Pecan pie ice cream pairing suggestions

I am making the spiced maple pecan pie for thanksgiving along with some homemade ice cream.. I know vanilla would go well but wanted something a bit more adventurous. Any suggestions? All are welcome!

  • Posted by: hilda
  • November 23, 2015
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15 Comments

hilda November 24, 2015
these all sound so good now i can't decide! thank you so much for all the suggestions :)
 
Niknud November 24, 2015
I tend not to recommend my own recipes very much because it makes me feel kind of twitchy and awkward, but I have a boozy banana no-churn ice cream recipe which would be a little different and fun I think. Plus, it takes about 30 seconds to make so that's always a plus. https://food52.com/recipes/36711-spiked-chunky-monkey-no-churn-ice-cream
 
Valhalla November 24, 2015
I'd go with simple to contrast with the maple and spice--creme fraiche perhaps?
 
ChefJune November 23, 2015
Vanilla. I like cinnamon with Sweet potato pie, but not so much with pecan.
 
PieceOfLayerCake November 23, 2015
I say go boozy with bourbon or dark rum. I've made a dark rum, egg yolk frozen custard once that was incredible. I've since misplaced the recipe, but I'm sure I can dig it up.
 
AntoniaJames November 23, 2015
Swirl Paul Virant's pumpkin butter (Genius recipe here on Food52) into vanilla ice cream, or make his pumpkin ice cream made with the pumpkin butter (recipe in his fine cookbook, "Preservation Kitchen"). ;o)
 
hardlikearmour November 23, 2015
Sage ice cream would be delicious, autumnal, and unusual with pecan pie.
 
amysarah November 23, 2015
I make a maple pecan ice cream (recipe on this site) - those flavors are really good together. Maybe you could make the maple ice cream, leaving out the pecans so it's not redundant.
 
amysarah November 23, 2015
Oops, just saw that you said the pie was maple pecan....never mind!
 
Nancy November 23, 2015
American whiskey, of course ;)
Bourbon vanilla ice cream...mmm good.
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2008/06/bourbon-vanilla-ice-cream-recipe.html
 
Caroline L. November 23, 2015
or maybe salted caramel? https://food52.com/recipes/2808-salted-caramel-ice-cream-milkshakes
 
Leslie S. November 23, 2015
My boyfriend recently made this brown butter cinnamon ice cream to pair with a brown-bottom oat pie, but I think it'd go just as well with pecan! https://food52.com/recipes/39433-brown-butter-cinnamon-ice-cream
 
Nancy November 23, 2015
This sounds SO good!
 
Ali S. November 23, 2015
Some ideas:

Honeycomb: https://food52.com/recipes/35890-honeycomb-ice-cream
Oatmeal: https://food52.com/recipes/21570-oatmeal-ice-cream-with-toasted-walnuts
Chocolate: https://food52.com/recipes/37248-chocolate-sorbet-and-focaccia-ice-cream-sandwiches
 
Sarah J. November 23, 2015
I think a honey ice cream would be great! https://food52.com/recipes/36600-goat-cheese-ice-cream-with-honey-and-fig-jam
 
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