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.
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.
- 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
- Melt butter in a saucepan
- Mix in chopped pecans and bring to a rolling boil for 3 - 5 minutes, until the butter begins to brown
- Remove from heat and let cool
- Pour all ingredients (including butter and pecans) into your ice cream maker
- Gently whisk to make sure it is evenly mixed
- Let the ice cream maker do its thing and enjoy!
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Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1/3 cup
Amount Per ServingCalories 290 Total Fat 22.5g Carbohydrates 3g Protein 1g