butter pecan ice cream cone

Make The Best Sugar-Free Butter Pecan Ice Cream At Home

Ever wondered how to make your favorite butter pecan ice cream at home? And yes, without all the added sugar! With this recipe, not only can you prepare this delicious treat at home, but you can also make it healthier. Imagine the creamiest, luscious ice cream you’ve ever had, studded with crunchy, toasty pecans. This isn’t just a dream—it’s our sugar-free butter pecan ice cream made using monk fruit. Your tastebuds will thank us later!


  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 cup of monk fruit sweetener
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of pecans
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a pan, melt butter and add pecans. Toast them on medium heat until they’re slightly browned and fragrant.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the heavy cream, almond milk, and half the monk fruit sweetener. Heat this mixture until it begins to simmer.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and the remaining monk fruit sweetener.
  4. Slowly pour the hot cream mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly to avoid curdling.
  5. Return the mixture to the saucepan and heat it, stirring constantly, until it thickens into a custard.
  6. Remove the custard from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and salt. Allow it to cool.
  7. Once cooled, churn the custard in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  8. Add the toasted pecans in the last few minutes of churning.
  9. Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and freeze until firm.

This homemade butter pecan ice cream is truly a delight. The rich, creamy base sweetened with monk fruit and the crunch of butter-toasted pecans offers a perfect balance of textures and flavors. Plus, it’s sugar-free! So, you can indulge in this delicious treat without worrying about the extra calories. The process of making it is as satisfying as eating the end result. The toasting of the pecans, the creation of the custard, the churning – it’s almost therapeutic. Every scoop you take will remind you of the love and care you put into making this delightful dessert taste even better.