Pecan Pie Ice Cream

Pecan pie ice cream  We served two desserts at Friendsgiving. I liked the idea of serving a couple different treats, just in small sizes so they are more enjoyable. I love a big ol' piece of pie, don't get me wrong. But, after a big meal sometimes too much dessert can really ruin the experience. I decided instead of serving a more traditional pecan pie I'd turn it into ice cream. That way I could serve every just one or two small scoops and we'd enjoy that nutty, spicy pecan pie deliciousness without having to consume a whole pieces of pie after a big meal. Pecan pie ice cream    Of the two desserts we served, this was the bigger hit. I think it's because this is a cream cheese based ice cream, making it almost cheesecake-like. It's also super easy to make.

Pecan Pie Ice Cream, makes a generous quart.

8 oz. softened cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
a pinch of salt
1/4 to half a pecan pie, cut into small pieces

Cream together the cream cheese and sugars. Stir in the milk, cream, vanilla and salt. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight. Pour the batter into your ice cream machine and follow the manufacturer's directions. During the final stages of the freezing process add in the pie bits.  Pecan pie ice cream Pecan pie ice creamI served this with a few more candied nuts on top with some caramel sauce. Just trying to make it look fancy. 🙂 This would also be an awesome ice cream to make with leftover pie. Just a thought. Enjoy! xo. Emma

Credits // Author: Emma Chapman, Photos by: Janae Hardy

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