High Fat Low Carb Fun!
After our delicious new flavored fat bomb recipe, White Chocolate Butter Pecan fat bombs, we were inspired to use our pecans again. The combination of butter and pecan was made for low carb, high fat diets, so we kept going! We were also craving a delicious new dessert…maybe an ice cream?? We decided to make one of the most classic ice cream flavors- butter pecan! The results were truly amazing.
Lots of ice creams begin with a great vanilla ice cream base. Luckily, we have a great vanilla ice cream recipe already on hand. Our butter pecan ice cream recipe was already in the works! This recipe is a basic vanilla low carb ice cream recipe with added butter and chopped pecans. You can use this recipe as a base for any other flavors that you may be craving as well! Add in sugar-free chocolate chips, peanut butter, cocoa powder, berries or keto brownie bits! You can make any flavor you want using the basic ingredients:
- Heavy cream – obviously
- Erythritol, or any sugar substitute
- Egg yolks – not 100% necessary, but helps the ice cream stay creamy in the freezer instead of ice-y and hard to scoop
We also have a few quick ice cream making tips that we have found to be helpful. Heavy cream is a must. If you substitute it with whole milk or almond milk, your ice cream will be icier and less creamy. Heavy cream is also great for a keto diet anyway as it is full of delicious fats that you need to fuel your body.
Our recipe uses granular erythritol but powdered erythritol would work great as well. You may need a little more of the powdered version to get the same sweetness but it will definitely give you a delicious, low carb taste as well! Try a brown sugar substitute as well, like So Nourished GOLD, that will give you an even richer taste, perfect for butter pecan ice cream.
We have an entire list of amazing low carb ice cream recipes you can make! The combinations are endless, especially on a diet like keto. We welcome high-fat heavy cream and spruce it up with low carb sweeteners like erythritol and stevia.
You can also make this recipe without an ice cream maker. Simply pop the entire thing in the freezer and wait! If you do choose to skip the ice cream machine and use the freezer, we have an extra tip for you. Because this recipe is chunky, we recommend stirring every 30-45 minutes to make sure the pecans are evenly distributed in the ice cream. If you have an ice cream maker, definitely following the manufacturer’s instructions for how long to churn and cool and when to add the pecans.
Loved this recipe? Let us know! Something didn’t quite turn out right? Ask us in the comments below or contact us– we respond to comments every day and would love to hear from you and help you out! And check out all our keto recipes to learn to make more delicious and healthy meals!
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