Take-out Tuesday, Caramel Butter Pecan Ice Cream Pie

You’ve heard the old saying “easy as pie”

well, it must have been this pie they were talking about!

It doesn’t get any easier than this!

I used Trader Joe’s Candied Pecans,

but you can use any pecans~

see notes in the printable recipe near the end of this post

Give the pecans a rough chop

Combine Cool Whip, sweetened condensed milk, melted butter,

maple syrup and pecans in a large mixing bowl

Gently fold everything together

Add a drizzle of caramel

Fold the caramel into the ice cream

Transfer mixture into the pie crust

If you don’t want to use a ready made graham crust,

use any pie crust you want

or make your own cookie crust~

Shortbread cookies or Pecan Sandies would be great

See notes in the printable recipe

near the end of this post for directions

Cover and freeze at least 6 hours before serving

Drizzle the top with caramel syrup

Cut into wedges to serve

Drizzle slice with more caramel if desired

Yes, please! 😋

Dig in

This recipe is adapted from Plain Chicken

Caramel Butter Pecan Ice Cream Pie

Easy no churn ice cream and a graham cracker ready crust makes putting this luscious dessert together easy as pie!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze 6 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 graham cracker ready crust or make your own, see notes below
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip, thawed or 2 cups heavy cream, whipped
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups roasted pecans* I used candied pecans
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp real maple syrup
  • caramel sauce


  • Chop pecans
  • Put Cool Whip, sweetened condensed milk, melted butter, maple syrup and pecans into a large mixing bowl
  • Gently fold ingredients together to mix
  • Drizzle with caramel sauce to taste and fold it into the ice cream mixture
  • Place ice cream into the pie crust
  • Cover and freeze for at least 6 hours before serving
  • Drizzle more caramel sauce over the top and cut into wedges to serve
  • Drizzle slices with additional caramel sauce if desired


Cookie Crust:
2 cups cookie crumbs
4 Tablespoons melted butter
Mix together, pat into a pie plate and bake at 350 for 8 minutes, cool and fill
*Roasted Pecans
Put raw pecans in a skillet with butter and a drizzle of olive oil, stir to melt butter and coat nuts.  Sprinkle with brown sugar and salt and cook, stirring often over medium heat about 5 minutes until the sugar begins to caramelize and coat the nuts.  Be careful not to burn. Transfer to a plate or parchment paper to cool
Keyword butter pecan ice cream, caramel butter pecan ice cream pie, easy dessert, ice cream pie, no churn ice cream

Easy as pie!

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46 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Caramel Butter Pecan Ice Cream Pie”
  1. Well, that was pretty easy!

  2. Jenna, this is quick and easy but must be delicious. I happen to love ice cream and caramel. Thanks for the recipe and Happy Tuesday!

  3. Looks to die for! All my favorite flavors in one pie — and a cold one, too. This wlll definitely be a plus!

  4. Mmmm. I love CARE-amel/CAHH-ruh-mul. Either way, yum.

  5. Anonymous says:

    To die for!!!

  6. A quick and fantastic dessert!

  7. Yum is the word that comes to mind with this pie. What an easy recipe to keep for last minute guests. Pinning!

  8. Jessica says:

    Saving this recipe! Thank you!

  9. BERNADETTE says:

    Seriously Jenna, you are killing me here. Now I will think about this recipe until I make it. I’m thinking pecan sandies crust.

  10. kitty says:

    Oh my word, yes please! I love ice cream pie and this sounds so easy. Thanks, Jenna!

  11. Cyndi Raines says:

    Oh my gosh! This sounds wonderful! Love all the ingredients, how can you not? Pinning and will be making this for our Labor Day get together! YUM! Thank you Jenna!

  12. Anonymous says:

    yummy Jenna. I just made a banana split ice cream pie in much the same way. So good. thanks for sharing this recipe.
    Hugs my friend

  13. Anonymous says:

    Yum Jenna! A great dessert for Labor Day as it’s pretty labor free. 🙂

  14. Nancy says:

    Well… yum yum! Perfect for a hot summer day!

  15. Thanks for sharing a simple and delicious dessert. Happy weekend.

  16. This recipe looks scrumptious and tasty!

  17. rawsonjl says:

    This looks amazing! I love easy “pie” recipes that don’t require lots of fuss or baking. Pinned.

  18. Pam says:

    Oh my goodness, Jenna!! I must have this! What a delicious dessert. Pinning!

  19. anartfulmom says:

    P.S. I’ll be featuring it tomorrow at Thursday Favorite Things. 🙂

  20. NikiLEOwife says:

    Oh, yum! Looks so, so good. I wish we had a Trader Joe’s! I’ve never been in one, but so many people post the great things they can buy there, I’ve noticed especially beautiful flowers. I don’t know if Walmart has candied pecans, but I’ll look for them. Thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade & Crafty Creators!

  21. helenfern says:

    Diet? Did someone say diet?? Holy moly this is beautiful! Pinned! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – I could get into having this for dinner for sure!

  22. Sarah says:

    Looks yummy!

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