We are officially in the middle of summer, and with summer comes ice cream! If you have an ice cream maker, now is the perfect time to pull it out. And don’t even bother with plain old vanilla (as tasty as homemade vanilla is) - there are MUCH more flavors you can try out.

This very yummy ice cream machine recipe comes from our ebook. If you need more recipes, be sure to check it out!

1 cup milk
1 scant packed cup brown sugar
4 egg yolks
3 cups heavy cream
1 cup pecan pieces

Heat the cream. milk and sugar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is hot. place the egg yolks in a bowl and whisk briefly. Still whisking, slowly pour in about 1 cup of the hot liquid. When the mixture is blended, slowly pour it into the liquid in the saucepan, whisking constantly. Cook over heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon, about 8 minutes. Be sure not let the mixture boil at any time or will curdle. strain into a clean bowl and cool thoroughly. Stir in the nuts. Pour the mixture into the bowl of the machine and freeze.
Makes 5 cups.