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Butter Pecan Ice Cream

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Monday, 28 March 2011 11:11
    The food network is trying to kill me!

    Well, maybe not, but it seems every time we watch a program, we wind up making more unhealthy food.  This week it was homemade ice cream.  Specifically some butter pecan.  I don't even remember what show we were watching, but I turned to Brenda and said, "we should make some ice cream" then off to google to search for some recipes, and a little while latter we were sampling our latest concoction.  Here's the recipe we used:

  • 2 Tbls butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups milk (We went out to get whole milk for this, not sure how it would turn out with the 1% that we usually have int he fridge)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 7 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream
  • Place the chopped pecans in a pan over medium-low heat and cook, tossing frequently, until you can smell the nuts and they are lightly toasted. Remove from heat and quickly stir in the butter and salt stirring until the butter melts completely. Set aside to cool.
  • Put 1 cup of the brown sugar, the milk and the cream into a medium saucepan. Begin cooking over medium heat, stirring occasionally.  In the meantime, place the remaining 1/2 cup of brown sugar in a large bowl with the egg yolks. Whisk until ribbons form, keeping an eye on the cream.
  • Just before the cream mixture begins to boil, use a ladle to add about 1/2 cup of the hot cream to the egg yolks and whisk immediately to temper the eggs. Pour the egg yolk and cream mixture back into the saucepan and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the mixture starts to thicken.
  • When the custard has thickened, remove it from the heat and pour into another container. Allow to cool slightly, then press plastic wrap over the surface and place it in the refrigerator to cool.
  • After your custard has cooled completely stir in the vanilla. Pour it into your ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions. Just before putting it into the freezer to set up, stir in the buttered pecans.
  • Enjoy!

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