Thursday, 12 November 2015

Getting Ready for Christmas - Pear and Candied Pecan ice cream

I love ice cream and I have been drooling over a recipe for a few weeks now which came in a Waitrose booklet.  So much so I have decided to use some of the double cream I bought the other day for the Christmas ice cream bomb to test drive this as a possible recipe to use at Christmas. It is a no churn ice cream so do not panic if you do not have an ice cream maker.  You do not need one just a plastic lidded box will do.


1 tsp  of egg white
100g Pecan Nuts
20g Demerara sugar
4 pears peeled cored and chopped
397g tin condensed milk
300ml pot double cream


Place the egg white and pecans into a bowl and mix well until the nuts are coated.  Sprinkle on the sugar and stir to mix it all up.

Heat a non stick frying pan and cook the nuts for 2 minutes stirring once or twice until the nuts just begin to colour be careful as they do colour very quickly.  Tip out on to a plate.

Add the pears to the hot pan with 125ml water and cook gently for 5 minutes or until the pears are softened you should be able to mash a piece with a fork.  Leave to cool completely.  Chop the nuts into small pieces and reserve 2 tablespoons.

Put the condensed milk and cream into a large bowl and whisk until mixture just holds its shape.  Tip in the cooled pears and nuts and stir well to combine.

Transfer to a freezer proof container or plastic tub and scatter with reserved nuts. Cover and freeze for at least six hours preferably overnight until frozen.  Transfer to the fried for 15-30 minutes before serving to soften slightly.

Now that sounds really lovely,  Might be even nicer with some toffee sauce.  Might be lovely with a plum or blackberry coulis as well.

Catch you soon.




  1. You have just made me SO hungry, and dairy ice cream is on the no-no list, sadly (though I do occasionally go a bit mad and have an icecream in a cone). This sounds gorgeous.

  2. Hi BB what about making it with Soya Yogurt instead of the dairy. Just an idea there is a link here if it is of any use. Just a bit of lateral thinking - its worth a go.

    Never say never there is always a way round things.



  3. I was making ice cream last week, might have t do a mixed summer fruit one next :-)


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