I love chocolate pecan pie. I love it so much. We never grew up with pecan pie, or chocolate pie, so you can imagine my rapture when I first tasted this wondrous concoction about 17 or 18 years ago. Despite the fact that I hate making pies, I have to make this pie at Thanksgiving and Christmas every year. And now that I am an ice cream-making fiend, I also had to turn this into ice cream. What is so delicious that it cannot be made better by the adding of ice cream? And doesn’t it look so pretty? It’s like the trifecta of dessert goodness: ice cream, nuts, and chocolate.
Time commitment: High, but worth it
Pecans provide more than 19 vitamins and minerals, and may help prevent age-related motor neuron degeneration. (See Pecans Provide Neurological Protection).
Pure Vanilla activates chemicals in the brain that reduce inflammation and improve mental performance. (See Using Vanilla to Increase Your Mental Performance).
I recommend the Cuisinart ICE-21 1.5 Quart Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream Maker.