Monday, March 17, 2014

Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Is winter an odd time to be writing and posting recipes for ice cream?  Oh well.  I had a reader tell me that more ice cream is consumed in the winter than the summer.  I don't need proof, I am going to believe it because it is convenient for me. HA!

Remember Bess, my lunch buddy at our favorite Chinese restaurant?  Well, we have another lunch friend in our posse as well, her name is Dee!  She is one of those ladies, you just love being around, she is happy, positive, loving, caring, kind...I could go on and on.  She has a beautiful family and we all love our lunch visits!  On my birthday Dee brought me the cutest ice cream serving dishes shaped like cones!  I decided I had to do a recipe for her favorite ice cream which she informed me was Butter Pecan.  (I always used to think Butter Pecan was for the over 80 crowd) I am obviously wrong! HAHA!  I wanted to use this darling set for a photo as soon as I could because I LOVE it!  Thanks Dee, for your friendship, your kindness and pure goodness you bring to our lives!

Note: The ice cream cones, had to take a background position due to photographing the ice cream on an almost 70 degree day in FEB, and it melting REPEATEDLY on me.  Nothing more can be said.  Grrrr!

This is an easy recipe.  It is so rich, but oh so delightful.  This recipe will make exactly 1 quart of ice cream. 

1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup milk
1 14ounce can, sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup melted butter

In a bowl, whip your heavy cream to stiff peaks.  Set aside.  In another bowl combine, condensed milk, brown sugar, pecans and cooled melted butter.  Using a hand mixer combine thoroughly.  Using a spatula cold the heavy cream into the sweetened condensed milk mixture.  When all is combine, put into a plastic container with a lid and freeze for at least 6 hours.  Overnight would make it even better. 

As you can see by my photo, I couldn't wait any longer.  And with the heat on, it got a little melty, but you know what???  Ice cream is supposed to drip, right?! teehee

Enjoy this, maybe even on a piece of PIE! OOHHH!!

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