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Keto Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, keto
Keyword: pecan recipes, Sugar free ice cream
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Freezing time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 403kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
A creamy keto butter pecan ice cream to enjoy anytime of the year.
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Ice Cream Base

  • 2 cups cream heavy/whipping
  • 1 cup coconut milk tinned
  • 3 medium egg yolks
  • ½ cup brown sweetener other low carb sweetener could be used
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons vodka optional


  • 1 cup pecans
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sweetener other low carb sweetener could be used
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


Make the Ice Cream

  • Pour the cream and coconut milk in a saucepan on a medium heat. Do not let it boil but heat it for about 3-5 minutes.
  • As the cream is heating, whisk the eggs, vanilla and brown sweetener together.
  • Remove the cream from the heat and allow to cool for a minute (you don't want a scrambled egg mixture). Gently pour into the egg mixture and whisk until combined.
  • Pour this mixture back into the saucepan on a medium heat and whisk for 5 to 10 minutes until the mixture starts to thicken slightly.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Add the vodka and stir(optional).
  • Allow to cool or place in the fridge for faster cooling.
  • Pour into the canister of an ice-cream maker and churn according to manufacturer’s directions

Toasting the Pecans

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  • Place the pecan on a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes, checking that they are not burning half way through.
  • Remove from the oven and place in a small bowl.
  • Pour the butter over them and add the brown sweetener and salt. Mix until the pecans are all covered in the butter mixture.
  • Set aside to cool.

Assemble & Freeze

  • Once the ice cream has been churned and is a creamy smooth texture, fold in the pecan mixture. Chop the nuts if you prefer (I kept mine chunky).
  • Spoon the ice cream in an airtight container and place in the freezer for at least an hour, preferably several hours.
  • To serve, if the cream is too hard, allow to soften at room temperature for 5-15 minutes.


Makes 8 servings
The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 42g | Fiber: 1g | Iron: -1mg