Ben & Jerry's Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Another one of Ben and Jerry's released recipes for making at home. Enjoy! Cooking time is however long it takes your ice cream freezer.


  1. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over low heat.
  2. Add the pecans and salt and saute, stirring constantly, until the pecans start to turn brown.
  3. Drain the butter into a small bowl.
  4. Transfer the pecans to another bowl and let cool.
  5. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more.
  7. Pour in the cream and milk, and whisk to blend.
  8. Add the melted butter and blend.
  9. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer's directions.
  10. After the ice cream stiffens (about 2 minutes before it is done), add the pecans, then continue freezing until done.
Most Helpful

Texture is off. The flavor is good, but has a slightly granular mouth feel.

Lisa F. September 13, 2015

I love the taste of the ice cream. I used 1 cup of heavy cream and 1 cup of half and half cream. Plus the 1 cup of whole milk. At the end, there is little bits of butter we can feel when eating it. But not too much. This is a recipe I would do again cause it has a great taste. Maybe to cook the base would be better. Thanks Annacia. Made for Beverage tag.

Boomette July 22, 2008

I found this to taste more like a light vanilla than butter pecan. The only time the butter pecan flavor comes through is when you bite into a nut. This wouldn't be too bad except that the ice cream itself has a very grainy texture, which can be common in ice cream not made with a cooked base. I actually ended up with frozen fat bits on the spoon. I have a high quality gelato maker and this is the first time I've made ice cream that came out with this texture which I didn't care for at all.

momaphet August 24, 2007