Butter Pecan Ice Cream

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Butter Pecan Ice Cream Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 2 quarts
Prep Time: 45 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Difficulty: Easy

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3 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1   (3 3/4-ounce) package instant French vanilla pudding mix
1 cup sugar
1   (13-ounce) can evaporated milk
2/3 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon unsalted butter





Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Over low heat, cook the pecans until they are lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Place on a paper towel to drain and cool. In an 8-cup measuring cup with a spout, combine the remaining ingredients. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturers’ instructions. Add the pecans 10 minutes into the freezing.

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By Torri on January 21, 2013


Love all Paula dishes I have home make ice ream and my cats love it to Don't have kids have lots off animals and what ever I eat they eat and get love aal the dishes

By Hester Delport on July 08, 2012


paula you rock as always. Now who di i make green tea icecream?? Love it but seldom find it , so HELP !!!!

By Kevin on July 08, 2012


Is there anyway to make this if you don't have an ice cream maker?-

By Terri M on July 07, 2012


paula, Do you have to put nuts can you change it to toffee or candy ?

By tracey moore on July 07, 2012


Ms.Paula,You are right.Homemade ice cream is easy to make...Which brings me to two questions....You got a yummy strawberry ice cream recipe? And what ice cream maker would you recommend? Do you still use the old fashion kind...not the one that turns by hand,but the electric wooden one.Do you hand churn yours?I used to but that was back in the day as they say !!!!Hope ya'll had a great fourth...One day Iam coming to Savannah to visit your beautiful town and yours and Uncle Bubbas resturant...My brother and his wife have been there three different occasions.And still love it.If you ever get a chance by some miracle,though it may be small...email me back and tell me how you got started on your journey of loosing weight.I have gained 65 ibs.In the past three years.Burn out adrenal glands...personal problems that have devastated me...Through the stresses I have turned back to sugar for my comfort in life.Which I know not to do.Aint my first rodeo as they say...sorry said that already !!!Please say a short prayer for me...that I can and will be able to kick the sugar addiction!!!I've asked the Lord to help me and to send somone into my life that can take my hand and help me get back up and be the ever strong person I've always been.Iam facing another divorce,which has totally put me into a downwind spiral!! to say the least.Oh,Ms.Paula PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR RAMBLING....I WIILL BE ALRIGHT...LOVE YA'LL Angie,(from Thomasville,Ga.)

By Angie Reneau on July 07, 2012


Love you Paula!!

By Linda on July 07, 2012


Have searched for recipe on 10/29/11 TV show for guest cooks recipe for Sunnys Buttermilk Butter Pecan Ice Cream, made by shaking method. I cannot locate it on your site. Any help?? Thanks, Jackie

By jackie mcdonald on October 29, 2011

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