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Keto Butter Pecan Ice Cream

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Something about the combination of butter and pecan is irresistible. Add those flavors to heavy cream and you have a delectable keto butter pecan ice cream.

Delicious Keto Butter Pecan Ice Cream

During the summer of 2017, my wife and I traveled to Charleston, SC for a wedding. We got married there that week too, but oddly enough was not the purpose of the trip. I fully expected the food scene in Charleston to be (as the kids would say) “lit” but it was honestly meh.

Except for a place we stopped at called something similar to Ye Ole Dairy Barn. We had just gotten married ourselves and she decided ice cream was in order.

Normally I follow along and am the obedient ice cream flavor helper, though I don’t partake. However this time, something caught my eye. Homemade butter pecan ice cream.

I decided to splurge (I had just been married, after all) and get a scoop of the ice cream. Not sure what to expect, I just assumed it would be a normal scoop of sugar-filled goodness.

It was, in fact. But it was also THE BEST ICE CREAM I’VE EVER HAD. True story. The best I’ve ever had in my entire life. Hands down. No joke. No lie.

So, I decided to try and recreate the experience with this keto butter pecan ice cream. I think one of the most important flavors is the browned butter, which really makes the flavors pop. Never had browned butter in a dish before? There’s no time like the present to fall in love with it.

This ice cream might take a bit longer than the rest to make, but please, please, please trust me when I say: it’s worth it! You’ll be in love by the time you finish the first bite, I promise.

Plan ahead and make this keto butter pecan ice cream for your next dessert. Please do yourself the favor. We need you to make it.

We don’t just need you to, we beg you to. It’s all for your own good. Your taste buds demand it.

Keto Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Keto Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Yield: 8 servings
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Something about the combination of butter and pecan is irresistible. Add those flavors to heavy cream and you have a delectable keto butter pecan ice cream.


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup powdered erythritol
  • 2 pastuerized egg yolks
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan
  2. Mix in chopped pecans and bring to a rolling boil for 3 - 5 minutes, until the butter begins to brown
  3. Remove from heat and let cool
  4. Pour all ingredients (including butter and pecans) into your ice cream maker
  5. Gently whisk to make sure it is evenly mixed
  6. Let the ice cream maker do its thing and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1/3 cup
Amount Per ServingCalories 290 Total Fat 22.5g Carbohydrates 3g Protein 1g
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  1. Where do u find pasturized egg yolks? I am really looking forward to making this.

    • Logan Childress


      Pasteurized egg yolks come from pasteurized eggs, which you should be able to easily find in your local grocery store.

  2. If I don’t have an ice cream maker, will this work? I’m dying to try this!

  3. Where do the egg yolks go? do you temper them and add them to the butter sauce? I have never made ice cream before and not sure what to do with the yolk.

    • Logan Childress


      They go right in with the rest of the ingredients. Make sure you use pasteurized eggs to be even safer! Ultimately if you don’t feel comfortable with it, you can easily leave the yolks out. They just help with the creamy texture and add fats.

  4. Juanita Garner

    I used EZ-Sweetz (liquid sucralose) about 20 drops. It is amazing Butter Pecan Ice Cream! I also added alot of Cinnamon and so glad I did cause its to die for!

  5. This was by far the best butter pecan ice cream i have ever eaten, keto, or non keto. The browned butter really sets it apart. My wife hates butter pecan and I had to fight for it.

  6. Would powdered swerve work in this recipe? If so, how much?

    • Logan Childress


      Swerve is a “fancier” (but not too much so) form of powdered erythritol. You can measure it the same as you would the erythritol in the recipe.

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