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 


  1. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over low heat. 
  2. Add the pecans and salt; saute, stirring constantly, until the pecans start to turn brown. 
  3. Drain the butter into a small bowl. Transfer the pecans to another bowl and let cool. 
  4. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. 
  5. Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more. 
  6. Pour in the cream and milk, and whisk to blend. Add the melted butter and blend. 
  7. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer's directions. 
  8. After the ice cream stiffens (about 2 minutes before it is done), add the pecans, then continue freezing until done

Makes 1 quart.

1 comment:

  1. Today it is 90 degrees and this recipe sound creamy and refreshing....thanks for sharing...