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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cinnamon Pecan Ice Cream

I love homemade ice cream!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.
(remember that little jingle from childhood?)

A very good friend of mine (thanks Carol) gave me this recipe years ago and I was scared, 
"CINNAMON Ice Cream" I questioned!!!
 No way would that would be good, but I was so very wrong, it is delicious! 
In fact, I haven't made any other homemade ice cream since we tasted this one. 
The only change I have made to it was changing the nuts.  It was originally Cinnamon Walnut Ice Cream but since I live in the middle of pecan orchards, its pecans all the way.  
But of course you can leave out the pecans and still have a faboulous ice cream.

I have two different recipes because sometimes I make six quarts and other times I use my Kitchen Aide Ice cream bowl which makes 2 quarts.

Cinnamon Pecan Ice Cream

    Small batch- Makes 2 quarts
    • 2 Cups of Half and Half
    • 2 Cups of Heavy Whipping Cream
    • 1 Cup of Sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
    • 1 and 1/3 Teaspoon Vanilla
    • 1/2 cup Pecans
    Larger batch-Makes 6 Quarts
    • 6 Cups of Half and Half
    • 6 Cups of Heavy Whipping Cream
    • 3 Cup of Sugar
    • 3/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
    • 4 Teaspoon Vanilla
    • 1 1/2 cups Pecans
    1. Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
    2. Add to your Ice Cream maker and follow manufacturers instructions for that particular ice cream maker
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    I lived in the Mesilla Valley in Southern New Mexico for 15 years.
     It's considered high desert but since the Rio Grande river runs through this valley from the north to the south we had irrigation water from the river.  So there are acres and acres of farmland.  
     One of the main crops of the valley is Pecans (the other is  Hatch chile).  We have miles of pecan orchards and then just outside of the valley is the desert. 
     I lived on a little Pecan farm but just 1 mile up the road is the desert.  It's kinda fun, we had the best of both worlds, beautiful farmland but then a desert to play in with ATV's (aka Quads).  
     These were the trees along my driveway that grew the awesome pecans for my ice cream.  We planted 45 trees when we first bought the property in 1998. 
    Update:  I have since retired to the Ranch in Texas and I do miss these trees.
    My son was married under these trees!

    Look, brand new baby pecans for next years ice cream!


    1. YUMMY !!
      I loveeeeeeeeeeee cinnamon flavor but I actually never had cinnamon ice-cream (I can't believe this).
      I just have to make this ice-cream
      Thanks so much for sharing the recipe :)

    2. This ice cream sounds wonderful, Pinned. How neat you live in a pecan orchard. Here in Georgia, pecan trees are everywhere you look. Don't know why I never thought of them growing anywhere else. Such a blessing to have your own trees and be able to stock up each season. I know we love come September, still having pecans in the freezer from last season.

    3. I didn't know that about you. Pecan trees? So I bet you make some amazing pecan pie around the holidays.

    4. Telling me not to peek is futile :D I couldn't resist! I am worse than a kid when it comes to that LOL! Pecans are my favorite nut - by far ... and putting them in cinnamon ice cream is brilliant! I will need the 6qt version ;)

      1. Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week, Evelyn. I can't wait to see what you share this tomorrow! :)

    5. OH MAN! that looks so delicious! I've only ever made sorbet in my ice cream maker ... hmmm this recipe looks just sinful, and I just might have to make it! :D

      1. Yes, it's sinful but it's a little taste of heaven:)

    6. Evelyn, you know how to live! I love homemade ice cream. Haven't made it in a long time. I used to enjoy it as a kid even before the electric machines. Of course we took turns cranking it back then. How smart were you to plant those trees when you moved in! Nice move. Thanks for stopping over at Quirky Vistas and leaving me a nice comment. I am so glad you visited!

    7. I love homemade ice cream. We only make it for the 4th of July. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


    8. I've never had cinnamon ice cream, but I know I would LOVE it. Especially with pecans. We've been getting winds from Isaac all day and all I've heard is my pecans being blown from the tree. Sadness!

      Thank you for linking this week.

    9. Looks yummy! I must give it a go.
      Thanks for linking up at the Friday Chaos link up
      Hope to see you again this week.

    10. No fair!! I come over here to see what you've been up to and you have icecream?? You are going to be the sole reason if I get fat. I blame you. Darn it. Now, I have to go find pecans. Because us northern climate people don't have pecan trees. Wouldn't that be lovely :). But...I do have blueberries! Hmmmm. That sounds yummy!

    11. OK, I'm screaming so where's my ice scream! My favorite nut is pecan, and typically get when I buy ice cream. Never heard it with cinnamon, so what a nice addition. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

    12. What a great idea and it looks so yummy! I'm off to pin it. I'm popping by to visit from Katherine's linky!

    13. Oh yum, cinnamon ice cream sounds great! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

    14. it sounds so delicious! and what a great thing that Kitchen Aid ice cream maker. I need to get one!!!

    15. How wonderful for you to live in such a beautiful area, plus the pecans must be so nice to have access to! The ice cream sounds delicious, thanks for sharing!

    16. That looks great & I really need to pick up that ice cream bowl for my mixer. Would be nice to not have the extra things to store with the whole Cuisinart maker.

    17. I've wanted to try cinnamon ice cream for ages...this is pushing me to do it! :) Looks divine!

    18. That looks amazing! Maybe I can rationalize that it's breakfast food since it has cinnamon? OK, maybe not but it still looks delish! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

    19. Ice cream and cinnamon... oh! YUM! Every time I see an ice cream recipe I pine for an ice cream maker ~ all I would need to do is get a bowl for my mixer. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come back to vote on Sunday.

    20. Hi Evelyn,
      What a wonderful flavor combination for your Cinnamon Pecan Ice Cream. We will just love a dish or two of this treat. Hope you have a fabulous holiday week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

    21. Totally delicious. Your ice cream looks so creamy too.

    22. HMMM ! You make me want to run out and buy an ice cream maker!!!!

    23. Yes, I was so lucky, my eldest daughter bought me the mixer for Christmas one year and I bought the bowl. The bowl is just perfect for the two of us now the children have all grown and left home.:) Thank you for stopping by.

    24. I don't have an ice cream maker either but I'm thinking Amara and I are going to have to at least go to Baskin & Robins tonight because now I want ice cream!

    25. Have an ice cream maker, may give this recipe a try when it gets warmer. Thanks for sharing.

    26. This with a slice of hot apple pie....Heaven! Thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays. Hope to see you again tomorrow!

    27. THIS is why I need to get a new ice cream maker! Sounds delish! Thanks for linking up :)

    28. Just so you know, you're killing my new lifestyle of healthier eating. :D

    29. Oh my goodness, I bet that tastes amazing. LOVE cinnamon ice cream, and pecans are my fav!

    30. yes please :-) Thank you for sharing your lovely post at the Thursday favorite Things Blog Hop Linky Party xo

    31. This looks delicious. We keep out KA ice cream maker in the freezer too. You never know when you may need to make an emergency batch of ice cream. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow!

    32. Looks so good! Perfect for the 100+ weather we are having this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

    33. That is awesome! I didn't know the Mixer has an ice cream bowl! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe at Mom's Library!

    34. Featuring your ice cream on this weeks All Star Block Party!

    35. Looks so incredibly good! Thanks for linking with me.

    36. Oh Yum Evelyn! This sounds so delicious! I love pecans and homemade ice cream is so delish. We are going to try making it this weekend. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    37. This looks delicious. Great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is now opened at
      from Wednesday until Sunday.
      Hope to see you there.
      Debi Bolocofsky
      Adorned From Above

    38. Oh my, this sounds terrific. I will be FEATURING this recipe on Tasty Thursdays. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight with your featured recipe!!

      Thanks, Nichi

    39. I love it! Thank you so much for posting on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week to link up some more great ideas! Have a great rest of the week!

    40. Featuring your ice cream today! Drop by & grab a featured button from the drop down menu under about or email me & I'll send you the code! Have a great weekend & visit + link up anytime!

    41. My goodness! I wish I had Pecan trees! They are my favorite, and so expensive. How you are so blessed!!! I love this recipe. I want to try it out. Following you now, and joining from the G+ party!

    42. Is the Kitchen Aide Ice Cream Maker really good, Because I had been planning to buy a new one but I don't know what to choose.

    43. I LOVE ice cream recipes that give DIRECT steps to use the kitchenaid maker, because that is what I have. Making this as soon as the weather gets warm!!!!

    44. I'm always making ice cream and I love pecans. Your recipe will be next on my ice cream 'must make' list. Thanks for sharing this week on Foodie Friends Friday. I've chosen this recipe as my favorite this week. I've pinned, tweeted and I will share it on my FB page on Monday.

    45. G'day! Looks terrific!
      Thanks for sharing at this week's Foodie Friends Friday Foods We Loved from Childhood Party
      Cheers! Joanne

    46. I can't wait to try this.I think it is fabulous you have a Pecan tree too.

    47. Another way to make ice cream, and no machine needed:

      Whip 2 c. heavy cream to soft peaks.
      Drizzle in one can sweetened condensed milk, and beat to stiff peaks.
      Add-ins would be anything you want - for your Pecan Ice cream, add cinnamon, vanilla, and chopped pecans. LorAnn Oils make a pecan flavor which would make it a more pecan flavored ice cream.
      Pile into a lidded container and freeze.

      For Chocolate Mint - add mint extract, green food color, and mini chocolate chips.


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