Pecan Pie Ice Cream and Ice Cream Maker Giveaway

123 ice creamThis is so exciting!  I can’t believe how fast Satisfying Eats is growing and how far it is spreading across the Globe!! I never thought people all over the United States and Canada, the UK, or as far away as Australia would be making my recipes and buying my cookbook and THAT my friends, is AWESOME!  I have enjoyed your kind words, encouragement and compliments that my recipes have helped living grain-free a little easier (and tastier) for you!  I was never trying to be an inspiration but if I have helped one person, it has been worth all the countless hours behind the computer and loading and unloading the dishwasher! 😉 The blog and the cookbook have been a blessing to me as well. It has given me a venue to Feed others by sharing my culinary creations. After all, I am just a Good ‘ole Southern Girl who LOVES to cook and make people happy with her Food!


I was trying to think of something AWESOME to giveaway once my Facebook Page reaches 5K (which at the rate it is growing, should take less than a month)!  The first thing that popped into my mind was an Ice Cream Maker, not just any ‘ole maker but a Fancy one, one that doesn’t require you to freeze a bowl and one that doesn’t require ice and salt! Ice Cream makes people happy, and I want to surround myself with HAPPY PEOPLE!

I have been coveting an ice cream maker with compressor for a long time (It was on my Amazon Wish List for over a year). Then FINALLY a few months ago, I bit the bullet and bought it and EVERYONE that comes over is so glad I did! Creamy ice cream in 30 minutes! I am loving it and I only wish I had bought it months ago! (Just in case you are wondering, we don’t eat ice cream every night although my husband and son would never turn it down.)

What makes this ice cream maker different is that there is a compressor that brings your ice cream maker to the correct temperature and it stays there. It does not rely on a bowl, that you have to freeze (which usually thaws too QUICKLY), and you do not need any ice or rock salt.  I am officially spoiled!  This ice cream maker came in handy when I wanted to make 3 different ice creams for my son’s birthday party.  I first made vanilla, then strawberry, then chocolate, all back to back without even washing out the bowl!

If you don’t Win this Awesome Ice Cream Maker and want to invest in a great affordable one, check out THIS one from Cuisinart (it costs about $50).

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Isn’t she a beauty!?!?! This awesome ice cream machine contains 2 paddles, one for making ice cream and one for making gelato. What’s the difference between the two you ask?  Ice cream has more air incorporated into it while gelato is a typically a denser product. Check out all of the awesome features of the Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker. Watch the video but be sure not to drool on your lap top! 😉  Can’t you just taste the ice cream! Right now this awesome ice cream and gelato maker is on sale for Half Off!!  I couldn’t resist…. Time for a Giveaway!!

Don’t worry if you have cut dairy out of your diet, you can use this ice cream maker to make dairy-free ice cream as well!  My favorite is my Triple Chocolate Ice Cream!  I also have other ice cream combinations  in the cookbook.

Features and Benefits of Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker

Transparent Lid: Add recipe ingredients to the mixing bowl with the easily removable see-through lid and then watch the mixing process in action.

Mix-in Opening: Use to add your favorite toppings and mix-ins, like chocolate chips or nuts, without interrupting the freezing cycle.

Mixing Paddles: Two unique paddles mix and aerate the ingredients in the mixing bowl to create your frozen dessert. The gelato and sorbet paddle perfectly incorporates air in the ingredients and creates richly textured results with intense flavor. Use the ice cream paddle to perfectly churn for smooth, creamy results.

Mixing Bowl with Lift-Out Handle: Anodized aluminum mixing bowl. No need to pre-chill or freeze the bowl prior to use.

Touchpad Control Panel with LCD Readout: When the unit is on, the power button is illuminated by a red LED light. The countdown timer can be set from 10 minutes to 60 minutes. The Start/Stop button can be pressed at any point in the Mixing/Cooling cycle to pause the timer and mixing. The same button can be pressed to continue mixing.

Still in doubt you want to win this?? Check out the reviews on Amazon HERE.

Now here is a recipe that I have made in my ice cream maker that you are going to love! Pecan Pie Ice Cream anyone???

About the recipe

It’s easy and delicious!  Need to make it dairy free??  Feel free to use full fat coconut milk in place of the dairy and half and half. I have also used my Homemade Coconut Milk and it turned out well.

I HIGHLY recommend making a double batch of the Candied Pecans, they are delicious!  You could also do this with almonds.  If our pecan trees produce this fall, I will be making Candied Pecans to give as gifts!! (Add a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg and you have just re-created the expensive and mouth-watering nuts that I used to LOVE at the Mall!)


Pecan Pie Ice Cream

Taken from Satisfying Eats Cookbook

Serves 6

250 Calories, 24 g of Fat, 6 g Net Carbs, 3.5 g Protein per serving

 1 cup heavy whipping cream (without Carrageenan)

2 cups half and half

1/2 tbsp pure vanilla extract

1/8 to 1/4 tsp KAL® Pure Stevia or sweetener of choice (to taste)


In large bowl, whisk all ingredients well. Taste for sweetness and adjust if needed. Pour mixture into ice cream machine and follow directions for ice cream maker.  While ice cream is churning, prepare Candied Pecans.

During the last 5 minutes, add most of the candied pecans (see recipe below) to the ice cream, reserving some for a garnish.

“Candied” Pecans

1/2 tbsp salted butter

1/2 cup pecan halves

1/2 tsp molasses (or raw honey)

2 servings KAL® Pure Stevia (to taste) or sweetener of choice**

**Coconut sugar or honey work well.


In a small frying pan over med-low heat, add butter and pecans. Toast nuts about 3-5 minutes, stirring often. Turn heat down to low and add molasses. Stir well to coat all pecans. Add Stevia and stir well until evenly coated. Taste for sweetness and add more sweetener if desired. Allow to cool completely on parchment paper.

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How to Enter to Win the Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker:

1. LIKE Satisfying Eats’ Facebook page.

2. FOLLOW Satisfying Eats’ Blog via email (go to home page and look on Right Side Bar and enter Email address).

3. SHARE this blog post via Twitter or Facebook or SHARE the image above via Facebook.

4. In the Comments section below, state you have completed the requirements and let me know your favorite ice cream flavor.

Follow the below link to enter the Giveaway (I am trying this method to simplify the giveaway process).

Click here to Enter==>>a Rafflecopter giveaway


**Contest Closes 12:00 AM (Central Time) August 22nd and the Winner(s) will be announced on Friday, August 23rd, 2013.

Check out the Prizes:

1st Prize:  Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker

2nd Prize: $50 Tropical Traditions Gift Certificate

3rd Prize: $25 Tropical Traditions Gift Certificate



  1. says

    Liked, shared and signed up for e-mail… and, btw, made awesome pancakes this morning as my first recipe out of your book…. that came last week. I so appreciate all you have done for me; you have helped pave the way down a path I never knew I was supposed to be on. Feeling good on Week 3 of no wheat… now, I am ready for my CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM!!! Nothing can top the simple goodness of great chocolate ice cream. *Sigh*

  2. Tasha says

    I have completed the requirements! =) And my favorite flavor is Sea Salt Caramel gelato…. mmmmmmmmmmmmm….

    • Tasha says

      So in the Rafflecopter giveaway thing, it only gives an option for a Twitter link, not a Facebook one. I only have Facebook, and already shared on there.

  3. says

    Liked you on Facebook
    Started following the blog
    Tweeted about the contest
    Shared the contest on Facebook

    If I have to pick a favorite ice cream flavor it is probably pistachio.


  4. Christi Gordon says

    Liked, following via email, and shared. My favorite ice cream is chocolate!!! :-) I love your blog, FB page, and your cookbook. I actually invited a couple friends over this week to show them the cookbook and talk with them about eating healthier. They said after looking through your cookbook they were going to order it (especially my friend w/ diabetes) Thank you for ALL you do!!!

  5. says

    I have completed the requirements, and REALLY, REALLY want to win! Aiyeeee!
    PS… I am back from Africa, and I MISS being a recipe taster! =) Oh, I love Coffee/Toffee ice cream!

  6. Julie says

    I already liked you on Facebook months ago and I have shared and signed up for email! My husband and I love butter pecan and my kids love mint chocolate chip.

  7. Valerie G says

    I’ve liked on FB, shared your blog and signed up for emails. What a great blog you have! Looking forward to (hopefully) be making chocolate coffee almond ice cream!

  8. Tamara Hamilton says

    Oh love chocolate, vanilla,, and coffee ice cream. But I think this pecan pie ice cream will be my new favorite

  9. Sarah says

    I completed all requirements! Before starting my grain free / sugar free lifestyle ice cream was my happy place! :-) I do miss it! Would love to win this ice cream maker to enjoy ice cream again in a healthy way! My favorite would be a peanut butter, vanilla, chocolate chip ice cream but I love every kind:-)

  10. Diana Sears Rivera says

    I followed all the instructions to enter for this amazing giveaway! My favorite ice cream is peanut butter chocolate. Thank you for doing this.. I LOVE your blog. :)

  11. The MamaS says

    Do we really have to pick a favorite flavor?? NOT FAIR! 😉 umm…. I LOVE raspberry sorbet…. but I love everything and anything that can resemble ice cream… so yeah.:)

  12. Cappy says

    I have completed the requirements. My favorite flavor is anything involving salted caramel and/or chocolate. I’ve considered buying one of these wonderful machines for awhile now, but can’t really afford it. :)

  13. Allison says

    I’ve liked, shared, subscribed, and commented!
    My favorite ice cream is anything super chocolatey. Like chocolate ice cream with chocolate pieces or brownies mixed in with chocolate fudge swirled through. Mmmm!

  14. says

    Done and my favorite ice cream would be butter pecan. But that one up there looks awesome and it would be my first to try in the new maker 😉 Love your recipes!

  15. Jody N says

    I completed all the requirements. My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate chip mint. I love your pecan ice cream recipe!

  16. Kimberly Keyes says

    I fulfilled the requirements for entry. My favorite ice cream would be vanilla, then chocolate, then strawberry. I would love to try some of your recipes. I have your cookbook.

  17. Monica Wiseman says

    Banana Ice cream! Thank you for all your hard work :) I woke up this morning thinking about your chocolate chip cookie recipe and then I find your giveaway on FB, this is going to be a good day!

  18. Cindy G says

    FB shared, subscribed to blog newsletter, entered via rafflecopter and now commenting with favorite flavor! Homemade vanilla espresso! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  19. Debbers4 says

    I completed all requirements. My favorite ice cream is Moose Tracks, but I haven’t yet tried any of your ice cream recipes yet.

  20. Jo-Ann says

    I have been a fan for a long time and the personally signed cook book has had a workout !! I don’t eat a lot of ice cream, but think the Pecan Pie is going to change my mind ! Thanks for everything you do for us Melissa !!

  21. April says

    I love ice cream in general, but I would have to say cherry garcia is one of my favorites! Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Donna B! says

    Completed the requirements for this fun contest… favorite flavor is Chocolate Mint Sorbet created by Chef Al Chase — all organic and plant-based, Yum!

  23. Cindy A. says

    My favorite is butter pecan, but I also love black cherry. Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful giveaway!

  24. says

    Favorite ice cream – strawberry. Great giveaway idea! – I’ve shared the phone via yours.. I may do it again with the FB link at the bottom just to make sure I did it right ) lol.. I’ve been a subscriber for a while on the old page, I like the new one just as much!

  25. Jenny says

    I’m kind of confused about the rules, since the raffle copter req’s were a bit different than the req’s on here. So I tweeted, signed up to follow via email, I’m already a fan, I shared on fb, and I commented my favorite ice cream a few min ago!:)

  26. Stephanie Claughton says

    I love mint chocolate chip ice cream. I shared and liked and signed up for your newsletter. I love your recipes !! Thank you :)

  27. Janna says

    I’m trying not to eat processed foods from the store and have definitely been missing chocolate ice cream!!! Having an ice cream maker would be so much fun.

  28. Ever05kanever says

    Completed all requirements. Love your recipes and blog especially with a little chocolate ice cream!

  29. Abby says

    I love most any ice cream, but probably some vanilla with chocolate peanut butter cups is my FAVORITE :). Thanks!!

  30. Susan Jakubiec says

    I’ve already liked and followed you FB page and blog – and love it! My favorite ice cream flavor? Vanilla! (Non-Dairy)

  31. Brooke Benoit says

    I’ve completed all the requirements for the ice cream maker giveaway. My favorite ice cream flavor is all of them! Ha. But if I HAD to pick one it would be Cherry Garcia/Chocolate Covered Cherry.

  32. Lori Adamson says

    I completed all of the requirements and my favorite ice cream flavor is Moose Tracks. Thanks for the give a way!

  33. says

    The best ice cream is fresh made ice cream, but if flavor is the ultimate test then it would have to be Neapolitan because you can make each bite different.

  34. Jennifer says

    Hi Melissa! I love your recipes and love chocolate/nut ice cream! Makes me really mad to read the long list of ingredients in store-bought ice cream and the lack of choices for decent dairy free ones. I shared your offer ~ thanks for the opportunity :)

  35. Danielle H says

    My favorite ice cream flavor is probably…birthday cake or red velvet cake!! Or cookies & cream. Lol! Too many to pick just one!!:)

  36. Sandi says

    Requirements done! My favorite type of ice cream is praline pecan! (Your Pecan Pie ice cream fits the bill nicely!)

  37. Paola Rodriguez says

    I have completed the requirements for the ice cream maker giveaway.
    I love your posts and recipes. I have been on and off a candida diet for over 15 years now and people like you make it easier and easier. Truly, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

  38. Jeffrey says

    My favorite ice cream right now is cherry cordial. It changes often but varieties with peanut butter and chocolate always rank near the top!

  39. aimee tia says

    I’m an espresso ice cream kinda girl…and I would looove to make my own at home….and caramel for the kiddies of course 😉 all competition requirements done:-)

  40. Cathy Williams says

    Shared, liked and can’t wait to try the pecan ice cream. I can’t tell you what my favorite is, because if it’s ice cream, I like it! :)

  41. Laura Mansfield says

    I shared, joined and liked! My son Liam just asked me yesterday if we could get an ice cream maker so I am excited to enter this contest! My favorite is chocolate…YUMMM :-) Just went low-carb from vegan (believe it or not) and I have really been enjoying your blog! Thanks so much for the recipes!

  42. Christy says

    I have completed the requirements for the ice cream maker giveaway….favorite ice cream is chunky monkey….

  43. Julie says

    Done! :) We love hazelnut ice cream, so I can’t wait to try and make some with your Newtella! 😀 And we will definitely be trying the pecan pie ice cream!

  44. Debi Johnson says

    Can’t believe I did 1-3 and forgot #4 – My favorite ice cream is ANYTHING CHOCOLATE!

    I Liked and Shared, but did I have to use the links above on THIS page to get “credit” for having done it?

  45. Brenda Taylor says

    Did all the requirements. Would love the ice cream maker. My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate peanut butter.

  46. Margaret J says

    My favorite ice cream flavor has to be pistachio … I miss it because I have never seen a sugar free version!

  47. Brande says

    I completed the requirements. I just love ice cream–my children & I could eat it daily. It would be hard to choose an exact favorite; but it would have to be in the chocolate category.

  48. Amy says

    Oh! I wish I had seen this giveaway earlier! Guess I know what I’ll be getting hubby for his birthday! 😉 I plan to make your pecan pie ice cream for Thanksgiving with your apple crumble (from your cookbook)! I’m able to find the grass fed whipping cream without the carrageenan in it, but not the half-and-half. Do you think I could use the cream but substitute the half-and-half with full fat coconut milk? Also, I have the Trader Joes organic stevia…should I use 1/4 – 1/2 tsp?

    Thank you for all the great recipes! And for the signed cookbooks! I can’t wait to make everything from them! :)

    • satisfyingeats says

      Yes, that should be a perfect swap with the coconut milk for the half and half. Use twice the amount of Trader Joe’s Organic Stevia than KAL stevia in any recipe, at least that is a good starting point but be sure to sweeten to your taste. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and that everyone enjoys your desserts! :)


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