Ice Cream Balls With Pecans and Caramel Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

From Paula Deen, this is simple and so delicious! A delightful Southern recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 gallon vanilla ice cream (store bought or homemade)
  • 1 cup toasted pecans, chopped fine
  • 1 12 cups caramels (store bought or homemade) or 1 12 cups chocolate syrup (store bought or homemade)


  1. Make ice cream balls with an ice cream scoop. Roll the ice cream balls in the chopped nuts, then place them in glass dishes. Spoon caramel or chocolate sauce over the ice cream and serve topped with fresh whipped cream and a cherry if you like. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Cut this recipe in half so that 2 of us could devour it easily (which we did!) & had a lot of fun doing it (both making & devouring!) ~ AN OUTSTANDING ICE CREAM TREAT! Thanks for sharing & GREAT KEEPER OF A RECIPE! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the US Regional Tag ~ The South]

Sydney Mike November 27, 2008

YUMMY!! This is such an easy no brainer recipe. I enjoyed it even more than I thought I would (and I thought I'd love it ;) ) I think it would be great to make up a bunch of the ice cream balls rolled in the pecans (and also maybe try other kinds of nuts as well) and keep in a container in the freezer for unexpected company or just for times I don't feel like making anything for dessert. Then just plop them in a pretty bowl or like I did a martini glass and drizzle with the syrups of choice. Great recipe! I will be making this again. Thanks for posting. Made for PRMR Tag.

Shelby Jo August 14, 2008

This is one of my favourite dessert recipes. I have made this before and kids love it :)

Charishma_Ramchandani April 05, 2005