The Deen Bros. Lighter Butter Pecan Ice Cream

The Deen Bros. Lighter Butter Pecan Ice Cream

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153 Fewer Calories
8 g Less Fat


3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
4 cups fat free half-and-half
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Place the pecans in medium dry skillet and heat over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring and shaking the pan occasionally, until the pecans are lightly toasted and fragrant, 2 – 3 minutes. Transfer the pecans to a small bowl and set aside.

Combine the half-and-half and brown sugar in a large saucepan and cook, over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar is completely dissolved, 3 – 4 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the vanilla. Let cool completely, then refrigerate until well chilled about 30 minutes.

Pour the mixture into an ice-cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions, adding the pecans about 5 minutes before the ice cream is done. Transfer the ice cream to a to freezer container. Cover and freeze until firm, at least 3 hours or up to 8 hours.

Lightened Up recipe courtesy of the Deen Brothers and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Nutritional Information:

Per Serving (1/2 cup): 189 Cal; 4 g Protein; 7 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 3 g Mono Fat; 30 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 24 g Sugar; 137 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 181 mg Sodium; 6 mg Cholesterol

Original Recipe by Paula Deen: Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Take It Lighter recipe courtesy of Bobby and Jamie Deen, and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

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