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Pumpkin Pecan Gelato – Recipe 🎃🍦

If you love fall desserts, you’ll love this pumpkin pecan gelato. This gelato is excellent served with caramel sauce, chopped nuts and whipped cream and also makes a great milkshake! It’s very easy to make but does require an ice cream machine which you can find for under $100 here


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a bowl, use a whisk to beat the egg yolks and sugar together. Set aside.
  2. Pour the milk and cream into a sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, slowly pour the milk into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly for about a minute (you do not want the eggs to cook).
  3. Pour the mixture back into the sauce pan over low heat. Stir until the mixture thickens.
  4. Next, stir in the pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and vanilla.
  5. Pour the mixture into a bowl, fold in pecans and cover with plastic wrap. Let cool in the fridge for 6 hours or overnight.
  6. Transfer gelato to an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for freezing. 
  7. Amazing served with caramel sauce, more chopped nuts and whipped cream!


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