Ben & Jerry's Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Ben and Jerry's Copycat Recipe

Makes 1 Quart

1/2 cup butter, do not use anything else
1 cup pecan halves
1/2  teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
¾ cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream, or whipping cream
1 cup milk

Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over low heat. Add the pecans and salt; saute, stirring constantly, until the pecans start to turn brown. Drain the butter into a small bowl. Transfer the pecans to another bowl and let cool. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more.

Pour in the cream and milk, and whisk to blend. Add the melted butter and blend.Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer's directions. After the ice cream stiffens (about 2 minutes before it is done), add the pecans, then continue freezing until done.

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