Take your butter pecan ice cream to the next level of deliciousness with brown butter and candied nuts.
Just to clarify, this is not your ordinary butter pecan ice cream, which is by all laws of nature already pretty darn good. Use brown butter and then candy those pecans, and it’s like a heightened sense of sumpin’ happens to your taste buds. The flavor of the pecans, the sugar, the brown butter together – oh dear!
4 TIPS TIPS FOR GREAT ICE CREAM:
– Make sure that your mixture is really cold before freezing it in the ice cream maker. In so doing, you are cutting down on time, and not over working your machine or the ice cream.
– The higher the fat content in the cream, the creamier and better the ice cream will be. Sometimes I do use 2% milk in place of whole milk, and still can turn out a great ice cream – but there’s no way around the fact that higher fat = better ice cream.
– Plan ahead of time. The day before you want to serve the ice cream is the best time to make it, giving your ice cream to properly freeze. I make mine the day before. Once I’ve made the ice cream in the ice cream maker, I transfer it to a freezer safe airtight container and allow it to freeze overnight.
– Whenever you add the eggs into a hot mixture, it’s best to “introduce” a small amount of the hot mixture first to the yolks to warm them up and with continual whisking to prevent any of the eggs from curdling. Once the yolks have warmed and with continued whisking add the “warmed” yolks into the remaining hot cream. If you do find bits in your ice cream base after adding the eggs, no problem, simply strain the cream base through a fine mesh strainer before allowing to cool and continue as directed.
A Southern girl with a taste for travel, Stacey takes inspiration from her global pantry and cooks with a sense of adventure. Now she’s raising her three young children to appreciate a wide world of food, even if she doesn’t always tell them exactly what they’re eating. Stacey is the food photographer, writer and creator of Little Figgy Food. She's also addicted to coffee. Addicted to olives. Fairly obsessed with dark chocolate.