chocolate pecan swirl

This recipe creates a luscious sundae with chocolate, pecans and caramel. Photo courtesy National Honey Board.




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July 2007

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Honey Ice Cream Recipe

With Chocolate Chunks, Pecans & A Caramel Swirl


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Chocolate-Pecan Honey Ice Cream Recipe With Caramel Swirl

Not a chocolate ice cream, but honey ice cream with chopped pecans and chocolate bits mixed into it. You can make your own caramel sauce or buy one. We think the caramel sauce from The King’s Cupboard—a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week—is outstanding. It’s available in six flavors, each one yummier than the next.


  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup pure honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce


  1. Whisk together the eggs, honey and salt in a medium bowl; set aside. Bring the half-and-half to a full simmer in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add 1 cup of the simmering cream mix to the egg-honey mixture while whisking (to avoid scrambling the eggs); then return the egg and cream mixture to the saucepan. Simmer over a medium-low heat, stirring constantly until the custard thickens enough to coat a spoon and the thermometer reads 170°F to 175°F, about 4 minutes (do not boil).
  3. Strain into a clean bowl and allow the steam to escape, before covering and chilling until cold (at least 3 hours and up to 1 day).
  4. Process the custard in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. During the last 2 to 5 minutes, add the pecans and dark chocolate.
  5. Transfer to a bowl or tub and stir in the caramel sauce. Freeze until firm, at least 3 hours, and up to 3 days.

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