10 July, 2014
Butter Pecan ice cream
I got you intrigued, didn’t I? 🙂 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
Inspired by veggieonapenny.com
pecans- 3/4 cup + 1/2 cup
coconut butter- 3 tbsp.
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
* 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
Luscious! Coconut butter – – wouldn’t have thought of that! So glad you shared this at the weekly Potluck.
thank you, Annie. Thank you for the opportunity!
Loved the combo and looks yummylicious Apsara. ..
thank you, Chitra. 🙂
Oh my goodness!! I adore the sound of this recipe!! Thanks for joining in the potluck 🙂
thank you for hosting the event, Poppy. It’s a great opportunity for me.
That’s great to hear! 🙂
Pecan ice cream sounds yummy.. Coconut milk is nice addition. Never used spectrum shortening will read about it.
Yes Vidya, the combo works well in this!
Yum Apsara! You did a great job on this! Everyone at the party is going to love it!
thanks, Lori. I will save an extra scoop for you. 🙂
Butter Pecan is one of my favorite ice cream flavors. Thanks so much for bringing this to the party! 🙂
Thank you, I’m happy you like it!
Very delicious sounding recipe Apsara 🙂
thanks, Naina. 🙂
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!
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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this looks so yum 🙂 Apsara what can i substitute for pecan ??
thank you! Any nut, really. I would suggest almonds or walnuts.
hi Apsara…this ice cream sounds so goood…
glad to meet you at the party..
thank you, Nimmi. Nice to meet you. Happy Fiesta to you too!
Apsara, this is one of my most fav item in the party. 🙂 soo creamy and yumm! 🙂
thanks, Sadia. 🙂
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!
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!
If only it were summer, and ice-cream weather down here! 🙂
I like ice cream even in winter, 😉
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! 🙂
thank you, Indu. To my surprise, it has no taste of coconut! Thank you for hosting Fiesta Friday, it’s very sweet of you. 🙂
ha ha it’s fun for sure but a lot of commenting! 🙂
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
thank you so much, Prudy. Do let me know when you do! 🙂
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Wow! You definitely piqued my interest. The ice cream looks so delish. And imagine, a vegan pecan butter ice cream!
thank you, Anjana!
Yummmy!! Love it, thanks for sharing! 🙂
you’re welcome, Violet. Glad you like it! 🙂
I made this beautiful ice-cream & it was just the max! So tasty! xxx
That’s lovely! Thank you so much for the review, Sophie! You’re an angel. 🙂
I know,…hahahahahha! 🙂
Pecans are my favorite. Ice with it.. lovely. Thanks
Glad you like it. Thanks for visiting!
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. 🙂
I just bought a nice cream machine and am collecting recipes. Yours sounds delicious.
Do let me know if you try it, Mary. Thank you for visiting!
An ice cream machine, nice and creamy I am sure. (That wasn’t a typo but predictive text boo boo.) 🙂
What a combination!