Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ben and Jerry's Copycat Butter Pecan Ice Cream

In Texas it is already ice cream weather, it has been in the 90s this last week and I have had ice cream on the brain. This is a copycat recipe for Ben & Jerry's Butter Pecan Ice Cream, one of my favorite. Hope you enjoy this copycat recipe much like the one you get at Ben & Jerry's.

½ cup butter, do not use anything else
1 cup pecan halves 
½ teaspoon salt 
2 large eggs 
¾ cup sugar 
2 cups heavy cream, or whipping cream 
1 cup milk 
Step 1: Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over low heat. 
Step 2: Add the pecans and salt; saute, stirring constantly, until the pecans start to turn brown. 
Step 3: Drain the butter into a small bowl. Transfer the pecans to another bowl and let cool. 
Step 4: Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. 
Step 5: Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more. 
Step 6: Pour in the cream and milk, and whisk to blend. Add the melted butter and blend. 
Step 7: Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer's directions. 
Step 8: After the ice cream stiffens (about 2 minutes before it is done), add the pecans, then continue freezing until done. 

Makes 1 quart