Butter Pecan Ice Cream With Cuisinart
Simple Butter Pecan Ice Cream made in a Cuisinart ice cream maker. Light, soft flavorful and very delicious.
I know I must be crazy – eating ice cream, when it is 15 F outside (here in Chicago), but I’ve been enjoying my new kitchen gadget.
I don’t remember mentioning, but recently (oh … about… more than a month ago) I won a giveaway!
Yay! And more important – I won this giveaway on one of my favorite blogs – Spoonful of Flavor.
Ashley has a beautiful blog and I love her recipes, pictures and writing.
So you might be able to imagine how happy I has to find out that I won her “Favorite Things ” Giveaway. And Ashley’s favorite things turned into my favorite things right away.
I believe most food bloggers would love to get what I got, unless they have the stuff already.
The giveaway prizes were: Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream And Sorbet Maker, Joy The Baker’s New Cookbook – Homemade Decadence: Irresistibly Sweet, Salty, Gooey, Sticky, Fluffy, Creamy, Crunchy Treats and a $50 Sur La Table Gift Card.
Awesome stuff I got before the holidays! Thanks Ashley!
I wanted an Ice Cream Maker for a while, but never got to buy it. Just the thought of one more kitchen tool that might end up sitting somewhere (like in the storage or the garage) not being used, but I was wrong. This ice cream maker is so easy to use and you get fresh homemade ice cream in less that 20 minutes!
This is great!
I decided to try a simple Butter Pecan Ice Cream recipe which turned out fantastic. Recipe at the end of this post.
I enjoy reading Joy The Baker’s Blog and was happy to receive her book.
There are so many creative recipes to choose from (sorry I’m not doing a book review), great cooking tips and photography.
I’m planning to share a recipe from this book with you pretty soon.
There are some amazing ice cream recipes, cookies and pancakes I would love to make.
It is just that I got the book around the holidays and couldn’t test as many recipes as I wanted.
The gift card – if you are a foodie – Sur La Table is the place to go.
This is a retailer of a variety of upscale cooking and dining supplies.
I’m going there this weekend to get some stuff.
For the Butter Pecan Ice Cream, I just used one of the recipes that came in the ice cream maker booklet.
I love pecans and this ice cream recipe was perfect for my taste.
Butter is used to toast the pecans, which brings a lot of flavor to this ice cream.
No eggs used, just a few widely available ingredients.
The ice cream is soft and creamy right of the ice cream maker.
If you’d prefer firmer Butter Pecan Ice Cream, transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Butter Pecan Ice Cream With Cuisinart
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 cup pecans — , chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup whole milk
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Before you start-the ice cream maker bowl has to be in the freezer for at least 16 to 24 hours.
In a medium non stick skillet melt butter. Add pecans and 1 tsp salt. Cook over low to medium heat until pecans are toasted and golden, stirring frequently, for about 8 minutes. Remove from heat, strain and reserve pecans. Let them chill. Discard butter or keep for another recipe-pout over pancakes, waffles or use in cookies.
In a medium bowl whisk to combine the milk and sugar and whisk until sugar is dissolved. Add in heavy cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or overnight. (I was short on time and since my ingredients were pretty cold, I did not refrigerate them for 1-2 hours).
Turn the Cuisinart ice cream maker on. Pour mixture into the frozen freeze bowl and let mix until thickened, for about 20 minutes. Five minutes, before mixing is completes, add the pecans and let mix in completely. This ice cream is soft and creamy. If firmer consistency is preferred, transfer to an airtight container and place in the freezer for 30 minutes before you serve it.
Hi Mira! Happy Friday to you. Butter pecan is one of my all time favorite ice cream flavors ever. My mom is alway telling me I’m like an old person or something, I’m like, um mom my kids love it too!!! And I can think of no activity that is more fun than making ice cream with the kids. No matter how cold it gets here, I still crave ice cream!
Wow – CONGRATS on winning!
I <3 Ashley's blog too! I cannot eat dairy, but I sure can drool!
I always vacillate between Butter Pecan and Maple Walnut…they’re always tied for favorite…but today, it’s definitely Butter Pecan! This looks divine! Thanks for sharing!!
Homemade ice cream is just the greatest…I love me some butter pecan…and add in some swirls of salted caramel in there and it’s just divine! This looks great!
What a great idea. Fortunately for us it’s quite mild here in L.A., so this would be a delicious treat. I may have to try it this weekend.
Oh wow, can I just say how much I’m craving this ice cream right now? It looks so good, Mira! And that’s so exciting that you won the giveaway. And even if it is bone-chilling cold here, there’s always a good time for ice cream! Pinned!
You know what’s weird? I crave ice cream far more in the winter than I do in the summer. And it gets really cold here in Bend, Oregon too. Butter pecan is one of my all-time favorite flavors and yours look perfect!!!
Yay, love Ashley and that’s awesome that you won her giveaway 🙂 This ice cream looks incredible, Mira! I can eat ice cream all year long, it’s seriously my favorite treat! Butter pecan sounds fantastic!
beautiful pictures, Mira! and such a simple recipe! Congrats on winning giveaway!! pinning!
My hubby would go nuts over this ice cream. Butter pecan is his favorite! Congrats on winning the giveaway. You made great use of your prize!
This ice cream looks delicious! Congrats on your winnings! 🙂
Sweet win Mira! My mom loves butter pecan ice cream, your pictures brought me back to my childhood. 🙂
I suppose if hot food is supposed to cool you down in the heat, cold food might warm you up in the cold? What do you think?
Wohoo congrats on winning the giveaway Mira..awesome stuff!! The ice cream looks amazing, craving for a big scoop right now! Pinning!
Yum…..can we have more Cusinart Ice cream recipes please, please?????
Yay for winning a giveaway! It looks like you’ve been putting your ice cream maker to good use, this ice cream looks delicious! My dad is a huge fan of butter pecan, I bet he’d love a homemade version.
Congrats on winning! And no, you’re not crazy for making ice cream in the dead of winter, or maybe I’m just crazy too 😉 I actually crave ice-cream more when it’s cold out. Your pictures are stunning and this recipe looks like such a fantastic treat!
Congrats on the giveaway win! That’s a great prize. I’m a Sur la Table fan 🙂 Lovely recipe, too! Butter pecan is such a great classic.
This ice-cream looks amazing! I love eating ice-cream anytime of year even when it’s freezing outside! Love the butter pecan flavour, so delicious!
Best giveaway win ever. I love ice cream and am in full support of your eating ice cream in the freezing cold! I mean, when you’re inside, you hardly even notice the cold! 🙂 Pinned!
Wow, congrats on winning the giveaway! Your ice cream looks so yummy and the photos are perfect as always!
Good job! xoxo
It is never NOT ice cream season, in my opinion! ANd I just happen to have some extra egg yolks in my fridge…so I know what I’ll be making with them!!
Well done for winning the giveaway, Mira – that’s pretty impressive!
Butter pecan ice cream …. wow, I could eat a big bowl full of that right now, minus temperatures or not!
Wooo Hooo for givaways! What a generous one too…! I have the Cuisinart ice cream maker, but haven’t used it yet. My freezer is too full to put the bowl in for now. But I can’t wait! I’ll have to make your recipe, Mira. It looks fabulous! And Sir La Table IS a foodie’s paradise! My favorite place to go!
Looks Yum! Congrats of your winning Mira! I love Ashley blog too.
Mmmm this looks divine! I love nuts in ice cream or anything really! And congrats on winning the giveaway – sounds like some awesome prizes!
Mira you’re so lucky! Congratulations! There’s quite a few things came with the ice cream maker and the prize sounds amazing! I don’t have a ice cream maker yet, exactly as the same reason as yours.
I love pecan in my ice cream and I love the simplicity of your recipe. Need to get a ice cream machine soon!
I love Sur la table, congrats on winning.
I am a big fan of my cuisinart, and this is a great quick recipe.
AAAGGH!!! I am SO jealous that you won! That ice-cream looks INCREDIBLE. I am seething with jealousy!
Congrats on winning the giveaway! This ice cream looks amazing! Butter Pecan is by far my favorite flavor.
Congratulations on winning Mira. I love ice creams but never made it, with this post you convinced me that’s worthwhile to have an ice maker, and it’s already in things to buy for my kitchen.
This recipes looks simple & delicious, and the photos amazing.
Just started making this recipe…are the pecans supposed to be so salty? Just want to double check! Thanks!
they do not need to be salty
Love this recipe! It is simple – not too sweet. The cool part is that I picked the pecans in our neighborhood pecan grove. I had been holding on to them for a while to do something special. I am a recent transplant to the south, so picking pecans is new to me. Will serve this at a party today! Yum.
Great recipe!! I thought the pecans were going to be too salty before I mixed them into the ice cream but they were perfect. I may in the future use 3/4 cup pecans and 3/4 t salt as I did not use all the pecans in the ice cream. This will be my go to recipe for my Cuisinart ice cream maker.
Great! Glad you liked the recipe Julie!
This recipe was easy and so delicious. Was wondering if a sugar substitute such as swerve or bocha sweet could be used for it ? thanks for sharing
Hi Lisa, yes, sugar substitute like Swerve can be used.
I am making this Butter Pecan Ice Cream for the second time, which is only the second time I’m making ice cream. First, it is the tastiest Butter Pecan Ice Cream ever. It’s rich in flavor and richness. You really don’t even have to consume a whole scoop or bowl. A couple teaspoons does it!!! Which makes having this so much better than store bought. Store bought doesn’t satisfy like this does, so you tend to keep eating trying to reach that sensation of completeness. And it’s so darn easy to make with my Cuisinart Ice Cream Machine!!!
Is it possible to substitute swerve for the sugar?
Yes, Swerve will work.