Vegan Butter-Pecan Ice Cream

Cooking method:

Ninja Ice Cream Maker NC300
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total time: 24 hours
  • Skill Medium
  • Serves 4 people

Vegan Butter-Pecan Ice Cream

NOTE: During MIX-IN process, it’s okay for the ice cream to approach or touch the MAX FILL line.  


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Nuts


  • 50g plant-based butter or margarine
  • 50g roughly chopped pecans, for mix-in
  • 120ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 200ml almond cream
  • 80g soft dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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  • Step 1

    Melt butter over low heat in a medium saucepan. Add pecans and cook for about 3 minutes, or until pecans turn a deep brown colour and smell toasted and nutty. 

  • Step 2

    Place sieve over small bowl then drain toasted pecans thoroughly in sieve. Reserve melted butter and store pecans in airtight container if not using immediately. 

  • Step 3

    Return reserved butter to saucepan and add almond milk, almond cream, sugar, cornflour, and salt. Stir over medium heat until sugar is completely dissolved and mixture starts to bubble. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 12 minutes, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens slightly.

  • Step 4

    Remove saucepan from heat and stir in vanillaPour mixture into the tub and place tub in ice bath. Once cooled, place storage lid on tub and freeze for 24 hours.  

  • Step 5

    Remove tub from freezer, remove lid, then place tub in outer bowl. Install paddle into outer bowl lid and lock the lid assembly on the outer bowl. Place bowl assembly on motor base and twist the handle right to raise the platform and lock in place. 

  • Step 6

    Select ICE CREAM. 

  • Step 7

    With a spoon, create a 4cm wide hole that reaches the bottom of the tub. Add toasted pecans to the hole and process again using the MIX-IN program. 

  • Step 8

    Once processing is complete, remove ice cream from tub and serve immediately.