President Ford's Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Prep Time
Cook Time
1d 1h
Ready In

Recipe: #37497

October 15, 2021

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Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (356 g)
  • Calories 1107.6
  • Total Fat - 89.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 35.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 2381.5 mg
  • Sodium - 484.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 38.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 29.8 g
  • Protein - 37.7 g
  • Calcium - 377.2 mg
  • Iron - 6.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a medium sized heat-safe bowl (metal, ceramic, or glass), whisk together the egg yolks until well blended.

Step 2

Set aside.

Step 3

In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan on medium heat, melt the butter

Step 4

Cook it, stirring constantly, until it just begins to brown.

Step 5

Add the brown sugar and salt.

Step 6

Stir until the sugar completely melts.

Step 7

Slowly add the milk

Step 8

Stirring to incorporate.

Step 9

It will foam up initially, so make sure you are using a pan with high enough sides. Heat until all of the sugar is completely dissolved.

Step 10

Do not let boil or the mixture may curdle.

Step 11

Now you need to temper the egg yolks

Step 12

Whisking by hand, slowly pour half of the milk and sugar mixture into the eggs, whisking constantly to incorporate.

Step 13

Then add the warmed egg mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining milk sugar mixture.

Step 14

Stir the mixture constantly in a double boiler (put a heat proof bowl over a pot of boiling water)with a wooden or heatproof rubber spatula, scraping the bottom as you stir, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 15

Let cool slightly and add cream

Step 16


Step 17

While the mixture is chilling

Step 18

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Step 19

Melt 1 tablespoon of butter.

Step 20

Toss with pecans and a sprinkle of salt.

Step 21

Spead pecans out on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 10 minutes, until the pecans are lightly toasted.

Step 22

Set aside

Step 23

Once the ice cream mixture is thoroughly chilled

Step 24

Churn in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Step 25

Fold in chopped nuts

Step 26



No special items needed.

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