Monday, July 8, 2013

Butter Black Walnut Homemade Ice Cream

Well, I'm sure you noticed I didn't post last week.
We were on vacation...
and once again, I wasn't prepared.

There's a shocker.

To make up for it, I made you
some homemade ice cream.
I hope you like black walnuts.

Sorry, my mom will eat your scoop. :)

I found these at Sprouts.
(I just noticed what the package says...hee hee.)
The little buggers are not that easy to come by.
Unless you happen to have a 
 black walnut tree in your yard...
Like my uncle...but he lives in Ohio...far, far away.

Sometimes he sends some to my mom in the mail.
She happily sits on the porch and cracks
them open with a hammer and a brick.
I remember doing that as a kid on my uncle's porch, too.

Anyway, this ice cream is smooth and creamy.
Kinda like Butter Pecan, but NOT! :)
It did not get rock hard when completely frozen either.
So you don't have to worry about breaking your spoon when you
go to sneak a few bites sometime in the middle of the night.

Not that I would know anything about that.

Butter Black Walnut Ice Cream

  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup chopped black walnuts
  • pinch of salt 
  • 1 cup milk (I used 2%)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
 1. Melt the butter in a medium skillet.  Add the walnuts and a pinch or so of salt.  Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until the walnuts are golden.  The butter will probably brown, that's's good. :)
2. Strain the nuts from the butter, allow the nuts to cool.
3. In a mixing bowl, combine the milk, brown and white sugars, and a pinch of salt.  Mix until the sugar is dissolved. Add in the heavy cream and vanilla.  Chill in the fridge for an hour or so.
4. Get  your ice cream maker ready, prepare according to your maker's directions.  Add the nuts and drizzle in a little of the browned butter about 5-10 minutes before you're ready to turn it off.
5. Store in the freezer in an airtight container...if there's any left. :)

This was SoOoOoOo tasty...I really do
wish I could have shared it with you.
But it probably would have melted on the way.

Hope your week has started off great!
I'm looking for my motivation to get goin'
 on my extremely long list of projects.
So, if you see it anywhere, would you please send it my way?

 Handing out spoons here:


  1. I bet I would love that ice cream. I love homemade ice cream the most anyway! I should get an ice cream maker. Right now, Mayfield gets my business. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  2. Kelly- That looks SO good. That was my father's favorite ice cream. I really should dig my ice cream maker out- xo Diana

  3. I had no ideas black walnuts were a thing. Are they just the darker walnuts that get taken out of the batches of regular ones? I LOVE black walnut ice cream in the old time shops!! This is fab, pinned!

  4. Yum! This looks so good. I can't believe I haven't pulled my ice cream maker out all summer. I need to fix that!

  5. OK - this looks delicious! Such a nice blog you have. Pretty porch and that flower box out of the old wood is just perfection. Love it!

  6. Okay, now I have to get an ice cream maker! YUM! Swing by

  7. Thanks for the recipe. My hubs would love this. He loves ice cream with nuts. Have a great weekend and thanks for linking. Linda

  8. This looks amazing!!! We would love it if you would link up at our We Scream For Ice Cream linky party/giveaway:
    Live the whole month of July.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    We hope to see you there!

  9. No no no! Mom cannot have my scoop! :) Dibs! Seriously, though, Kelly, this ice cream looks delicious!! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

  10. I just love this ice cream recipe. I never knew black walnuts existed. I must find some. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Looks yummy, Kelly! You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Here is the link for this week's party! Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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