I was chatting on the phone with a friend recently. She told me she was busy in the kitchen. Busy doing WHAT? (Nosy me.) Making peach jam, jalapeño pepper jelly and Jim Beam Toasted Pecan Ice Cream. (What a slacker. ) And whoaaa. Come again? I’d never heard of that flavor of ice cream deliciousness before. So she told me how easy it was to make. And I tried it today. And she spoke truth. It took about ten minutes to make and then I let it harden in the freezer for about six hours. Not to mention it tastes absolutely divine.
This is one of the easiest, most sophisticated ice cream flavors you’ll ever make. It’s rich and has just enough bourbon to give a little kick, but still freezes hard enough for scooping. Just three ingredients for this quick ice cream and you’ll be smiling too: store bought vanilla bean ice cream, pecans, Jim Beam bourbon.
Toast the pecans on the stovetop, then cool. Soften the ice cream just enough to stir in the bourbon and pecans. Freeze for 6 hours or until hard enough to scoop. This ice cream is perfect packed in a waffle cone and heavenly with Fresh Peach Pound Cake. (Just sayin’.) Hope you love this delicious ice cream!
Jim Beam Toasted Pecan Ice Cream
- 1.5 quarts store-bought vanilla bean ice cream 6 cups
- scant 1/3 cup Jim Beam bourbon
- 1 cup shelled whole pecans, divided
- Toast whole pecans in a skillet on the stovetop over medium heat 1-2 minutes until just turning golden.
- Remove from heat (and pan) immediately to stop from over browning.
- Cool pecans, then break or cut into large irregular pieces.
- Soften vanilla ice cream and place in a mixing bowl, saving the ice cream container.
- Stir in bourbon and 3/4 cup toasted pecans.
- Repack into ice cream container.
- Freeze for six hours or more until hard and scoopable.
- Garnish with extra toasted pecans.
Jim Beam Toasted Pecan Ice Cream
You may also enjoy: Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
Dear Allie, I love how simple this is to make…what a treat!! Sounds like a fabulous treat to cool down with at the end of a long day. xo, Catherine
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
I think I need You AND your friend to move next door so I can accidentally stop by and help y’all taste test! This sounds fantastic, Lady!
That would be lovely Shashi. I will have to ask her, and is there a house for sale? The side benefit would be we could also drop in on YOUR delicious kitchen!
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
What a delicious combination! I have yet to try my hand at making ice cream, but this looks really good! I need to try making it – SOON!
Many thanks Michelle – this is a good one to start with because it uses softened store bought vanilla bean ice cream and then you basically just stir in the bourbon and toasted pecans. It’s that simple! 🙂
Oh this looks and sounds awesome! I love butter pecan ice cream. I have to try this tonight. I have to!!! I never thought it could be that easy. Yum!!!!
Paula - bell'alimento says
You had me at whiskey … This is my kinda ice cream.
Carina Spring says
This recipe sounds delicious! My husband would love this flavour combination, so I think I will have to remember this one as a special surprise treat. Thanks for the idea. Take care. 🙂
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
3:30 in the afternoon here. I’m craving this so bad! Love how it’s so easy to make, and definitely love the flavor combo!
Jessica Trogstad says
Giiiiiiirl! I love that you put Mr. Beam and ice cream together! It looks amazingly delicious! Yum! Pinning this for sure!
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says
Booze and pecans?! This is my kind of frosty goodness! I could eat this allll summer long!
Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom says
Whoa is right! My hubbie would FLIP for this as he loves butter pecan and Jim Beam. Can’t wait to try (plus I love how easy this is!)
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
Allie – A local creamery near me makes an Irish Cream ice cream around St. Patty’s Day with Bailey’s and it’s fantastic. I’m going to totally have to try this pecan Jim Beam ice cream though. Holy cow. Talk about impressing a crowd! 🙂
Woah! this is going on my try immediately list!! 🙂
Matt @ Plating Pixels says
Wow I could totally go for this Allie, and it’s only 9am! That’s totally acceptable to have boozy ice cream at that time right. Awesome combo and toasted nuts are one of my favorites.
8:59 a.m., no. But 9 a.m.? Yes! (Thanks Matt.)