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Bourbon Butter Pecan Ice Cream: Light, soft vanilla ice cream with a hint of bourbon flavor and loaded with buttery sweet roasted pecans. | stressbaking.com #icecream #boozydessert #boozy #butterpecan

Bourbon Butter Pecan Ice Cream


  • Author: Leslie Kiszka
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart 1x

Description

Light, soft vanilla ice cream with a hint of bourbon flavor and loaded with buttery, sweet, roasted pecans. This ice cream is for adults only – sorry, kids!


Ingredients

Scale

Toasted Pecans

  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon light or dark brown sugar
  • Hearty pinch of salt

Ice Cream

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup half and half (I use this)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar or granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla bean paste (aff link) or pure vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons bourbon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place chopped pecans on baking sheet and toast them for 7 minutes, or until fragrant and golden.
  2. Just before the pecans are done toasting, melt butter in a small saucepan. Add 1 Tablespoon brown sugar and salt and whisk until completely combined and bubbly. Remove from heat.
  3. Add pecans to sauce pan and stir/toss to coat. Pour pecans in a single layer onto a piece of parchment paper to cool.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together heavy cream, half and half, 3/4 cup sugar, vanilla extract and bourbon.
  5. Pour batter into frozen ice cream maker (aff link) and prepare according to manufacturer’s directions (usually 20-25 minutes of churning). During the last 5 minutes, add in your prepared pecans.
  6. Store in freezer-safe container and freeze for a couple hours if you want it to be soft-serve texture (or overnight, if you want to eat it after it’s hardened). Enjoy!

Notes

The bourbon helps keep the ice cream soft, but you don’t want to add more for a stronger bourbon flavor – it’ll make the ice cream impossible to full set! Instead, try adding a little bourbon the butter/sugar mixture for coating your pecans.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Churn and freeze
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: bourbon ice cream, butter pecan ice cream, boozy ice cream

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