th!

    July 4, 2014
  14. Aw you’re killing me! I have been craving ice cream for days and now this amazing creation??? I’m gonna have to get some ingredients in … 😉

    July 4, 2014
  15. Oh my gosh Suzanne, this sounds divine and creamy and SO wonderfully delicious! Oh, and NEVER apologize for too many ice cream posts, I am already on my way to more myself. Seriously, when it is this hot outside, there is a NEED for lots of ice cream, haha! 🙂

    July 4, 2014
  16. Happy 4th July to you! Enjoy your BBQ. I don’t think one can ever have too many ice cream recipes.

    July 4, 2014
    • I’ll have to agree, ice cream is my weakness. Thanks so much. BBQ got rained out, we’re having it tomorrow.

      July 4, 2014
  17. Happy 4th of July, Suzanne! Butter pecan is my most favorite flavor of ice-cream, and this one looks wonderful! 😛

    July 4, 2014
  18. Ummmm yum

    July 4, 2014
  19. Suzanne, you never need apologise for bringing more ice-cream to the food-blogging world! This is stunning and I’m guessing it disappeared quick smart at the BBQ! I love these flavours – extra yummy with the pecans toasted in the golden syrup to start.

    July 4, 2014
    • I feel like everyone must be so sick of me and my ice cream fascination. Thanks so much Margot for the encouragement.

      July 4, 2014
  20. It looks and sounds delicious and I love Pecan too 🙂

    July 5, 2014
    • Thank you, for me it’s a toss between pecans and almonds for my favorite nut.

      July 5, 2014
  21. I don’t really like butter pecan, but it’s my dad’s favorite. I associate butter pecan with desperate snacking when I wanted ice cream so bad, and this was the only thing in the freezer growing up. I pinned this recipe to make him a batch!

    July 5, 2014
    • Thanks Tracy, I hope your Dad enjoys. I have the same association with some foods totally understand that,

      July 5, 2014
  22. Such a. Gorgeous ice cream Suzanne! Happy 4th of July weekend :).

    July 5, 2014
  23. This ice cream is making my head spin, it looks so utterly delicious 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    July 7, 2014
  24. You are so putting me in the mood to make ice cream! I’m one of those who’s allergic to nuts, but this looks so good. I’ve heard that Lyle’s golden syrup is amazing. I need to look for it!!

    July 8, 2014
    • Lyles is amazing, so delicious. I could eat it plain. So sorry you have a nut allergy. So many do. Hope you make some delicious ice cream!

      July 8, 2014
  25. Every day I think of my poor ice cream maker sitting in its box and I think of all your ice cream recipes. (This is not an exaggeration!) Today I have finally lugged the darn thing out. Now it is sitting in my living room, still in the box. This is only because I needed to get caught up on my blogger friends’ blogs, you see. So after I am done I’ll go downstairs and start getting some ice cream action on! Wheeee! 😛

    July 8, 2014
    • Your ice cream maker will thank you for putting it to use doing what it is supposed to do. YUM ice cream.

      July 8, 2014
  26. I miss pecans so much – I used to love them when I lived in the US. I can’t really get hold of them in France unfortunately. This ice cream looks like it’s TDF. And a very belated happy 4th July!

    July 11, 2014
    • Thank you so much, you can’t get pecans? Oh no, want me to send you some???

      July 11, 2014

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