You see a lot more ice cream these days with a savory flavor component, especially salt. My dad’s favorite ice cream flavor was maple walnut and this variation with pecans is one that I am looking forward to trying. It combines maple syrup and one of our favorite bases by Jeni Britton Bauer, of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Columbus Ohio, with salty pecans. Yikes! Though I think I’m going to try a variation with an egg custard base and probably fold in the pecans while freezing. As you can see in the image the Putney family serves them on top. Also if you can, try and find grade B or C maple syrup to use. They are much more intensely maple flavored.
Click here for recipe on putneyfarms.com
Maple Syrup, Pecans / 1 quart
Mix Prep Time: 40 min
Mix Pre-Chill Time: 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on method.
Freeze Time: 20 min
Total Time: 1 hour 30 min