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Butter Pecan Ice Cream

I chose this ice cream to make for my reading club.  It was a big hit!   There is just something about Butter Pecan Ice Cream that make it great.    I think it is the rich flavor of the toasted pecans that are then mixed with butter and salt.  Or it could be the brown sugar and heavy cream.   I had to make it twice because a lot of it got eaten before my meeting.  I’m not saying who ate it, but it was eaten quickly!  Writing  that it is very good would be an understatement.  It is so rich and creamy and the toasted pecans,  good gracious who doesn’t love them?    It does have a few steps, but it is well worth it.  I will say it is easier than my other favorite chocolate that I absolutely love.  One bit of advice though,  make sure that you have some good quality pecans.  They are not in season until November so anything that you buy now is last year’s crop.   The ones  you buy from the grocery store are probably not going to be the best quality.    Buy from a reputable dealer that stores their pecans frozen.  They will last indefinitely. Clean them from any of the debris between the meaty part of the nut.  It is bitter and even a small bit can ruin a good recipe.

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Frozen Creams with Strawberries

 

After making this I had some heavy cream  just sitting in my  refrigerator calling out to me every time I opened the door. Frozen creams are one of my favorites.  I love this dessert. Whipped cream and strawberries are the perfect match in so many ways. It is rich, creamy, decadent and yet so simple.   It is the perfect dessert for any meal.   Now with the temperature heating up this frozen delight will hit the spot.  And you could not ask for anything so easy.  If you can whip cream you can make this. 

It is also versatile with endless toppings.  You could use most any fruit that you have available.  Blueberries would be a great choice or fresh apricots with toasted almonds. My mouth waters just thinking about cranberries with oranges, sugar and  toasted pecans.  And more decadence could be orange marmalade with shaved chocolate.  My gracious the list could go on and on.  Create your own special piece of heaven.

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