Maple Pecan Ice Cream


Summer is quickly coming to a close. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy delicious, creamy homemade ice cream.

I was surprised by how smooth and tasty this ice cream is was. The list of ingredients is so small. But oh, do those ingredients pack in the flavor.

I would suggest going easy on the salt for the nuts. I salted mine a leeetle too much, and the whole ice cream flavor took on a saline quality. The recipe was very good, but I’m not big into salty ice cream.


Maple Pecan Ice Cream

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  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract, optional (I left this out)


1) Coarsely chop the pecans. In a skillet melt butter over moderate heat until foam subsides. Toast pecans in butter, stirring occasionally, until golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes, and sprinkle with salt to taste. Cool pecans and chill in a sealable plastic bag. Buttered pecans may be made 3 days ahead and chilled.

2) In a heavy saucepan bring cream, milk, maple syrup, and salt just to a boil, stirring occasionally. In a bowl beat yolks until smooth. Add hot cream mixture to yolks in a slow stream, whisking, and pour into pan. Cook custard over moderately low heat, stirring constantly, until a thermometer registers 170° F. Pour custard through a sieve into a clean bowl and cool. Stir in extract, if using. Chill custard, its surface covered with plastic wrap, at least 3 hours, or until cold, and up to 1 day.

Freeze custard in an ice-cream maker. Transfer ice cream to a bowl and fold in chilled pecans. Transfer ice cream to an airtight container and put in freezer to harden. Ice cream may be made 1 week ahead.

Makes about 1 quart


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4 Responses to “Maple Pecan Ice Cream”

  1. I dream of Autumn weather. Maple holds such a special place in my heart. I cannot wait to make this ice cream!!! Beautiful pictures!

  2. Ellie says:

    Maple and pecan! I absolutely adore this combo. Can’t wait for summer in Sydney to try this recipe.

  3. My favorite Ice cream flavor in the whole world! What a lovely recipe!

  4. Elisabeth says:

    You have such a nice blog with great pictures.

    This ice cream recipe looks very good. Ice cream is probably my favorite dessert.



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