Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. (James 1:17)

Butter Pecan Ice Cream



2 (14-oz.) cans sweetened condensed milk

1 quart half-and-half

1 T. plus 1 t. vanilla extract

1 T. butter flavoring

2 cups coarsely chopped toasted pecans

Combine first 3 ingredients, mixing well. Pour mixture into 1-gallon ice cream freezer container. Follow manufacturers instructions for operating the ice cream maker. When machine has stopped, drain the melted water from the bucket and repack with more ice and rock salt (3 parts ice to 1 part rock salt.) Cover with heavy towel and let set undisturbed for about 1 hour to "season". Add butter flavoring and pecans to ice cream mixture just before freezing.  Serve immediately or store in freezer. Makes about 2 quarts.