Whats the Scoop on Pecans in Ice Cream?

Whats the Scoop on Pecans in Ice Cream?

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Pecans in Ice Cream

There is so much to love about pecans. Pecans are the official health nut of Texas. They are filled with loads of nutrients like essential amino acids, good fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and an abundance of anti-inflammatory agents. Not only do pecans are great health-wise but have a rich buttery flavor, which makes it among the top tier nuts. Although pecan nut has many varieties, each one having its own taste but the overall taste has the same tinge of butter and a deep nut flavor.

Pecans in Desserts

Pecans no doubt make amazing desserts. Pecan pie is one of the classic American desserts which everyone loves to have on the festive season and even dinner parties. Pecan pie remains a classic, but there are other popular desserts you can make with pecans. Pecan pralines are the favorite treats from South with kids and adults both love.

Other than pecan pie and praline, you can make almost any dessert with pecan. From cheesecake to brownies, from fudge to cookies and ice cream, you can make any dessert taste pecanly good.

Pecans in Ice Cream

Pecans and ice cream are two things we love most, so why not enjoy both together? Pecans can go great with anything and the same is the case with ice cream; you can have it with any flavor and toppings you want. Here are some ideas to enjoy pecans in ice cream.  Try your own hand at making pecan praline ice cream by clicking here!

Pecan Topping Ice Cream

Ice cream parlors always have almonds and peanuts to add as a nutty topping to your ice cream. If you love crunchy nuts on your ice cream, then do give pecans a try. You will forget the taste of other nuts once you have your ice cream topped with pecans. Pecan topping can go well with any ice cream flavor. Whether you are a sugar lover who always gets a cotton candy flavor or a chocaholic, pecan will make your favorite ice cream taste amazing.

Butter Pecan Ice Cream

We dare not miss the best flavor of ice cream, the butter pecan ice cream. The butter pecan is one of the most loved flavors for cookies and ice cream. The butter pecan flavor gives the ultimate taste of vanilla, toasted pecans, and butter to give any dessert an amazing flavor and aroma. The rich buttery and nutty flavor in ice cream are best to enjoy as it simply melts in your mouth. To make your butter pecan ice cream taste yummier, add a little cube of salted caramel inside and sprinkle small pecan pieces on the top.

How to Make a Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Butter pecan ice cream is very easy to make at home. Next time you have some guests coming, you know what you are going to make.



  1. Toast pecans for 5-6 minutes in a small skillet until lightly browned. Let the pecans cool.
  2. In a deep saucepan heat cream and brown sugar. Whisk two large eggs lightly and add butter. Add butter and egg mix to the saucepan and keep stirring over medium heat until the temperature reaches 160’.
  3. Place the pan in a bowl of ice water and keep stirring for two minutes. Add vanilla and add the ice cream mixture in a serving bowl.
  4. Cover the surface of the bowl with plastic wrap and free for up to 4-5 hours.

The Full Flavor of Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Pecans and ice cream are a perfect combination of sweetness, crunch, and nutty flavor. Once you have your ice cream generally topped with pecans, you will always be asking for more. Get fresh pecan halves and pieces from Millican Pecans to add the right flavor and crunch to your homemade ice cream. We have fresh A-grade quality pecans from our own farm that you can use to make any desserts.

1 comment

  • Can you share the pecan cheesecake recipe? Did not find it when I searched “cheesecake” in your blog.

    Thank you.

    Susan Grimes

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