Ultimate Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

I created this semi-low calorie ice cream by combining my two favorites.... Vanilla and Butter pecan. NOTE: Recipe requires an Ice cream maker.


  1. Mix cream, milk, Splenda, sugar, and vanilla into a large measuring cup. Stir 1-2 minutes until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Turn on ice cream machine and slowly pour in milk mixture. churn for 20-25 minutes.
  3. While ice cream is churning, prepare the pecans. In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add pecans and salt. Mix well and saute for 1-2 minutes until pecans have absorbed the butter and are nicely roasted. Turn off heat and allow to cool.
  4. After the 20-25 minutes, when ice cream is almost done, add the pecan mixture and let churn for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Scoop out ice cream into a plastic container, cover and freeze for at least 2 hours. I love it served in a sugar cone.
Most Helpful

Love this recipe! I also add 1 teaspoon of butter pecan extract and butter extract,it sent it over the top! Thanks 2Blue for sharing this recipe!

cjgerard77 June 15, 2012

Terrific flavor. To cut at least some of the fat I used 3/4 cup of cream and 2 cups of whole milk so mine was less "ultimate" but still very good. The recipe worked well using all Splenda. After reading Boomies recipe I cooked the pecans first (no way were they going to absorb all of the butter and I used 3 Tbsp instead of 4) and set them in the freezer while I mixed up the vanilla base. Once they were cool I put them into the fridge to chill along with the mix for 20 mins. The ice cream took about 20 mins to soft freeze in the machine and I just stirred the prepared pecans into the ice cream once it was in the container for ripening.

Annacia July 24, 2011

Yummy! This ice cream tastes so good. The only thing I would do differently is to cook the pecans in butter before doing the ice cream. Cause when I was ready to add the pecans to the ice cream, they were a little bit warm. And I had to put them outside (it was cold). But in summer I won't be able to cool them outside LOL And the only change I made was to used whole milk. Thanks 2Bleu. Made for PRMR :)

Boomette April 05, 2009