Low Carb Keto Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Low Carb Keto Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Ok, I know I've been making a lot of ice cream lately.

But it's summertime and you know what they say.  "I scream.  You scream.  We all scream for low carb ice cream."

 We All Scream for Ice Cream Gif

And today's low carb butter pecan ice cream is definitely scream worthy.

It's got a creamy butter flavored custard base and is filled with roasted candied pecans.  I tried out a secret ingredient with this recipe.  I used vegetable glycerin to keep the ice cream soft and scoopable.  And it worked out really well.  This ingredient is optional, but it keeps the ice cream from freezing solid like most homemade low carb ice creams.  Speaking of low carb, each scoop of this ice cream has only 4g of net carbohydrate.

So let's hear some screams for this ice cream!      

 Low Carb Keto Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe

Low Carb Keto Butter Pecan Ice Cream


candied pecans:

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 3 tablespoons Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped pecans

ice cream

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 1/3 cup Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin, optional


Candied Pecans:

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2.  Add pecans to the cookie sheet and bake for 5 minutes until fragrant.

3.  In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter.  Add 1/4 cup sweetener, cinnamon and salt and stir continuously until well combined and the sweetener is completely dissolved. 

4.  Remove from heat and stir in pecans until well coated.  Pour mixture back onto cookie sheet and spread out pecans to reduce clumping.  Allow to cool on the countertop. 

Ice Cream:

5.  In the same sauce pan, heat 1/4 cup butter over low heat until melted and slightly browned.

6.  Stir in cream and bring to a low simmer.  Stir in 1/3 cup sweetener and mix to dissolve.  

7.  Add the liquid to a large mixing bowl.  Sprinkle with xanthan gum and use an electric mixer to combine.

8.  In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolks and vanilla.  Slowly add to the large mixing bowl and mix well to combine.

9.  Add in glycerin if using.  This will help keep the ice cream soft and scoopable, but is not necessary for the recipe to work.

10.  Make an ice bath in your kitchen sink to cool down the custard quickly.  Fill the sink a quarter of the way with cold water and add several handfuls of ice.  Gently lower the bowl of custard into the ice bath.  Let cool for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Cover the custard with plastic wrap that is placed directly on the surface of the liquid.  Chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours until completely cooled. 

11.  Add the ice cream custard to an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions, usually 20-25 minutes.

12.  In the last 5 minutes, add in the nuts.

13.  Pour the ice cream into a resealable container and freeze for 4-6 hours until hardened.




NUTRITIONAL INFO:  Serving Size: 1/2 cup   Calories 500 Fat 52g Protein 5g Carb 6g Fiber 2g Net Carbs 4g

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