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10 July, 2014

Butter Pecan ice cream

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I got you intrigued, didn’t I? πŸ™‚ You may not have imagined that this was going to be a vegan frozen dessert, with really healthy ingredients.

I found this bottle of coconut butter in the food store recently and bought it with glee. What better treat to try with it than butter pecan ice cream? It came out really tasty and creamy, you would not believe that it is vegan. I do not have any objection to regular butter (used in moderation). But I am submitting this recipe to the Virtual Vegan Potluck 2, I went with all plant-based ingredients, and I’m absolutely thrilled with the result! Party-goers at Angie’s Fiesta Friday #24, I come to the party a little early with this guilt-free dessert!


While I’m talking about the recipe for this ice cream, I thought I might as well elaborate on the ingredients. I have used coconut creamer, available in the organic milk section. Regular coconut milk could be used, instead and add extra sugar. I just found this works well in place of cream.


I have also used Spectrum organic shortening and coconut butter instead of regular butter. These sound like exotic ingredients, but there may be similar products or non-vegan versions available locally.

Butter Pecan ice cream

  • Servings: 5-6
  • Time: 35 minutes + soak, chill time
  • Difficulty: easy
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Inspired by veggieonapenny.com


pecans- 3/4 cup + 1/2 cup

coconut butter- 3 tbsp.

banana- 1/2

coconut milk creamer- 450 ml (or use 1 can coconut milk)

raw sugar- 1/3 cup (I used Demerara, Florida crystals)

salt- 1/4 tsp.

tapioca starch- 2 tbsp. (or use corn starch)

vanilla- 1 tsp.

Spectrum shortening- 2 tbsp.

water- 1/4 cup

Β Method:

* Peel and freeze half a banana. Soak 3/4 cup pecans in water for at least 5 hours.

* Combine coconut creamer, tapioca starch, raw sugar and vanilla extract in a pan on low heat. Stir and let it boil once while the mixture gets thickened. Cool in the fridge.

* Toast 1/2 cup pecans in 1 tbsp. coconut butter. Set aside.

* Drain pecans and blend with 1/4 cup water. Add chopped frozen banana and blend once more. Then combine with the thickened cream, shortening, salt and 2 tbsp. coconut butter and blend in batches.

* Transfer mixture to an ice cream machine and churn according to instructions. Mine took 20 minutes. Towards the end, add toasted pecans and save some for garnish.

* Enjoy right away or freeze in an airtight container.





48 thoughts on : Butter Pecan ice cream

  • July 10, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Luscious! Coconut butter – – wouldn’t have thought of that! So glad you shared this at the weekly Potluck.

    • July 10, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      thank you, Annie. Thank you for the opportunity!

    • July 10, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      thank you, Chitra. πŸ™‚

  • July 10, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Oh my goodness!! I adore the sound of this recipe!! Thanks for joining in the potluck πŸ™‚

    • July 10, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      thank you for hosting the event, Poppy. It’s a great opportunity for me.

      • July 11, 2014 at 5:39 am

        That’s great to hear! πŸ™‚

  • July 10, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Pecan ice cream sounds yummy.. Coconut milk is nice addition. Never used spectrum shortening will read about it.

    • July 11, 2014 at 9:37 am

      Yes Vidya, the combo works well in this!

  • July 10, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Yum Apsara! You did a great job on this! Everyone at the party is going to love it!

    • July 11, 2014 at 9:36 am

      thanks, Lori. I will save an extra scoop for you. πŸ™‚

  • July 11, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Butter Pecan is one of my favorite ice cream flavors. Thanks so much for bringing this to the party! πŸ™‚

    • July 11, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      Thank you, I’m happy you like it!

  • July 11, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Very delicious sounding recipe Apsara πŸ™‚

    • July 11, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      thanks, Naina. πŸ™‚

  • July 11, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Apsara, this looks and sounds fabulous – pecan and coconut yum – thank you so much for sharing this with us – I think it will be very popular at the party! Happy Fiesta Friday!

    • July 11, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      I’m glad you like it Selma. Thank you for hosting FF, it seems like a daunting task! Have a great weekend!

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  • July 12, 2014 at 9:42 am

    this looks so yum πŸ™‚ Apsara what can i substitute for pecan ??

    • July 12, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      thank you! Any nut, really. I would suggest almonds or walnuts.

  • July 12, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    hi Apsara…this ice cream sounds so goood…
    glad to meet you at the party..
    happy FF:-)

    • July 12, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      thank you, Nimmi. Nice to meet you. Happy Fiesta to you too!

  • July 12, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Apsara, this is one of my most fav item in the party. πŸ™‚ soo creamy and yumm! πŸ™‚

    • July 12, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      thanks, Sadia. πŸ™‚

  • July 12, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    This looks and sounds so delicious. I have been meaning to make a coconut based ice cream and just not got around to it so thanks for the inspiration. So much inspiration this week at FF!

    • July 12, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      I’m glad you like it, Hilda. I’m in love with dairy-free ice cream after I made this one. : Thank you for hosting this week’s party!

  • July 12, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    If only it were summer, and ice-cream weather down here! πŸ™‚

    • July 13, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      I like ice cream even in winter, πŸ˜‰

  • July 13, 2014 at 11:26 am

    This looks really yummy, Apsara. And love that you are always coming up with healthful desserts! Coconut ice cream in general is my most favorite so this one with the pecans is something that screams ‘over the top delicious’ to me! Wonderful and thanks for bringing this to Fiesta Friday! πŸ™‚

    • July 13, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      thank you, Indu. To my surprise, it has no taste of coconut! Thank you for hosting Fiesta Friday, it’s very sweet of you. πŸ™‚

  • July 14, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Apsara…my love… this is brilliant! Absolutely beautiful and absolutely delicious! As soon as I can get the ingredients, I am so making this!! <3

    • July 14, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      thank you so much, Prudy. Do let me know when you do! πŸ™‚

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    • July 16, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      thank you, Anjana!

  • July 16, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Yummmy!! Love it, thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

    • July 16, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      you’re welcome, Violet. Glad you like it! πŸ™‚

  • Sophie33
    July 20, 2014 at 9:14 am

    I made this beautiful ice-cream & it was just the max! So tasty! xxx

    • July 20, 2014 at 11:41 am

      That’s lovely! Thank you so much for the review, Sophie! You’re an angel. πŸ™‚

      • July 20, 2014 at 12:09 pm

        I know,…hahahahahha! πŸ™‚

  • July 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Pecans are my favorite. Ice with it.. lovely. Thanks

    • July 22, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      Glad you like it. Thanks for visiting!

  • July 22, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Don’t know how I missed this post! Love butter pecan icecream and your version is so so guilt free! You sure are putting your icecream maker to good use. πŸ™‚

  • July 25, 2014 at 12:31 am

    I just bought a nice cream machine and am collecting recipes. Yours sounds delicious.

    • July 25, 2014 at 11:13 am

      Do let me know if you try it, Mary. Thank you for visiting!

  • July 25, 2014 at 12:34 am

    An ice cream machine, nice and creamy I am sure. (That wasn’t a typo but predictive text boo boo.) πŸ™‚

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