Thursday, May 16, 2013

Twenty Minute Maple Pecan Ice Cream!


I have always loved homemade ice cream. I never would make it, because I have very little patience for something that is so time consuming. So, I have found a wonderful solution! I recently found the best EVER ice cream machine made by Cuisinart. What sold me on this machine was that it makes homemade ice cream without the use of rock salt and waiting for the ice cream to freeze. Now, here is what really made me press the button and put this baby in my Amazon shopping cart.. Your ice cream is done from start to finish in twenty minutes!
 
 
 
 To top off this new favorite of mine, here is the
ice cream on the cake.(funny isn't it) You can also make sorbet and yogurt along with Italian ice with this machine!

Homemade Maple Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe:
Ingredients:

 
 
Nuts:
 
 3/4 cups chopped pecan nuts      

1 tablespoon butter

       1 tablespoon honey          
          
 

Ice Cream:

        
1 cup whole milk

1 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla
  
 
Instructions

   Using a frying pan, melt the butter on medium-low heat and then add the chopped pecans. Add the honey and cook until the nuts are slightly toasted, 3 – 5 minutes. Be very careful not to overcook the nuts because they can go from perfect to burnt in less than a minute.

 

  While the nuts are cooking stir together all four ingredients for the ice cream. Turn on your ice cream maker and then pour the milk mixture into the machine.
    
 
 
 
 
Note: you have to keep your ice cream bowl in the deep freezer for at least 24 hours or it will not freeze right.

When the ice cream is almost all the way thickened add the nuts.

 
 
 
 
 
Serve immediately and enjoy!

 
I could not believe how fast this recipe was to make! I love that the ingredients are all natural and fresh! I used organic products, and I love pecans from the Southern Georgia Pecan Company! I have actually been to their store and sampled many of their pecans! You can use your favorite brands and make it perfect for your taste!
 
 
 
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12 comments:

  1. this looks delish! man, i really need to invest in an ice cream maker, looks like fun and really yummy too. newest follower from the Bloglovin' hop! can't wait to read more!

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    1. Thank you Amanda! I love this new machine! Nicole

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  2. It looks so good. I love maple pecan. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. I have the same ice cream maker and LOVE it!! I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks!

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  4. Home-made icecream is the best! That recipe looks delicious!

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  5. Oh man, I love butter pecan ice cream. It is my second favorite. That recipe looks pretty easy. Which ice cream maker did you purchase?

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  6. This sounds so delicious! I have not ever made ice cream but your recipe looks pretty easy. Thanks for stopping by and following, I'm now following back and looking forward to seeing more.

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  7. I'm such an ice cream fanatic...and this recipe sounds absolutely incredible! Will have to keep this in mind for a fun summer treat. (And in Florida, we can use all of the ice cold refreshments we can get.) Thanks for stopping by The Thinking Closet and for your sweet comment. Following back in Google+!

    Warmly,
    Lauren
    The Thinking Closet

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  8. I have a similar ice cream maker and I love it! Butter Pecan ice cream is one of my favorites but I never thought about adding the maple syrup, yum!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  9. This is on my MUST-TRY list this summer! Thanks for stopping my my Facebook page, I'm following you here and there now!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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