Saturday, March 7, 2009

Butter Pecan Ice Cream - Molly Approved

As a wedding gift, Donald and I got an ice cream maker! We have made raspberry, mocha chip, cookies and cream, and butter pecan. This is my first blog entry about them, I didn't really think to blog them until my friend Molly came over for the season premier of America's Next Top Model, during which we decided to eat ice cream. Why not?  

Molly is picky about her ice cream, and I was happy that she approved of mine. 

This recipe is from Ben and Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book

Butter Pecan


This makes 1 quart - 

1/2 cupt butter
1 cup pecan halves
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk


First, freeze your ice cream maker bowl overnight. The next day...

Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over low heat, then add the salt and pecans. Saute, while stirring until the pecans begin to brown. Be careful to not cook the pecans too long or they will get soggy!  Drain the butter into a small bowl and transfer the pecans into another bowl, letting it cool. 

Whisk the eggs until light and fluffy, then add the sugar a little at a time and continue whisking until completely blended. Pour in the milk and cream. Blend well, then add the butter. 

Transfer the mixture to your ice cream maker and follow its instructions. About 2 minutes until the ice cream is "ready" add the pecans and make sure it is mixed well. Freeze and serve!


monica said...

Hahaha I love it! And I secretly wish I would have tried some.

If I ever get the ice cream attachment for my kitchen aid... watch out for many questions!

Mrs.CFH2 said...

Haha, I just saw this! Awesome! It really was awesome :)

(and word verification is "metyra" errrrrr tyra???)

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