Brown Butter-Pecan Ice Cream

Whole pieces of leftover pecan pie get folded into this sweet treat.
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Recipe by Marianne Williams

  • 12Servings


  • 2 tbsp. butter 
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 
  • 2 cups heavy cream 
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pieces of leftover pecan pie
  • Chopped toasted pecans, for garnish


Place loaf pan in freezer. In skillet, cook butter over medium heat, swirling often, until browned, 3 minutes. Let cool. In bowl, mix butter, condensed milk, vanilla, and 1/8 tsp. salt.
In another bowl, beat cream to almost stiff peaks; fold into butter mixture. Fold in pecan pie pieces. Pour into frozen loaf pan. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours. Garnish ice cream with pecans.