5 from 4 votes
No-Churn Chocolate Butter Pecan Ice Cream
No-Churn Chocolate Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
4 mins
Freezing Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 19 mins
 

No-Churn Chocolate Butter Pecan Ice Cream is velvety smooth, amazingly delicious & easy to make. The ice cream base uses only 3 ingredients - heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk & unsweetened cocoa.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: 4th of July, American
Keyword: No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 349 kcal
Author: Chula King
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) chopped pecans
  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter (See Tip 1)
  • 1/2 cup (1 1/2 ounces) unsweetened cocoa powder (See Tip 2)
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk (See Tip 3)
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Place 9 x 5 x 3-inch metal loaf pan in freezer to chill.

  2. Heat butter in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add chopped pecans. Toast for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Watch carefully. Cool.

  3. Combine cocoa powder and sweetened condensed milk in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  4. Whip cream in a large bowl until stiff peaks form, abut 2 minutes. Fold in about a cup of whipped cream to sweetened condensed mixture with a rubber spatula until well combined. Then fold the lightened mixture into the whipped cream until well blended. Pour into a chilled 9 x 5 x 3-inch metal loaf pan. Cover pan; freeze until thick and creamy about 2 hours. (See Tip 4)

  5. Fold in toasted pecans. Continue to freeze, covered, until solid and scoopable, about 4 hours more.

  6. Yield: 10 servings. (See Tip 5)

Chula's Expert Tips
  1. You could also use unsalted butter with a pinch of salt.
  2. I used Hershey's unsweetened cocoa. You could also use Dutch processed cocoa.
  3. I used regular sweetened condensed milk. I've not tried this ice cream with low-fat or no-fat sweetened condensed milk, so don't know whether that would work or not.
  4. After about 2 hours in the freezer, the ice cream will be the consistency of soft-serve ice cream making it a perfect consistency to add the pecans.
  5. Because of the taste and consistency of this ice cream, you could do all sorts of variations with it. For example, you could add marshmallows for rocky road ice cream, leave out the chocolate and add crushed Oreos for cookies and cream ice cream, leave out the chocolate and add strawberries or peaches, dress it up by adding Grand Marnier, Godiva Chocolate liqueur, bourbon, etc.!
Nutrition Facts
No-Churn Chocolate Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 271mg8%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 840IU17%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 153mg15%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.