A wonderful Southern dessert - pralines, pecans, caramel, vanilla ice cream - what could be better? This comes from the mother of one of my mom's friends - she was a true Southern Belle! Everyone who's tasted this has LOVED it! I personally prefer Breyer's ice cream because it's all natural without guar gum or any other odd-sounding stuff added to it. I buy Smucker's because it's good and readily available. You certainly can use any brand of either. Do allow enough time before you serve so this can be well frozen - put it together at least 5 or 6 hours before you want to serve.