Butter Pecan Brittle


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Ample Hills Creamery

Ample Hills Creamery

By Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna

Published 2014

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This is our take on the classic butter pecan flavor. We leave the butter out of the ice cream itself, instead choosing to let the rich molasses notes of dark brown sugar shine through. Then we make pecan brittle with butter and break that into pieces. Bits of the brittle dissolve into the ice cream, and others stay hard and crunchy.


For the Brown Sugar Ice Cream

  • ¾ cup (165 g) packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup (


  1. Make the brown sugar ice cream: Prepare an ice bath in the sink or in a large heatproof bowl.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, skim milk powder, and milk. Stir with a hand mixer or whisk until smooth. Make sure the skim milk powder is wholly dissolved into the mixture and that no lumps remain (any remaining sugar granules will dissolve over the he