Ben & Jerry's Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Posted by: Elaine Mon, 26 Apr 2004, at 4:22 a.m.
1/2 cup butter, no substitutes
1 cup pecan halves
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream, or whipping cream
1 cup milk
Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over low heat. Add the pecans and salt and
saute, stirring constantly, until the pecans start to turn brown. Drain the
butter into a small bowl. Transfer the pecans to another bowl and let cool.
Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.
Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely
blended, about 1 minute more. Pour in the cream and milk, and whisk to blend.
Add the melted butter and blend. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and
freeze following the manufacturer's directions. After the ice cream stiffens
(about 2 minutes before it is done), add the pecans, then continue freezing
Makes 1 quart