Friday, June 21, 2024

Evelyn’s Butter Pecan Ice Cream Made with Junket

 Hello, Darlings

Evelyn here with an MAJOR UPDATE.

If you downloaded the previous version of this recipe, discard it, or add the changes in line 2 to it. I realized when I went to make some chocolate ice cream that I was using the smoothie setting on the Instant Pot Ace Blender that I own. By the way, the  Instant Pot Ace Blender that I use is not the same as the Instant Pot Ace 60 Cooking Blender, which from what I have heard makes ice cream. However, with it you have to place the ice cream in the freezer it firm it up. With my method you have two choices, soft serve for cones or if you want it firmer, like store bought ice cream,  place it in the freezer for 30 minutes. 


 Hello, Darlings

Who doesn't love homemade ice cream? Well, recently I bought a ice cream maker, because I missed the flavor and taste of the ice cream that my grandfather use to made using a bucket, ice, salt, chocolate and fresh fruits . Today, we are more advance. While you can still use this method, and there are many machines to help you make it, today there are new products that I believe will change the way ice cream has been made from the past. With these machines you can eliminate the use of ice and pre-freezing the ice cream pan.

Let's face it, I love cooking and making things that are quick and easy, and the COWSAR's  ice cream maker allows me to do just that. As for the ice cream mixture itself, I like the taste and smoothness of the Junket brand ice cream mixes. Remember, lazy me, "quick and easy", that's my motto.

To prove my point, below is my recipe for my favorite ice cream, Butter pecan.


Evelyn’s Butter Pecan Ice Cream Made with Junket

Makes 1 quart


1 tbsp unsalted butter

½  cup Praline Pecans halves, sliced

1-1/4 cup lactose free whole milk

3/4 cup heavy cream

1-1/2 to 2 tsps Pecan extract

1 package Junket Simple Vanilla Ice Cream Mix or the Very Vanilla Ice Cream Mix



COWSAR 1.3 Quart Ice Cream Maker (has its own freezing compressor)

An Instant Pot Ace Blender or a regular blender

Air tight ice cream container



  1. In a medium non stick skillet melt butter. Add the sliced pecans. Cook over low heat until pecans are warm and well coated. Remove from heat, strain and reserve pecans. Discard remaining butter or if making ice cream in the morning, fry a couple of eggs for breakfast.
  2. In the Instant Pot Ace Blender or a regular blender combine the Junket Very Vanilla mix, milk, heavy cream and Pecan extract. If you are using the pulsing blender, select the ‘Smoothie’ setting and run the setting twice, or if using a regular blender, blend the mixture until it is dissolved well, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Turn the COWSAR 1.3 Quart Ice Cream Maker on. Pour mixture into the bucket and press the Ice Cream Function button, and then prep for the dinner meal, go read a book, watch a little TV or do chores.
  4. Five minutes before the ice cream cycle ends add the sliced pecan. If the machine stops before you finish your chores, the Insulation Program keeps the ice cream solid for 20 minutes after the ice cream function has stopped.
  5. Serve, or if eating later, transfer ice cream to an airtight container and place in the freezer. I found that letting the ice cream age a few days increases the flavor.


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 P.S. The reason for the lack of photos or the use of generic photos is that we ate the meals before I thought of shooting photos. It happens.