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.

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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.

Butter Pecan Final
Butter Pecan Ice Cream
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Macros per 1 scoop:
• 200 Calories
• 20g of Fat
• 2g of Protein
• 1g of Carbs
Serves
6 scoops
Prep Time
10 minutes
Serves
6 scoops
Prep Time
10 minutes
Butter Pecan Final
Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Votes: 141
Rating: 4.11
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Macros per 1 scoop:
• 200 Calories
• 20g of Fat
• 2g of Protein
• 1g of Carbs
Serves
6 scoops
Prep Time
10 minutes
Serves
6 scoops
Prep Time
10 minutes
Servings: scoops
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Begin by melting the butter in a pan on a low flame and letting it brown very slighty. This will bring out more of the butter's flavor.
    Melt and brown butter
  2. Add in the cream and allow it to come to a simmer.
    Add in cream
  3. Turn the heat down to the lowest setting and add the erythritol. Let it dissolve completely, stirring gently.
    Dissolve erythritol
  4. Transfer the mixture to a deep mixing bowl and add a pinch of Stevia. Use an electric hand mixer to combine all the ingredients.
    Beat cream
  5. While mixing at a medium speed, add xanthan gum to help the ingredients really bind and thicken.
  6. In a small bowl, separate egg yolks and add vanilla extract. Beat them a little slowly add them into your mixing bowl as you're beating your cream mixture.
    Add egg yolks and vanilla
  7. Lastly, add chopped pecans and fold them in with a spoon. You can toast the pecans in a bit of butter to bring out more of their nutty and sweet flavor!
    Chop pecans
  8. Place your bowl (or wherever you're going to store the ice cream) in the freezer. Because this ice cream has chunks of pecans in it, I suggest stirring with a spoon every 30-45 minutes to make sure the pecans are well incorporated and don't get frozen sitting at the bottom of the ice cream. Of course, if you have an ice cream maker, feel free to use that and use the manufacturers instructions.
    Stir occasionally
  9. Let freeze for about 3 hours or until you can scoop it. If you let it freeze overnight, let it sit on the counter for a few minutes to soften so you can scoop it easily. Enjoy!
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Keto Butter Pecan Ice Cream

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