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Last Updated on December 6, 2020

Butter Pecan Ice Cream


I am knee-deep in creating my cookbook and honestly, I’m starting to feel a tad bit overwhelmed with maintaining my current posting schedule.  I’m working on getting some guest posts to introduce you to some amazing Paleo bloggers and I’m cutting down my posts to twice a week.  Sometimes you’ll get two new recipes or a recipe and how to/round up.  I figure this is better than exploding.

Ok, I know this looks like soft serve but it does firm up like an ice cream once you place it in your freezer.  I have no patience, and neither does the Little,  for waiting to dig into a big bowl of ice cream right out of the ice cream maker.   This was my  favorite ice cream as a kid  and I’m surprised it took so long for me to make a primal Butter pecan ice cream recipe.

We ate most of this the first day and I had a strong urge to make a second batch but thanks to my cooking schedule my waistline was saved another day.

Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Yield: 4

Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1/3 cup ghee
  • 1 13.5 oz can full fat coconut milk
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon power
  • 1/2 cup pecans


  1. Combine the ghee, coconut milk, honey, vanilla, sea salt and cinnamon in your blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into ice cream maker and run for 20 minutes.
  3. Scoop out the ice cream and mix in the pecans.
  4. Destroy!

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Saturday 20th of May 2017

What are the carb counts on the ice creams.

Kelly Bejelly

Monday 29th of May 2017

You can put the recipe in her hun to get nutritional info


Tuesday 26th of July 2016

This recipe just might make me gift myself an ice cream maker. Does it have a strong coconut flavor?


Wednesday 25th of March 2015

I have a 4qt ice cream maker and this is my first time using it. After 20mins mine is still liquid. I am hoping another 20mins will do.

Kelly Bejelly

Friday 27th of March 2015

Hrmm. .. did you use low fat coconut milk? I hope it worked out hun.


Tuesday 10th of June 2014

Wow! This looks amazing!! And my favorite flavor!!! I have one question though, what could I sub for the ghee? I can't have it :( I am loving your website I just found you! Everything looks wonderful!

Kelly Bejelly

Tuesday 10th of June 2014

Hi hun, I did create a vegan butter recipe that you might be able to use as a substitute. You could also use coconut oil but the flavor would be different. Here's the recipe


Tuesday 18th of February 2014

Kelly- I always wonder why coconut ice creams do not contain egg yolks. Have you tried making this recipe with egg yolks? Do you know why you would or would not use egg yolks (unless allergic) in a coconut milk based ice cream? This sounds divine, can't wait to try it!

Kelly Bejelly

Tuesday 18th of February 2014

Honestly Alison I have no idea. I always think of having to cook it when I add egg, silly me. I'll try it next time!

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