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Vanilla Bean Bourbon Pecan Praline No Churn Ice Cream

Gee, it’s been a while and I hope all are doing well, this pandemic has cause so much uncertainty, I do hope that you are healthy and have been able to maneuver and cope through the lockdown. So many things have changed and it seems like a much different world and I crave normalcy.

I recently tried some vanilla from a wonderful start up company Indo Vanilla. The vanilla beans are lovely, soft and loaded with seeds that add an incredibly intense vanilla flavor. Summer is winding down but I couldn’t resist as sort of a last hurrah making ice cream,  its still very hot out and I didn’t want to cook so this simple recipe is exactly what I wanted.  I saw a recipe on Food52 from Nigella Lawson for a creamy no churn Coffee ice cream, it looked so good I had to give it a try but changed the flavor adding the vanilla, bourbon and pecan praline. It is truly delicious,  simple to make, very creamy and it comes together so quickly. I changed a few things adding a little more heavy cream because sweetened condensed milk is very sweet and in Nigella’s recipe the coffee which is bitter mitigates the sweetness.

Vanilla Bean Bourbon Pecan Praline No Churn Ice Cream

Makes approximately 1 1/2 pints of ice cream

Quick Pecan Praline

1 heaping cup pecan halves

1/4 cup loose brown sugar

2 tbs honey

3 tbs melted butter

Mix all ingredients in mixing bowl, pour onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degree’s for 15 minutes. Let cool before chopping or breaking into bite size pieces. Note: You can toast pecans and just add plain pecans instead of making the praline. It’s just as good!


Ice Cream Base

1 1/2 c heavy cream

2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk

Seeds from 2 vanilla beans

2 tbs bourbon

pecan praline or toasted pecans approximately 1 cup

Place all ingredients except pecan praline into chilled mixing bowl. Beat using electric mixer or whisk until soft billowy peaks form. Fold in the pecans or pecan praline. Spoon into freezer safe container, I used a loaf pan. Cover and freeze at least 6 hours or overnight.


23 Comments Post a comment
  1. Lovely, and should be vary easily doable dairy free.

    September 4, 2020
    • Thank you, yes I think coconut cream and sweetened condensed coconut cream would be delicious !!

      September 4, 2020
  2. Looks like a winner to me. 👀🍃

    September 4, 2020
  3. Hello, happy to read you – vanilla is such a best :), thank you – amitiés

    September 4, 2020
    • Hello France, hope you are doing well!! Thank you so much!! Hugs❤️

      September 4, 2020
    • Bonjour France; thank you so much!! I hope you are well❤️❤️😘😘

      October 6, 2020
  4. Patty L. Fletcher #

    Reblogged this on Campbells World.

    September 4, 2020
  5. hocuspocus13 #

    Well … Look who it is

    I ❤ Ice Cream

    Never made it but always eat it

    September 4, 2020
  6. This sounds wonderful!!! Perfect for this hot summer! Hope you’re well.

    September 5, 2020
  7. Just saying what it is, is a mouthful, but it sounds delicious. Thanks for posting this.

    October 11, 2020
    • Sorry for the late reply Happy New Year and thank you so much Geri!

      January 5, 2021
  8. Bernadine #

    Wow…Suzanne this looks absolutely scrumptious! I’d love this with some pie 🙂

    November 1, 2020
  9. Hi Suzanne. I’m sorry to be so late to this ice cream party. Wow, it sounds delicious. I hope all is well in your world. Hugs on the wing!

    November 6, 2020
    • Hi Teagan; Thank you so much I do hope you are doing well. Sometimes I feel like I live in an alternate universe. Happy New Year, I hope that you are healthy, happy and that your creativity flourishes!

      January 5, 2021

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