Salted Caramel Pecan Ice Cream

I know I’ve been sharing a few amazing no churn ice cream recipes with you guys lately, but this salted caramel pecan ice cream starts with a custard base and requires an ice cream maker instead, because its just so perfectly creamy and so delicious.

Salted Caramel Pecan Ice Cream - This Salted Caramel Pecan Ice Cream has a salted caramel custard base, swirled with salted caramel swirls and full of crunchy toasted pecans. Its perfectly rich, creamy and so delicious

I found this recipe for salted caramel ice cream with fudge and toasted coconut from Taste and Tell and just knew I had to try my own version. Instead of fudge and coconut, I just stuck with a salted caramel ice cream, swirled with salted caramel and with chunks of toasted pecans throughout. I added a little vanilla to the ice cream base, and stuck with my own salted caramel sauce recipe.

Salted Caramel Pecan Ice Cream - This Salted Caramel Pecan Ice Cream has a salted caramel custard base, swirled with salted caramel swirls and full of crunchy toasted pecans. Its perfectly rich, creamy and so delicious

This may be my new favorite ice cream ever. And I’m so happy to share with you a giveaway for your very own ice cream maker so that you can make this ice cream at home too.

Salted Caramel Pecan Ice Cream - This Salted Caramel Pecan Ice Cream has a salted caramel custard base, swirled with salted caramel swirls and full of crunchy toasted pecans. Its perfectly rich, creamy and so delicious

Actually we’ve got a giveaway for you AND a friend to win your own ice cream maker. It doesn’t get better than that.

Salted Caramel Pecan Ice Cream - This Salted Caramel Pecan Ice Cream has a salted caramel custard base, swirled with salted caramel swirls and full of crunchy toasted pecans. Its perfectly rich, creamy and so delicious

So this ice cream is perfectly caramely. The ice cream itself has caramel mixed into it to make it rich and caramel flavored, with swirls of caramel and with crunchy pecans through out. I just can’t believe how delicious it turned out, really.

Salted Caramel Pecan Ice Cream - This Salted Caramel Pecan Ice Cream has a salted caramel custard base, swirled with salted caramel swirls and full of crunchy toasted pecans. Its perfectly rich, creamy and so delicious

Salted Caramel Pecan Ice Cream
 
Ingredients
For the Salted Caramel Sauce:
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 6 TBS butter, softened and cut into 6 pieces
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
For the Custard:
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5 egg yolks
For the Pecans:
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
Instructions
For the Salted Caramel Sauce:
  1. Measure out all the ingredients for your salted caramel sauce and set them aside. Add your white sugar to a medium sauce pan and heat over medium high heat.
  2. Stir constantly with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Sugar will form into little crumps and then eventually into an amber colored liquid. Keep stirring.
  3. Once the sugar is melted add in your butter pieces. Stir them into the caramel until they are completely melted.
  4. Slowly pour in your heavy cream. Allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute while stirring.
  5. Remove from heat and pour in your salt and vanilla.
  6. Divide your caramel into 2 and set half aside and put half in the fridge for later.
For the Custard:
  1. In a large sauce pan, combine your heavy cream, milk, sugar, salt and vanilla. Heat over medium high until your mixture starts to bubble.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk your egg yolks.
  3. Slowly pour ½ cup of your cream mixture into your egg yolks while whisking vigorously. Pour another 1 cup of your cream mixture, ½ cup at a time while whisking the whole time.
  4. Pour the egg mixture back into the sauce pan with the remaining cream mixture and continue to heat for about 5 minutes until the mixture is thickened a bit.
  5. Pour back into the bowl and pour your set aside half of the caramel into the mixture and stir in completely.
  6. Put bowl into an ice bath and allow to set for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Toast your pecans in a saute pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring the whole time.
  8. Cover bowl and place it in the fridge for about 2 hours, up to overnight.
  9. Once chilled, pour the mixture into your ice cream maker along with your pecans and allow to run according to manufactures instructions (about 30 minutes).
  10. Pour about ⅓ of your custard into a 9x5 loaf pan. Drizzle a third of your caramel sauce. Repeat with another third of the ice cream, a third of the caramel sauce and then the last ice cream and the remaining caramel.
  11. Cover and transfer to the freezer to freeze solid.

Salted Caramel Pecan Ice Cream - This Salted Caramel Pecan Ice Cream has a salted caramel custard base, swirled with salted caramel swirls and full of crunchy toasted pecans. Its perfectly rich, creamy and so delicious

Salted Caramel Pecan Ice Cream - This Salted Caramel Pecan Ice Cream has a salted caramel custard base, swirled with salted caramel swirls and full of crunchy toasted pecans. Its perfectly rich, creamy and so delicious!
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25 Comments

  1. One for me and one for my little sister!

  2. Favorite flavor is COFFEE! And I;d give the other to my mom! She is ice cream obsessed!

  3. Andrea Christian · · Reply

    I made the chocolate one, then drizzled a peanut butter sauce over it (her favorite combo). :) I plan to make some of the other no churn options this summer, my husband is excited about the key lime one!

  4. I love mint chip! I’d share the other ice cream maker with my daughter.

  5. Andrea Christian · · Reply

    ooh! ooh! pick me please!! I’ve wanted an icecream maker for years now! your no churn icecream was amazing (I made it for my sister’s birthday, since she isn’t fond of cake), and I’d love to try this new recipe!

    1. Thanks Andrea! Which no churn recipe did you try?

  6. Amy C. · · Reply

    My favorite ice cream flavor is java chip and I would love to gift this to my mother. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  7. I am a huge fan of homemade ice cream! But haven’t yet tried a custard-based version. Yours looks so sweet and creamy – salted caramel is one of my favorite flavors.

    1. Thank you Lisa! I love all the delicious flavor combos you can make with homemade ice cream!

  8. Wow! This looks so good. It has all of my favorite flavors in one great place! Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

  9. Sheila jacobson · · Reply

    Ice cream with lots of extras in it is my favorite. My daughters is chocolate. I would love to win the ice cream makers and would give on to my daughter. This ice cream recipe looks soooooo delicious!

  10. I love Cookies and Cream ice cream. I’d share the other machine with a friend!

  11. candycainlane · · Reply

    I love all ice cream! I would give one to my daughter.

  12. This has me wanting ice cream, at 9:30am! My favorite flavor is chocolate fudge brownie (Ben & Jerry’s ‘Chocolate Therapy’). I’d love to be able to make your salted caramel ice cream recipe, and I’d give the extra to my sweet friend Carly!

    1. Ben and Jerry’s is just the best, isn’t it!

  13. Cindy S · · Reply

    The recipe does not list the egg yolks. How many does it require?

    1. So sorry, thank you for catching that. 5. Egg yolks.

      1. Great- thanks for the prompt response as I will be making this for our July 4th festivities!

  14. Leslie · · Reply

    I’m boring. I like homemade vanilla. I would like to win an ice cream maker for my son and daughter-in-law.

  15. Karla G · · Reply

    I love coffee ice cream, and so many others! I’d give the other one to my sister, as she is wanting one badly.

  16. Heidi · · Reply

    My favorite ice cream flavor is citrus and if I won I would give the other one to my mom!

  17. Heidi · · Reply

    This looks delicious!

  18. Lindsay · · Reply

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and I would give it to my best friend!!!

    1. One of my favorites too! We have a no churn version on our site, be sure to check it out!

  19. Kelly G · · Reply

    I would love to win an ice cream maker! My husband is GF and DF, so this would be great for making sure he has some good homemade options!

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