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A waffle cone bowl full of scoops of turtle ice cream topped with hot fudge and chopped pecan pieces.
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Turtle Ice Cream

This turtle ice cream is a decadent, creamy vanilla ice cream packed with toasted pecans, caramel and hot fudge swirls, and chopped up Turtle candies. 
Prep Time20 mins
Chilling Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 50 mins
Servings: 10
Calories: 423kcal


For the Vanilla Ice Cream Base:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 dash salt

For Mixing In:

  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 3/4 cup diced Turtle candies **
  • 3 TBS caramel sauce
  • 3 TBS hot fudge sauce


For the Vanilla Ice Cream Base:

  • Add the cream, milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt to a large bowl and stir them together for a couple minutes to help the sugar dissolve.
  • Pour the ice cream mixture into the bowl of an ice cream maker, and run the machine according to the manufactures directions, about 25 to 30 minutes, until the ice cream is nice and creamy, like a soft serve consistency.

For Mixing In:

  • Add in all of the chopped pecans and Turtle candy pieces (except a couple Tablespoons) and let the ice cream continue churning for a few minutes until the pieces are well mixed throughout.
  • Scoop some of the ice cream into the bottom of a 2QT container (a 9x5 bread pan works great). Then drizzle some of the caramel sauce and hot fudge sauce over the top with a spoon.
  • Repeat with 2 or 3 more layers of ice cream, and caramel and hot fudge, ending with caramel and hot fudge sauce.
  • Sprinkle remaining pecans and candy pieces over the top.
  • Cover the container with plastic wrap, and place it in the freezer for at least 6 hours, or overnight for a thick scoopable ice cream.


**The caramel turns into a crunchy toffee when frozen, so keep the pieces small enough so you don't get a piece that is too hard/big to bite through. About the size of a pea. 


Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 942IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 0.3mg